Byron, like a lot of people, found that his vocational journey looks nothing like he expected. When he was studying music in college, he’d never heard of an “implementation systems representative.” Today he is one. [read more]
It’s a common tension for churches. Too many needs…too few resources. But what if there were a way to actually identify and meet more and more of the needs in your city? One pastor, Miles McPherson at the Rock Church in San Diego, says it’s possible, so we asked him to explain how. [read more]
“Over the past several years, many churches made the mistake of borrowing everything a bank was willing to lend them. As a result, many ministries are facing the strangling hold of lenders and interest payments. Seek to restructure the debt…and resolve to never again borrow an amount of money that would jeopardize the ministry.” – Joseph Sangl, Top 10 Financial Mistakes Churches Make
Yeah, that hits a nerve for me. So I would add this to Sangl’s advice: Along with resolving to never allow debt to jeopardize your ministry, align your ministry with a financial partner who cares about your vision as much as you do and will help protect you from such decisions.
Check out the rest of the list at Top 10 Financial Mistakes Churches Make. Has your church bounced back from making any of these common mistakes? How did you recover?
God’s glory is the manifestation of all that God is—His divine attributes of holiness, grace, judgment, eternality, omniscience, and love, to name a few. To acknowledge God’s glory is to come to a greater understanding of who He is, to grasp a glimpse of His beauty, brilliance, effulgence, and radiance. [read more]
We had a Nehemiah event at our church several weeks ago. No, we didn’t rebuild any walls. We did something more enduring with far more impact. We read Scripture aloud for three hours. It was an amazing and moving event inspired by the recounting in Nehemiah 8 of the Scriptures being read for the first time in 70 years. [read more]