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Created on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 / Personal Character
Tags: Rick Warren, faith, ministry, pleasure, God, believing, achievement, obeying, understanding, giving, persisting, thanks, Jericho, trust, Judge
Some Bible verses are so clear that their simple truth is undeniable, such as Hebrews 11:6 which says, "And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 18 August 2014 / Money
Tags: Jeff Anderson, tithing, giving, churches, dysfunctional, culture, vision casting, denomination, doctrinal teaching, metrics, biblical standard
Church-giving culture is drastically different than it was decades ago. While it didn't change overnight, this culture shift has accelerated just in the past five years. I won't bore you with the common ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 06 June 2014 / Money
Tags: Dan Reiland, money, personal, tithing, giving, gap, disaster, sermon, instruction, invitation, 12Stone Church, inspiration, Jesus, desperation
When it comes to people's money, things get personal fast. It often revolves around two facts: first, they don't perceive they have enough, and second, they need more! We as church leaders then "complicate" ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 16 December 2013 / Administration
Tags: Artie Davis, slow-moving church, clear vision, growth, decline, music, giving, community, understanding, tools, outreach, impact, written plan, calendar
Almost every church will see seasons of growth and decline. But how do you get a church that seems to be coming to a stop to regain some forward momentum? Here are a few points I have found helpful: 1. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 / Money
Tags: Jeff Anderson, pastors.com, ministry, tithing, giving, year-end, budget, calendar, holidays, New Year, gift calendar, Passover, Israelites, Pentecost
Last week, a development leader of a $100-million-a-year ministry shared with me that 60 percent of their annual budget would be received in the last three months of the year, and much of that in December! ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Thom Rainer, LifeWay, Christmas, gifts, appreciation, responses, heartbreak, cash, pain, exhortation, inquiry, financial struggle, Thanksgiving
I am always grateful when pastors and church members share with me topics of interest to them. Those suggestions tend to be viewed by more readers than my own ideas. I guess that says something about my ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Scott Attebery, pastor, appreciation, truth, teach, listen, social worker, university professor, guidance, stress, workload, pressure, demands, laughs, cries, mourns, heart, lonely, giving of self, ...
... Church Ministries from 2000-2005, Scott Attebery pastored Wyatt Baptist Church in El Dorado Arkansas. In 2008, Scott’s wife, Jill, passed away in an automobile accident. He recalls, “God used our church ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 30 September 2013 / Vision
Tags: Ron Edmondson, fears, church planting, coaching, leap of faith, congregation, finances, checkbook balance, giving, departures
Having planted two churches and now working with church planters on a regular basis in a coaching capacity, I know first hand the fears associated with the situation. It’s a leap of faith and one God is ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 27 September 2013 / Money
Tags: RSI Stewardship, giving, church, generosity, tithe, Bible, money, connection, difference, resources, allocated, vision, plan, priorities, ministry, finances
It’s common sense: Church leaders can’t expect people to grow in generosity if it’s not talked about. While some leaders try to avoid the topic at all costs, the truth is most churchgoers aren’t as resistant ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: Thom Rainer, LifeWay, loneliness, pastor, observations, pain, ministry, causes, giving, receiving, defensive mode, burnout, moral failure, depression
The conversation took place recently. A young man told me his dad, a pastor, recently committed suicide. He talked about the pain his father experienced in ministry as well as the intense loneliness. Though ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 17 May 2013 / Education
Tags: Ron Edmondson, learning, God, doors, plan, life, stretches, light, dark, seasons, giving up
Just because I’m a pastor, that doesn’t mean I don’t continually learn things about God. It’s a daily process for everyone. Here are some things that I have learned or am learning about our Heavenly Father: ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 / Finance
Tags: Joey Bonifacio, aim, start, soccer, talk show hosts, giving, cone, ball
I was at the C3 Church’s Sunday service Sunday night at Oxford Falls, a suburb of Sydney, when Australian talk show host Jamie Malcolm exhorted the congregation. Jamie’s words were so unforgettable, I ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 / Money
Tags: Kim Martinez, giving, receiving, purpose, Passion, work, bountiful, harvest
Overhearing other people’s conversations can be dangerous! I stood in our church office and overheard someone talking about our benevolence giving. “But is it reaping a return? Do any of these people ever ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 / Money
Tags: Giving, online, presence, money, tithing
I’m sure most Ministry Today readers are very aware that year-end giving campaigns are perhaps the most important fund-raising time for non-profit organizations. With 41 percent of all donations occurring ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 25 October 2012 / Preaching
Tags: Apostasy, Silent killer, Ministry, pastors, Giving up
Ravaged by apostasy in the church or the pressures of ministry, many pastors have given up and have quietly fallen by the wayside in defeat. But it is possible to stand strong in your personal life and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Saturday, 17 December 2011 / Main
Tags: Giving Love at Christmas
by Steve Sjogren During the holiday season, people in neighborhoods, stores, malls and elsewhere can get a taste of God's love through "giving" outreaches. At little cost, your church group can plan to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 24 November 2011 / Main
Tags: Historical Thanksgiving Proclamations to God
As we celebrate Thanksgiving today, it's good to remember that Thanksgiving is inextricably tied to our nation’s founding and its times of war, as well as its Christian heritage. In 1777, the first official ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 / Main
Tags: 12 Keys to Thanksgiving
... God, my friends, and worthy of our constant praise. May we all spend time thanking Him for these essential gifts to us this Thanksgiving. This article originally ran in Jerry Falwell's November 2006 e-newsletter. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 21 November 2011 / Main
Tags: Wholeheartedly Giving Thanks to God
by R.T. Kendall I have so much for which to be thankful. Do you? Do you show Him how thankful you are for what He has done? How could you best build in a daily opportunity to thank the Lord? You may say, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 18 November 2011 / Main
Tags: Focus on Thanksgiving
As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 24, we're focusing on the holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Starting Sunday, Nov. 20, be sure to visit ... [ +++ ]
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