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Hidden Financial Drains to Avoid

As stewards of the financial resources God has provided, we’re responsible for making sure we use that money wisely. There are several areas where churches spend or waste money without realizing what’s happening. It’s not that people are trying to be irresponsible; they simply didn’t see the issue. A leaky faucet or pipe isn’t an […]

7 Steps to Budgeting Success

Have you ever been frustrated with the budgeting process at your church?  Does it seem like it really should be easier…or more effective?  Well, I wrote an article for Worship Facilities recently to address this very issue.  Here are “Financial Guardrails for a Successful Ministry“.

You’re not who you think you are…

There’s something you need to know.  If you’re the head of your organization (particularly if you founded it), then I have what may be disturbing news for you.  Are you ready?  Here it goes…you are an entrepreneur.  Contrary to what you may think, the for-profit business world does not have that term copyrighted and reserved […]

Don’t fear the bean counters!

Cash flow, balance sheet, and budgets, oh my!  For most of us, dealing with finances rates right up there with getting a root canal.  However, not dealing with finances can be much worse.  Avoidance is not the answer!  If you’re the CEO or top leader of your organization, you have to deal with finances.  This […]