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 […]Read More >
How the Villanova University Master of Science in Church Management Degree is building capacity for leadershipRead More >
The “established” side of the established church is often viewed with some derision. I certainly understand why.The establishment can be stodgy, stuck and stuffy. Being established, however, is what you make it.Read More >
As churches evaluate their processes and introduce new ways of doing things, the common next step in the evaluation is the fundamental platform of a church management system (ChMS).
But, what are the milestones that would evoke a pursuit of this magnitude?Read More >
Changing a church management system (ChMS) is a big deal for a church of any size. Make sure you understand why you want your church to undergo this shift.Read More >
You don’t need new church management software.
Traditional ChMS is old, antiquated and isn’t best suited to help your ministry grow the right way. Why get another software system that shares similarities to the one you currently have? They’ll both just continue to underperform and eat up too much of your time.
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Whether you’re hoping to convert from one church management software system to another — or even trying church software for the first time — you probably know by now that it takes a lot of planning and consideration before you and your church finally decide.
To help you along, here’s a handful of important questions to help your church find the best fit for its needs.Read More >
They’re watching you. They’re noticing you. They’re evaluating you. They’re mirroring you. Who are they? They are the people you’re leading.Read More >
If you’re like me, you want your voice heard — even at the top levels of leadership. I may not be able to have lunch with the President of the United States, but I do want to feel like he’s listening to me. I don’t believe it’s an unreasonable expectation of followers to want their voices heard by top leaders.Read More >
“We’re an old church; we just replace things when they break.”
This is the common response when I ask church leaders throughout the nation about their long-term capital planning strategy. While this statement might be true for many worship facilities, for many years, that doesn’t mean it’s the wisest form of stewardship for a church’s physical assets.Read More >