We recently spoke with Dr. Ike Reighard—Senior Pastor of Piedmont Church in Marietta, GA—about how they were able to revive Piedmont Church when it was on the brink of closing its doors due to a $600,000 HVAC repair, mildew infested carpets, and a large facility in need of repair. Here’s the full interview: In the…

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Benjamin Franklin has a famous quote that goes something like this: “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.”  One of the biggest mistakes people make with their personal finances is not planning for an unexpected emergency. That’s why the first “baby step” in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace program is creating a $1000 emergency fund.…

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Does your church budget look like this? Or does it look like this? Here is the deal… Nobody cares about the church budget except the people in charge of it.  However, people care about people.  The way to make your staff care about the budget is to make it come alive through pictures and stories.…

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We have all had weeks and months where we did everything the same and the giving didn’t meet our expectations.  I get asked a lot about what to do when income isn’t coming in as expected.  What should you do?  The majority of pastors don’t do anything or they start using guilt; neither of these…

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We’ve worked with thousands of churches around the country (and one or two in other countries) to help them have more money for ministry.  In many churches, these things have been cut in recent years.  But if you have a healthy funding plan, you can allocate more resources to these important areas. Staff Development.  It’s…

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