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The Church-Budgeting Book You Didn’t Know You Need

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I once heard a well-known Christian pastor say, “The business of the church is not the business of the church.” Since the mission of local churches isn’t to generate profits, congregations shouldn’t be distracted by the details of church finances. Sadly, time revealed the leader’s refusal to share information about church finances was more about covering his irresponsible use of the Lord’s resources than it was about encouraging the flock to stay on mission. Eventually, the pastor was dismissed, the church was mired in financial…
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5 Words to Avoid in Sermons

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Preaching is God’s ordained method to convey his Word and build his church. As such, preaching is every pastor’s principal responsibility and every church’s primary need. Therefore, every pastor must preach, and preach well, every Lord’s day. However, good sermons, like good meals, do not just happen. They are intentionally crafted by bringing together essential elements. In the case of preaching, one essential element is key words. Determining…

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The Church-Budgeting Book You Didn’t Know You Need
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I once heard a well-known Christian pastor say, “The business of the church is not the business of the church.” Since the mission of local churches isn’t to generate profits, congregations shouldn’t be distracted by the details of church finances. Sadly, time revealed the leader’s refusal to share information about church finances was more about covering his irresponsible use of the Lord’s resources than it was about encouraging the flock to stay on mission. Eventually, the pastor was dismissed, the church was mired in financial controversy, and Christ’s reputation in the community was damaged. This story is one reason church leaders…
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The Church-Budgeting Book You Didn’t Know You Need

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Your church budget is a spiritual document.

Help! I’m Brain-Fried and Burnt-Out

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If you feel pulled in a thousand different directions, this book is for you.

What a Famous Poet Can Teach Rural Pastors

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Three reasons I’ve been drawn to read and return to this classic work.

How to Thrive in a World of Competing Spectacles

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We were created to see Christ. He is the spectacle we seek among this earthly theater.
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