FINANCE Archives - Church Executive


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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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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Measuring ministry activities

church dashboard metrics

Measuring and exploring key performance indicators (KPIs) for your ministry can help in the navigation of both risks and opportunities.

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Now is the time

Considering a new loan, or refinancing an existing one? Here’s what you need to know.

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Keep it in the fairway

Some fundamental “mechanics” can help a religious organization determine if it’s prepared to borrow.

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A solid fundraising foundation

A capital campaign expert offers his best insights about timing, transparency and technology.

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Good Steward Awards 2013

Good Steward Awards 2013: Technology SPECIAL NEEDS: Grace Church (Eden Prairie, MN) GIVING SOLUTIONS: Shore Fellowship (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ)   Good Steward Awards 2013: Leadership MULTI-SITE STAFF MANAGEMENT: First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL) Grace Fellowship Church (Latham, NY) INNOVATIVE OUTREACH: First Mount Zion Baptist Church (Dumfries, VA) First […]

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Online giving 101

What do Hurricane Sandy, Colorado wildfires and summer vacations have in common?

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3 days left to nominate Good Steward Awards!

THREE DAYS LEFT to nominate recognition-worthy churches for the Church Executive 2013 Good Steward Awards! Winners will be spotlighted in our December issue in the areas of FACILITIES, FINANCE, FUNDRAISING, LEADERSHIP, SAFETY & SECURITY and TECHNOLOGY. Don’t wait any longer — submit your nomination today!      

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