8 Financial Red Flags for Your Church

“I don’t know if we can pay the staff this week. We may have to delay payroll until after Sunday.”  Rick was the lead pastor at Westview Community Church. The words from Lisa, the church’s financial administrator, came as a shock. He could not believe what he was hearing. Delay paying the staff?  “What are […]

9 Ways to Help Your Church’s Financial Health this Summer

Get out the sunscreen, baseball glove, and fireworks. The summer is quickly approaching. During the summer months, church life changes. Members’ church attendance is often hit or miss due to vacations. Because of the sporadic attendance, some churches decide to reduce ministry offerings during the summer. And for some church leaders, this means there is […]

5 Ways to Get Out of Your Vision Rut

“I don’t know what to do.” These are words leaders hate to say or think. Jerry was no different. Jerry had pastored a small church for seven years. In his first few years at the church, he knew where he hoped to lead the congregation. Back then, the challenges were obvious which made the vision […]

How to Support Your Church Staff this Christmas Season

The holiday season is in full swing. Sales are happening at every store. It seems like every house on the block has a Christmas tree displayed in front of a big, bay window. Nativity scenes are set out with care. Christmas cards are starting to make their arrival in the mail. These are just a […]