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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As a senior pastor, you’re the lead shepherd. Your job is to not only care for your congregation, but also for your staff. Leadership is about more than writing job descriptions and leading staff meetings. You have to be involved and present in people’s lives. What’s happening in the families of your staff members? What’s…

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THE HARDEST part of what we do when it comes to helping your church get more money in the bank… is helping YOU understand how investing money results in more money in the bank.  Most churches think the way to increase money in the bank is by merely holding on to what they have, slashing…

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We don’t ask first graders to do advanced algebra. You don’t program the launch codes on your first day at NASA. You don’t sign up for the Olympics after one year of youth soccer. Sometimes, pastors ask people to take steps that are too big for them to take.  It’s especially true when it comes…

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T. Harv Eker wrote a fascinating book that describes the psychological difference between the rich and the poor. Here are a few of the 17 differences he notes: Rich people believe: “I create my life.” Poor people believe: “Life happens to me.” Rich people are committed to being rich. Poor people want to be rich. Rich people think…

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