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How to Get a Church Nonprofit Authorization Number and Save Thousands

The following is a guest post by Holly Goff, production manager at d2design, which specializes in direct mail solutions tailored to churches and their goals. Chances are, you’re planning to use direct mail at some point in your church’s marketing plan. It’s cost-effective and maintains great response rates: Once again, […]

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How to Save $450 by NOT Getting a Church Bulk Mail Permit

by Patrick Bradley: If you’re sending out direct mail to announce the launch of your weekly services, save $450 and don’t open a church bulk mail permit (but still get all the benefits using this secret). There are two permits required to get the lowest postage rate for your church […]

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How Much Money CAN Church Plant Postal Permits Save You?

by Patrick Bradley: In addition to your community service and word of mouth marketing, you’re thinking about sending out direct mail postcards to your community to announce the Grand Opening of your church plant. You could potentially save thousands of dollars in one mailing with church plant postal permits. A […]

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Building a Culture of Generosity from Day One

By NewChurches.com Team: When planting a church, one of the last things many church planters want to talk about is finances. On the flip side, the challenge of financial sustainability is the single biggest obstacle facing many church plants. The challenge of church plant startup costs and developing a plan […]

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Moving from Survival to Stability to Sustainability

By NewChurches.com: Have you ever planted a new tree in your yard? The first year you frequently water it to make sure that it takes hold in your yard. The second year you can tell that it’s growing, but maybe you were really hoping it would be bigger and fuller this […]

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Balancing Family, Work and Ministry

by Peyton Jones: I hope you enjoyed this series on the real life factors of becoming a bi-vocational minister. If you missed any of the posts you can find links back to them here.BALANCING THREE FACTORS Types of Employment PERSONAL FINANCES In summary, Ninjas have catlike reflexes. They can move […]

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Personal Finances

by Peyton Jones: Once you’ve earned the money, you need to manage it effectively. Bi-vocational ministers can’t afford to have much debt, no pun intended. There are a few more factors to balance in your personal finances so that you don’t get in over your head finanacially. Designation – It […]

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4 Experiments to Run this Summer to Help Your Church This Fall

by Rich Birch: Church leaders in prevailing churches think of themselves more like scientists testing theories than bakers applying a prescribed recipe. Rather than looking for the “perfect” strategy for your church, it’s better to consider your practices as a series of experiments and then watch the results. While it’s […]

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3 Important Ways Your Church Should “Show, Don’t Tell”

by Rich Birch: Around 65% of people are visual learners. [ref] That means that the majority of people attending your church take in information more effectively when it is in the form of images rather than text. This reality has huge implications for your church that many leaders aren’t considering […]

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How to Review a Worship Facility Lease (with FREE Worship Facility Lease Checklist)

by Patrick Bradley: If you’re on the hunt to rent meeting space for your church, you need to know how to review a worship facility lease. Here’s how: Lease contracts come in all shapes and sizes. Don’t just hope that they’ve included all the important details. Likewise, don’t just hope that […]