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What Happens When You Don’t File a Nonprofit Annual Report with Your State

by Patrick Bradley: Almost every state has an ongoing nonprofit annual report requirement for nonprofit corporations such as churches. This is business you need to take care of regularly. Or this could happen… Almost every year I get a panicked phone call or email from one of my churches. They’ve […]

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5 Ways Your Church Can Use Text-Messaging to Reach More People

by Brandon A. Cox: 59% of millennials who grew up in church have dropped out.  Why? That’s a huge can of worms. There are plenty of theories – some based on data and others based on mere opinion. I believe at least one reason why we’ve failed to reach this younger generation of […]

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Nine Systems Within a Church Planting System

By Ed Stetzer: Looking across the spectrum of church planting networks and denominations, there are nine basic systems that make up a typical Church Planting System in a North American church planting network. Prayer A prayer strategy is the lifeline of any church planting network. One example of this is a […]

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Our 2018 Top Resources for Church Leaders

by Tim Nations: As 2018 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to highlight the resources that you and thousands of leaders like you found most valuable for your ministries. We’re running this post a little early this year as some of these resources will be important […]

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5 Trends in Team Leadership No Leader Can Afford To Ignore in 2018

by Carey Nieuwhof: This isn’t 1998 or even 2008, but too many leaders lead like it is. And as a result, they can’t figure out why their team isn’t motivated, why they have a high turnover and why younger leaders don’t really want to work for them…or are always looking […]

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4 Tips to Maximize Your Church Plant Fundraising Commitment Card

by Patrick Bradley: Your church plant fundraising commitment card is an important tool in the fundraising process. But it’s actually pretty easy to use it wrong and shoot yourself in the foot. I’ve seen planters use a church plant fundraising commitment card well. And I’ve seen some wonder why they’re […]

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6 Systems Every Executive Pastor Needs to Evaluate This Year – unSeminary

by Rich Birch: Are you an executive pastor wondering where you should focus your time and energy? Are you wondering exactly how things are really going at your church? Are you a bit mystified about how to evaluate what’s really happening under the hood of your church? Executive pastors are […]

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What Percentage of a Church Budget Goes to Staffing Costs?

by Dave Travis: In our most recent FREE report “Seven Vital Benchmarks in Church Compensation” (available at this link), the second finding deals with the percentage of church budget that goes to staffing. In this post I want to elaborate on several Frequently Asked Questions I get in this regard. First, […]

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To Build, Buy, Lease or Rent…that IS the question

.et_post_meta_wrapper by Tim Cool: To be or not to be…is no longer the question. For many churches, the burning question is what to do with facilities and do we even need to own a facility. This used to be a question that only church planters were asking. When you are first […]

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11 Church Plant Health Insurance Options (yes, eleven!)

by Patrick Bradley: Turns out there are lots of church plant health insurance options. It’s still a little complicated, but you have more options than ever to choose from. Here’s an overview as a springboard to your research. If you’re a new church hiring staff or an established church that’s […]