A reader recently requested that we provide an article that addresses the following question: “I have volunteered to do the financial books for my church. Could you maybe address some tips or suggestions on the best way to do this?”
If you haven’t noticed by now, church websites have been popping up all over the internet. Some are good…some are not so good. Whether you have a church of 3,000 or 300, a website is a great tool for showing others about the church and connecting with new visitors. The best part is that a […]
“When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.” (John 2:13-15 NIV) What does this mean for us today? Why did Jesus drive them out?
Have you ever wondered why full-time pastors, ministers and missionaries depend so much on your support? Have you ever wondered if that model was even biblical? I have.
I attended a missions conference at a very large church in the Orlando area six years ago and was struck by a machine sitting in the lobby. At first, I thought it looked like an ATM. But it wasn’t. After a closer look, I discovered that this curious machine was a giving kiosk.
“Why do pastors always talk about money at church?” It’s a question I’m asked every now and then when someone finds out I’m a pastor.
Churches exist to develop people in the Christian faith and to spread the message of the Gospel. While the Word of God is free, often times spreading the good news is not and it takes money to do so. So why don’t all Christians support their church?
When it comes to impacting your community with the message of Christ, the internet is often considered one of the ultimate tools. With the spread of social networking sites and mobile devices, nearly everyone can be reached instantly online. Unfortunately, many churches today are not fully harnessing the power of the internet. One way that churches can connect and grow their impact in their communities is by leveraging the use of email marketing…