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4 behaviors of second chair church leaders who think — and act — strategically

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By Mike Bonem If you ask a second chair leader what he or she “does,” you might hear a long list of tasks. These include managing and developing staff, creating systems for more effective ministry, and working with leadership teams, along with a variety of special projects. But if you ask about their greatest contribution […]

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3 simple ways to increase your church’s giving

Statistics show that giving online is increasing year over year. Other methods for giving are also gaining momentum — via text message and mobile phone.

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6 ways you can address mental illness in your church

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By Sam S. Rainer III The church does not speak enough about mental illness. It’s a significant issue that remains largely silent in most churches. The church can do more. The church should do more. In fact, research reveals that 65% of family members in a household of someone with acute mental illness believe the […]

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How mobile giving cuts time, heartache out of your staff’s week

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Your staff members have BIG jobs. Few have enough time to do all that’s on their plates. Sometimes, God provides through technology — and it’s miraculous.

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7 ways to equip your church to give generously

How can you equip your congregation to give generously? Here are 7 items to consider. #1: Teach why sacrificial giving is necessary for God’s mission. If what you are giving does not change your lifestyle, then it’s not sacrificial. Not all giving is sacrificial, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Leaving a great tip is […]

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What’s new in streaming for the Christmas season?

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From worship services to outreach efforts, extend the reach of your Christmas events by considering all the different ways video streaming can help.

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A giving gut-check

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Your ministry is too important to be left to “going with your gut” or hoping things will work out. Evaluate your generosity strategy for the coming year.

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Counting collections: 3 “good steward” reasons to automate

Collections are an important part of any church. And, as a church leader, you want to manage your inflow the best way you can.

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Giving goals: 3 ways to give members a ‘gentle nudge’ during the Christmas season

This time of year is one of the most important times to give folks like me a little ‘nudge.’ On average, more than 20% of all giving to a church comes through in these last two months of the year. Here are a few ways you can gently nudge members of your church and remind them of their giving goals.

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MAXIMIZING YEAR-END GIVING: A panel of experts weighs in

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The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is crucial, financially, for churches — when members determine beneficiaries of their year-end gifts.

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