No church building is perfect. Here are some problems that could crop up with your facility or when you're visiting another church. read more
Why you shouldn’t shun good financial accounting in your church
I once worked for a corporation that was growing tremendously. At an annual meeting, the CEO gave a speech lamenting the fact that the accounting staff had become larger than the sales staff. But the reality was that the rapid growth of the company demanded a higher level of internal financial management than ever before.
Many churches view their need for accounting and business administration in much the same way—as a necessary evil. But I contend that appropriate financial accounting, administration and accountability is not evil. In fact, it is not only essential but also beneficial because it helps maximize the efforts of your ministry. read more
In the final installment of a six-part series, LifeWay Research takes a look at how churches have turned a corner with the help of the Transformational Church Assessment Tool. read more
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America’s political and religious establishments are broken. Washington fails to provide the answers needed to solve the economic and political crises facing us at home and abroad. The church fails to exhibit the moral guidance necessary to hold a collapsing culture together. The nation is rapidly losing faith in both institutions, evidenced by declining approval ratings.
The political process in Washington is overheating in partisan gridlock while our churches are becoming increasingly ineffective and indifferent to the ongoing culture wars. Both institutions are insolvent to the fiscal and spiritual indebtedness they have incurred upon the nation. Neither can produce the economic capital or spiritual stimulus to jumpstart the economy or usher in revival. read more
Many pastors have become comfortable with today's technology, but there are some pitfalls. read more