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Measure what matters to invest in what matters

Bridging the gap between the business office and the pastoral office By Brad Leeper As a church leader with a Kingdom-first perspective, you likely have two goals that are the primary threads woven through the fabric of all you do within your church. First, you seek to develop your people’s individual relationships with Christ. Second, […]

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Engaging and discipling your church’s financial leaders

Joel Mikell, Partner at Horizons Stewardship, and Doug Turner, President of Culture of Ready, answer your important follow-up questions to their Webinar, “Engaging and Discipling Your Church’s Financial Leaders,” now available at www.churchexecutive.com/webinars. What message would you suggest for helping Financial Leaders to know the life changes that their giving is empowering? Joel Mikell: There’s […]

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Protecting your church and religious organization against fraud

Now more than ever, all organizations are exposed to risk, including cyber security breaches and internal fraud. Religious institutions — which strive on building a trusting relationship with their members and employees on the foundation of religious beliefs, coupled with tight budgets and limited financial oversight — are even more vulnerable to fraud and abuse.

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Financial health? Check.

At my annual checkup, the doctor ordered a number of blood tests.

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Church Executive, December 2012, Volume 11, Issue 12

Perspectives on 2013 Church Executive’s Editorial Advisory Panel looks at the year ahead from the perspectives of their work and interests. Good Steward: Construction Gateway Church, Southlake, TX; Word of Life, Flowood, MS Good Steward: Financial Management Christ Community Church, St. Charles, IL; North Coast Calvary Chapel, Carlsbad, CA; First Baptist Church of West Palm […]

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Make sure your staff has a chance at a dignified retirement

Retirement. We all hope one day to do it. As church and ministry executives, you likely want to make sure you can offer your employees a competitive, robust retirement plan at a reasonable cost to your bottom line. But how do you know if your current plan is on the right track, or, if you don’t have one yet, how to choose the right one? “Establishing employee benefits is a very important consideration for any church or ministry and its employees,” says Dixie Beard, director of business development at GuideStone Financial Resources. “But before rushing into establishing an employee retirement plan, it is important to establish your ministry’s objectives, such as meeting your moral obligation to employees, evaluating your cultural environment and establishing cost parameters.”

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