Ministry

What Do You Do When Your Church Is Not Growing?

Posted by Vanco on Mar 15, 2021 3:11:52 PM

Every year, the United States reports about 2.7 million people missing from church congregations. That is a significant decrease... Read More

The Complete Guide to Church Change Management

Posted by Vanco on Mar 11, 2021 12:28:04 PM

Few words can ignite a flurry of emotions like the word "change." This is especially true in the church, where worship is often... Read More

Church Strategic Plan - A Definitive Guide

Posted by Vanco on Mar 10, 2021 3:02:13 PM

Developing a church strategic plan can take place at any point in a ministry. A pastor starting a church has the same challenges... Read More

Two Disciple-Making Changes to Experiment with Today

Posted by JEFF MEYER on Nov 3, 2020 4:15:31 PM

This is the time to try new things with your members. As church leaders, we all desire to help people develop faith, even during... Read More

8 Practical Ways To Connect People To Jesus In A Disconnected Reality

Posted by JEFF MEYER on Sep 29, 2020 12:29:29 PM

As church leaders know, we are commissioned to connect people to their faith and our communities. And, since this happens best... Read More

How to Start a Prayer Ministry Online for Free

Posted by Vanco on Jul 2, 2020 11:55:54 AM

Setting up a prayer ministry online or any other virtual group, such as a Bible study or committee, is easy to do and won’t cost... Read More

10 Average Church Giving Statistics Plus Why Members Aren't Giving

Posted by Vanco on Mar 26, 2020 10:50:39 AM

The Power of Thanks: 4 Practical Ministry Funding Impact Strategies

Posted by Kristine Miller on May 8, 2019 1:00:21 PM

I want to share with you one of the most powerful tools you have to help persons support your ministry with both more time and... Read More

A Lesson in Stewardship: Living Generously Begins With Trust

Posted by Marcia Shetler on Mar 20, 2019 1:00:05 PM

When we define faithful generosity—or stewardship—we often think in terms of time, talent, and treasure. But when I think about... Read More

How to Use Social Listening to Get More Church Donations

Posted by Richard Bauer on Aug 1, 2018 12:56:38 PM

Churches are in a powerful position to influence others on social media platforms. Even a small church community with fewer than... Read More

(Part 1) Pathways to Generosity

Posted by Aimee Laramore on Apr 11, 2018 1:00:35 PM

Does your congregation struggle to explain, model or implement a “culture of generosity?” Many find that all of the talk about... Read More

Normalizing Conversations About Money Through Small Groups

Posted by Rusty Lewis on Mar 21, 2018 1:00:23 PM

Many pastors feel uneasy about bringing up the topic of money. You might get brave enough to talk about it during November as... Read More

Imperfect Allies

Posted by Aimee Laramore on Mar 7, 2018 1:00:25 PM

The great theologian Dave Chappelle introduced a concept that made me laugh out loud when he spoke about imperfect allies. In his... Read More

More Online Giving Options for Churches Please!

Posted by Richard Bauer on Feb 21, 2018 1:00:20 PM

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a... Read More

Take the Test: Is Your Church Ready for Asset-Based Giving?

Posted by Steve Caton on Nov 8, 2017 1:00:53 PM

Every year we see new trends — cars, fashion, technology — we even add new words to our vocabulary. Some trends are fleeting but... Read More

When Enough Isn't Enough

Posted by Jan Jasmin on Oct 4, 2017 1:00:23 PM

When it comes to how well your church’s needs and your congregation’s giving match up, members may genuinely believe you have... Read More

Sowing and Reaping

Posted by Philip Nation on Sep 13, 2017 1:00:39 PM

We live in a transactional society. We pay. We get. It’s always supposed to be fair and even. But it rarely happens that way. So,... Read More

Putting God First

Posted by Philip Nation on Aug 2, 2017 1:00:12 PM

The mission of the church is to do whatever it takes to develop disciples of Jesus who gather, grow and go. By that, I mean: Read More

5 Reasons Every Church Should Have a Stewardship Theology

Posted by Joel Mikell on Jul 19, 2017 1:00:10 PM

The seven perspectives I presented in earlier posts from my book, Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, were a starting place for... Read More

Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Posted by Jan Jasmin on Jun 28, 2017 1:00:19 PM

Anyone who works in a church office knows that raising funds, particularly in summer months, is a challenge. But that effort must... Read More

Crafting a Theology of Stewardship: Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Posted by Joel Mikell on Jun 21, 2017 1:00:07 PM

You simply cannot write, talk, preach or teach on stewardship and generosity without including gratitude and thanksgiving. If... Read More