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How to Cast A Vision in Tough Circumstances

An Interview with Pastor Mark Carter, Torch of Faith Church As a pastor or church leader, you face difficult decisions and conversations almost on a daily basis. It’s part of ministry; it just gets messy sometimes. When circumstances reach their peak and you’re called to be the leader that communicates empathetically yet firmly, it can be a daunting task. Markread more

How to Tap into the Emotional Aspect of Giving

An interview with Pastor Philip Dunn, Millbrook Baptist Church

Businessman Turned Priest

An interview with Grant Wiseman – Priest, St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church Grant Wiseman of St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church spent years running a business prior to entering the ministry. One things he’s noticed as he reflects on the two is that the way you communicate is key. Use Language People Understand when Talking about the Business of the Church Wiseman points outread more

How to Increase Your Giving 20% Every Year

Last time we talked with Pastor Kevin Lloyd, he shared 3 areas of focus for any church to kickstart growth: Staff, Culture, and Systems. This time we caught back up with him to discuss one system in specific – giving. This is a tough one. For one, most people don’t like to talk about money, especially when it comes toread more

3 Essential Gears to Grow a Church

By now you’ve probably heard most of the statistics on church growth: the 200 barrier, the failure rate of church plants, etc. And while the statistics might get overplayed sometimes, they’re there for a reason … growing a church is hard work! But I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. You likely spend much of your mental, physical,read more

The Sunday that Changed Everything

If you’re like many pastors, your favorite sermon to preach is not on giving. Far from it. Pastor Jason Mitchem is no different. In fact, he reserved teaching on giving to weekday events and the like, places where the most committed core of his congregants would be with little room for turning newcomers off to his church. He says it’sread more

The Don’ts of Digital Giving

Digital giving is no longer a new idea in the church. Many churches have it. Many different companies provide it in one way or another. We all agree that writing checks and carrying cash have gone the way of the VHS tape and phones with chords, but for many churches, getting 50% of the congregation signed up to give onlineread more

3 Secrets to a Successful Capital Campaign

Most pastors dread capital campaigns. In fact, although his church has several campuses, running several thousand each weekend, Pastor Philip Lee feels the same way. “I’d rather have you stick me in the eye with a sharp stick that do a capital campaign,” he says. Sharp words (pun intended), but many of you can probably relate. Maybe you’ve even avoidedread more