There are many reasons to consider an audit of your church’s financial statements by and independent CPA firm. While certainly not comprehensive, here are six valid reasons your church should have an audit.
Most pastors and churches experience anything but excitement when it comes to debt reduction capital campaigns. Talk to the typical capital campaign company and they will tell you that debt reduction money is “the hardest money to raise”. The truth is, it is hard to get anyone excited about a campaign that does not include [...]
A Birthday Party Ministry can be an effective way to reach children and their families. By opening up your facilities for birthday parties, you open up your doors to a whole new population of families who may never otherwise step foot inside your church. Here are 4 reasons this ministry can be so successful.
When the uninitiated hear the word “audit,” involuntary shivers ensue. Perhaps because the Infernal Revenue Service [sic] has taken the word “audit” as their own, newcomers view an audit as adversarial. That’s the first misconception in our top five.
Once a church decides upon a growth strategy that involves relocation, the tendency is to adopt a stance of ceasing to spend any money on the current facility. While major renovations are most often not advisable, some minor expenditures may be prudent.
How do you measure “life, and life abundantly” (John 10:10)? Churches place a great deal of emphasis on spiritual growth of their members, but as this question illustrates, it is hard to measure. Since spiritual growth is subjective, churches need objective measurements to help quantify and qualify the effectiveness of their ministries as aids to spiritual growth.
When designing your children’s facility, here are the 5 most important areas to consider in order to make a big impact.
For a church facility to reach maximum effectiveness it must be balanced in three areas: worship center seating capacity, education/children’s areas, and parking.
The growth of small groups can be better managed when self-service for group leaders is part of the solution. Instead of managing multiple databases or spreadsheets, church staff need a single point of connection and collection.
Many churches have great ideas and dreams for an amazing children’s space, but don’t have the budget to pull it off. Here are 3 tips for creating a great themed area with a small budget.