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Want to sustain generosity this summer?

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A Remote Roundtable Discussion: Two seasoned church giving experts share 4 tried-and-true strategies any church leader can use — featuring Eliot Crowther and Becky Kopplin Q: For most churches, just how big of a problem is a drop-off in summer giving? Crowther: Really, we need to expect that attendance is going to dip during the […]

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It’s time to change how you think about church giving

5 mindsets to transform your ministry funding strategy By Joel Mikell & Curt Swindoll The challenges the local church faces today are markedly different compared to those of a decade or two ago. Gone are the days of significant numbers of church members attending on Sunday mornings, evenings, and Wednesday nights. Tithing is no longer […]

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With rates rising, should you terminate your interest rate swap and refinance?

By Dan Mikes As you might have noticed, interest rates have been on the move. Also, recent economic signals seem to imply the federal government will be more active in 2017.  Consider comments economist Dr. Scott Anderson made on February 17 under the heading, “Inflation Runs Hot, Will the Fed?”: The urgency to hike interest […]

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Debt management: one of the keys to financial wellness

By Rev. Dr. Patricia Hunter, CFP® In today’s world, most of us have debt. One of the keys to achieving financial wellness is learning how to manage that debt. Debt does not have to be an insurmountable problem Is debt distracting you from your ministry? As servants of God, we often place the needs of […]

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The Top 5 Reasons Your Church Needs To Be On Mobile This Easter

There’s a storm coming. A tsunami. Tornado. A hurricane. A teeming horde. I’m talking, of course, about the tidal wave of people headed for your church on April 16. It’s a time of traditions: spiral-sliced ham, perfectly good eggs covered in thick layers of paint, and going to church with grandma. But for those in […]

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Making multisite church accounting work, flawlessly

GLENN WOOD / CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR / SEACOAST CHURCH / MT. PLEASANT, SC By RaeAnn Slaybaugh For more than 22 years, Glenn Wood has — innovatively — served as business administrator at Seacoast Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC. At the administrative helm of a rapidly growing church (now with 13 locations!), Wood’s vast, varied business management […]

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Good governance = good giving

A clear financial plan, including a sound investment policy, protects a church, its ministries and its people from a potentially devastating financial misstep. However, did you know this same plan can actually drive better giving, too? John Regan, Partner and Chief Investment Officer at New York-based Permanens Capital, which counts among its clients several large churches […]

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Creating a culture of generosity in a church plant

While many church plants are simply trying to make it week to week, Shoreline Church in Knoxville, Tenn., leveraged new ways of thinking to eliminate the guesswork for funding ministry. Through data & analytics, Shoreline developed a plan that resulted in a $653,000 one-day offering. It also laid the foundation for a culture of generosity. […]

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Starting a Christian school: best practices

By Darren Thompson & Richard Koon with Robert “Bo” Gutzwiller You might be successfully pastoring a church and thinking the “next step” for your ministry is starting a school. CAUTION: Your skill and experience with operating a church might or might not translate into the unique challenges that schools present. Who wouldn’t be interested in […]

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Financial wellness: an added benefit for your staff

By Louis P. Barbarin, CPA Perhaps you have heard of or read about ‘financial wellness’ in the workplace. It’s one of the new buzzwords used to describe the range of financial services that some companies are making available to their employees. So, just what is financial wellness? According to Tom Rath and Jim Harter, leaders […]

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