5 Ways Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle Cultivated Meaningful Membership
by Geoff Chang: In 1854, when Charles Spurgeon began pastoring the New Park Street Chapel, he had a handful of deacons and a membership of 313 (though the actual attendance was much smaller). In just twelve weeks, they outgrew their space and made plans to enlarge their building. But almost […]
Churches Can Reimburse Health Insurance Premiums Again – But is It Worth It?
by Patrick Bradley: Some churches used to reimburse health insurance premiums as a benefit to their employees. The passage of the Affordable Care Act initially made that illegal – they wanted all employers to offer group health insurance to their employees. But now the 21st Century Cures Act has made […]
Handling sexual abuse claims with church leadership. #METOO
by Peyton Jones: This week Pete Mitchell and I discuss how to handle sexual abuse claims with church leadership. To get straight to listening click here and to download in iTunes click here.This is a topic that has become more relevant in the past few months, being driven mainly from the entertainment and political industries, […]
Should You Use Your Group’s Umbrella 501c3 Exemption?
by Patrick Bradley: Some church groups and denominations have set up an umbrella 501c3 exemption for their churches. There are pros and cons for your church plant if you choose this option. 501c3 is the official nonprofit, tax-exempt status of a charity that allows you to accept charitable donations, issue […]
Maximize these 3 Amazon Nonprofit Programs for Your Church
by Patrick Bradley: Amazon is generous to nonprofits. Here are some ideas to maximize 3 of their Amazon nonprofit programs for your church. Two of the three programs may require you to have your 501c3 Determination Letter back from the IRS. So if you haven’t already filed, here’s yet another […]
When Does a Management Team Win?
By Patrick Bradley: What is the end game for a church plant Management Team? When does a Management Team win? Understanding the Management Team win is important in recruiting team members and in keeping everyone shooting at the same target. You’ll have a Management Team for several years and even […]
4 Reasons You Need a Church Plant Management Team
by Patrick Bradley: A church plant Management Team plays several crucial roles in supporting the planter during the early stages of the new church. Go without a Management Team and you’ll be at risk for the following reasons. If you’re starting a legally autonomous church congregation, you should not be […]