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Is Your Church Polarized?

Churches, large and small, can find themselves facing a divide over issues, large and small. The issue at hand can range from controversy over a new building to the denomination’s stance on homosexuality to the current pastoral leader to what …

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How to Lead in Stewardship: A Leadership Adventure Teleconference

Please join me next Thursday, December 6, at 9 Pacific/10 Mountain/11 Central/noon Eastern Time, for a one hour conference call conversation on leading stewardship. My guest will be the Rev. Charles (Chick) Lane, Director of the Center for Stewardship Leaders, …

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An Image of Gratitude

Last month we saw this sculpture by Retha Walden Gambaro at the Heard Museum in Phoenix: Happy Thanksgiving!

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How to Preach about the Economy

We may be through the worst of the economic downturn, but economic issues are still at the forefront. How can pastoral leaders address these issues from the pulpit on an ongoing basis? People get economic news every day, via newspaper, …

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How Can Church Leaders Make Difficult Decisions?

Church leaders are faced with the necessity to act, and to make decisions which are difficult. Sometimes you have to tell the truth about a mistake you made. Sometimes you have to take an unpopular stand. Sometimes you have to …

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Howard Anderson on How to Ask People to Give More Money to Church

Whether you are beginning your stewardship focus now or planning for the future, Howard Anderson offered some valuable insights for church leaders on how to lead in stewardship in Thursday’s teleconference. He suggested “The deepest underlying issue I’ve found as …

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A Free Teleconference on How to Preach about Money

Please join me this Thursday, May 26 at 9 Pacific/10 Mountain/11 Central/12 Eastern Time, for a one hour conference call conversation with Jonathan Eric Carroll on “How Do You Preach about Money?” Jonathan Eric Carroll has served alongside the First …

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A Free Teleconference with Peter Steinke: How Do You Get Less Anxious about Church Finance?

Please join me this Thursday, March 31 at 9 Pacific/10 Mountain/11 Central/12 Eastern Time, for a one hour conference call conversation on “How Do You Get Less Anxious about Church Finance?” My guest will be Peter Steinke, the author of …

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What’s a Leader to Do about Money? A Free Teleconference

Please join me next Thursday, December 9 at 9 Pacific/10 Mountain/11 Central/12 Eastern Time, for a one hour conference call conversation on “What’s a Leader to Do about Money at Church?” My guest will be: Kathy Wiseman, M.B.A., the founder …

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How Do Churches Make Decisions about Money? A Free Teleconference

Please join me next Thursday, September 16, at 9 Pacific/10 Mountain/11 Central/12 Eastern Time, for a one hour conference call conversation on “How Do Churches Make Decisions about Money?” My guest will be Emlyn Ott, Executive Director of Healthy Congregations …

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