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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 […]

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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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10 Questions Church Leaders Should Be Asking (But Probably Aren’t)

by Rich Birch: Questions have a curious function in the life of a leader. A good question can often propel us forward more than a great answer. Our roles in leading our churches requires us to not only work in our ministry but to also take a step back and […]

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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 […]