When you think about it, church can be a strange place.  We do things like: Drink grape juice and say it’s Jesus’ blood. Dunk people under water and call it a “public profession of faith.” To lifelong churchgoers, all of this makes sense (and is, in fact, quite meaningful).  But I imagine it can be…

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Trying to figure out how to communicate with your Finance Team? Wondering how to get them on board? Let this guide help. Before The Meeting Here are some great things to remind yourself of before the meeting begins. Choose Trust. Display trust over suspicion. Trust is an issue of the heart. It believes the best…

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Do you think it’s important for people in your church to be happy givers? Let’s face it–it’s one thing for your church to receive money from people who are begrudgingly, or even apathetically giving, but wouldn’t it be amazing for people in your church to joyfully give out of what they’ve been given? How would…

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Church budgeting pitfalls

Have you ever made mistakes in your church budgeting? It’s okay. We’ve all been there. The important thing to remember is that you can always adjust and do your best to rectify those mistakes. However, today we’d like to help you avoid those pitfalls completely. Because when you avoid some major church budgeting pitfalls, you’re…

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When you think about a financially healthy church, what comes to mind? Is it the church with a large budget? Is it the church that can put on a full production each week for worship services? Or maybe you think about the church that just reached their goal for a large building campaign? Regardless of…

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There are two kinds of churches, and they’re revealed by the way they answer this question, regarding their giving strategy: How much money will your church bring in this year? Type 1 answers with a figure. Type 2 answers with something vague. The thing is, those Type 1 churches are usually correct in their confident,…

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Discipleship involves helping people take steps towards Jesus. This includes helping them take steps financially. If you want to lead a financially healthy church, then you need an intentional strategy for turning tippers into givers, and turning givers into tithers. If you’re like most pastors, there’s a part of this that sounds uncomfortable. Perhaps you…

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Online tithing. As a leader, you see that it has the potential to increase giving, create donation predictability, and provide budget stability. But you must get buy-in and approval from your financial board, stewardship committee, or key leadership team. And that, my friends, is no walk in the park. It’s more like a trek through…

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Skilled preachers who are passionate about teaching God’s Word spend time praying, reading, and studying their sermon. Musicians listen to songs, download chord charts, and rehearse on a weekly basis so they can lead the congregation in a way that honors God. Since sermons and worship music are vital parts of your service every weekend,…

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THE PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT TODAY We interact with hundreds of churches per month about digital giving… churches with no strategy at all churches with a “starter” strategy such as Paypal churches that have 20% or more of their congregation involved in digital giving In all of these conversations, one thing is clear… No one…

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