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Why Best Practices Fail

Most church leaders are on a continual search for “best practices.” We want the simple, straight-forward, plug-and-play solution to move the ball ahead. So, we pursue blogs, attend conferences, read books, and ask our pastor friends what they are doing that works so well. These “best practices” are brought to our teams and distributed for […]

Church Budgeting: Pain or Pleasure

(Previously seen on FactsandTrends.net) The church budgeting process does not rank high on the list of the most motivating and inspiring experiences in a minister’s life. Pastors will line up to deliver a message, shepherd the hurting, pray for the wayward, and lead the body forward. However, if a pastor lays awake at night dreaming […]

Why Fundraising is No Fun

Most pastors do not realize that the professional fundraising industry for churches began to strongly establish itself in the 1970’s with the founding of a few key firms. Today the foundation of the largest and most successful firms along with several smaller and individually operated groups still derive strategies from these initial firms. Even still […]

5 Generous People

I have been reading through the Bible this year and journaling about all things generosity. It has been an amazing journey as I have learned about the generous nature of God and how faithful He is. I have also watched business leaders rise up with extreme generosity as well as seeing how life can easily […]

Storage Unit Generosity

The storage unit business has been growing for years. What once began as a temporary solution for many Americans in between moves has now become a long-term storage solution for items we purchase with discretionary income. Several decades ago, my wife and I were storage unit people. We were living in an apartment at the […]

Grow Generosity Through Fasting and Prayer

In scripture, we find the theme of fasting repeatedly. The topic of money is also one of the more addressed issues. When it comes to the committed, habitual practices of fasting and giving in the modern church can be quite a different experience. Jesus taught that his house was to be a house of prayer. […]