Category Archives: Money

What every pastor ought to know about money

Here are five important things about money every pastor ought to know. Any one of them can be difficult to learn depending on your background, life experience and aptitude. This is not a 5 quick tips article. However, over time …

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When money brought me to my knees

I love having you in my community of leaders. And frequently when I write to you, I think about the challenges of ministry, identify a topic, and come up with a series of action steps to remedy or support it. …

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Let’s make church finance team meetings easier

Do you dread meetings of your church finance team or committee? If so, you’re not alone. I often hear: “I feel SO uncomfortable dealing with money matters. It’s outside my comfort zone” “I get frustrated with the bottom-line mentality of …

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Are you ready to never worry about money again?

Right now, are you worried about money? Whether it’s your church’s money or your personal money–the thought of cash coming in and cash going out can be stressful, especially if more is going out than is coming in. Here’s my …

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5 things I wish I knew about stewardship 30 years ago

When I started in ministry 30 years ago I knew next to nothing about stewardship. I was anxious, puzzled, and didn’t feel up to the task. So not up to the task that I remember that first year I called …

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Are you facing a summer giving slump at church?

Most churches face a drop in giving in the summertime. People are on vacation, and giving to church isn’t always their top priority. Cash flow can be an issue, and it’s easy for pastors and church leaders to panic. Here …

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What to do when there’s not enough money at church

When a congregation doesn’t have enough money, anxiety goes up. Then the church looks for solutions, usually to their pastor first. And when a pastor is uncomfortable talking about money, everyone is thrown off and is challenged. If the church’s …

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Would you rather have a tooth pulled than preach about money ?

Here are 3 ways to make stewardship preaching easier. I recently interviewed Rev. Dr. Clayton Smith, executive pastor of generosity at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, in preparation for launching a podcast. But I don’t want to …

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New study shows active churchgoers want e-giving options

Have you considered e-giving options for your church? There are good reasons to do so. This guest post is written by Kevin Lee, CEO of Vanco Payment Solutions about Vanco’s new study of giving habits and giving preference. I found …

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Pastors: help your people see money in the light of faith

Do you wish you could help people make the faith connection with their money? The most faithful of church people are bombarded with ads many times a day, more each year. Businesses ask them for their money constantly. Few are …

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