In this season where the church is challenged in so many areas, we can’t lose our passion for generosity. Biblically rooted generosity and stewardship are an integral parts of making disciples and focusing on the mission God calls us to accomplish. Jim Shepperd of Generis offers some good advice.
Changes in employment, inflation and other economic factors are rippling through our culture, stressing the finances of God’s people. It will affect your congregation. Carey Nieuwhof offers six ways to be prepared. (Photo: Paul Huxley, Creative Commons)
Sure, your church is doing OK, but in the day-to-day work to keep the wheels of ministry turning, are you stewarding well your financial resources? This article from Smart Church Management offers insight. (Photo (c) Monkey Business, via Fotolia)
“Terroir,” the word for the local environmental factors that give a particular wine or honey its distinctive flavor, can be applied to ministry, writes the director of the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program. In Faith & Leadership.
Congregations are helping with the affordable housing crisis in our nation by building housing on their unused land. Aided by that have unused land are finding an excellent use for it: Building affordable housing. Religion News Service tells the story. ( Photo: Anete Lusina, Pexels)
People often say that the church is like a business, or should be more like a business. But by the metrics of business management and capitalism, the work of churches and pastors is redundant, Pastor Melissa Florer-Bixler writes in Faith & Leadership. (Photo: Alejandro Rdguez, Creative Commons)
Some churches are so close-lipped about money that members may suspect that subject is taboo. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. The Lewis Center for Church Leadership shares ideas on how to have productive conversation about money and giving. (Photo: Daniel Dionne, Creative Commons)
Covid 19 has accelerated some trends in church culture that had been simmering, and now leaders are struggling to adapt. Horizons Stewardship suggests eight obstacles to fully funding your ministry — and how to handle them.
More and more congregations are seeing that relying on just the money received in weekly donations from members to live into the mission God has called them into is no longer enough. Grace Duddy Pomroy of Luther Seminary explores some alternatives.
After listening to Christianity Today’s podcast series on what happened to the Seattle-area megachurch, Carey Nieuwhof draws out some important lessons that leaders of all churches are wise to keep in mind. (Photo: Dennis Skley, Creative Commons)