It’s way too easy to get over your head in credit card debt. One stretch of careless spending or financial hardship can put you in a real crunch. What’s the way out of the hole? Experian looks at some of the best strategies. (Photo: (c) tanawatpontchour – Fotolia.com)
Many people who earn a good living are trapped in financial hell simply because they don’t know how to manage their money. It takes some effort and discipline, but financial freedom can be achieved, this resource from LifeWay says.
When it comes to discrepancies in church offerings, there’s always the honest mistake, and there’s also the dishonest wolf among the sheep looking for opportunities. Good counting practices can discourage both. Startchurch.com explores. (Photo: Geek Calendar, Creative Commons)
Household budgets across the nation are under stress from the double whammy of inflation and energy costs soaring as a result of the Ukranian war. It’s a huge and growing problem, but Good Housekeeping has tips how to cope. (Photo: anna shvets pexels.com)
Gifts made to memorialize or honor a person enrich a congregation’s ability to provide ministry, but sometimes conflict can arise between the expectations of donors and those of the church. A policy can help keep things clear. (Photo: Photo © momius – Fotolia.com)
Churches should be the place where we can fully trust everyone, which makes it so hard when church financial leaders are caught stealing money. Being vigilant and proactive can help. Here are 10 tips from Smart Church Management.
Love it or hate it, your church must manage money. Keeping track of donations and expenses, following church financial management best practices, and even knowing where to start or where you’re going as a church is challenging. To help, Tithe.ly offers some key pointers. (Photo: SeniorLiving.org)
Many people seek employment at nonprofits not to get rich, but rather from a desire help the organization’s mission. But that doesn’t mean they should be paid poorly. Smart Church Management explores how to set competitive compensation. (Photo © ashumskiy – Fotolia.com)
It’s a common situation, especially in the current Covid-19 pandemic: Your church is facing an emergency and desperately needs to tap into funds that were donated for another purpose. This article from Central Texas Conference, UMC, sheds some light on the issue.
Luther approached the matter of money, capital, and debt as the arena of an apocalyptic struggle between God and the Devil, a struggle marked by a misplaced and distorted “trust and faith.” A thoughtful article by Guillermo Hansen in Journal of Lutheran Ethics.