For-Profit vs. Church Financial Management
For-Profit vs. Church Financial Management
The head of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability shares the differences to help people transition from the business world into a nonprofit ministry.

Dan Busby serves as president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Busby recently spoke with Church Finance Today on best practices for financial professionals who transition from the for-profit business world into a church setting.

What unrealistic expectations ...

Collaborating Churches • Ministry Confidence • Costly Disorganization: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Collaborating Churches • Ministry Confidence • Costly Disorganization: Management Roundup

1. Collaborating churches do benevolence better. "Under the silo effect, the church wastes hundreds of volunteer hours on duplicated efforts. Church­es become easier targets for con artists. The food pantry and used clothing inventory requires con­stant monitoring ...

‘State of the Plate’ 2016 Report Sheds Light on Church Giving Trends
With only flat or declining giving, churches are "scrambling" for giving solutions.
‘State of the Plate’ 2016 Report Sheds Light on Church Giving Trends

The 2016 State of the Plate survey is a survey conducted by several ministries and church businesses. MAXIMUM Generosity, Tithe.ly, ChurchMag, Elvanto, ChurchOS, and Apollo Church Apps all sponsored the survey, according to its summary report.

The survey, although not scientific, ...

Pastors Avoided Politics • Taxable Church Land • $132 Million Settlement Offer: News Roundup
This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
Pastors Avoided Politics • Taxable Church Land • $132 Million Settlement Offer: News Roundup

Survey Shows Most Churches Stayed Out of Politics This Year. “The tumultuous presidential campaign may have dominated conversation in other walks of life this year, but there was little explicit discussion about the election or the candidates in America’s houses ...

IRS Extends Deadline for Some ACA Reporting Requirements
Employers receive more time for providing employees with specific forms.
IRS Extends Deadline for Some ACA Reporting Requirements

The IRS has extended the due date of some (not all) of the Affordable Care Act’s requirements for employers to provide forms to employees, according to national CPA and consulting services firm CapinCrouse. This was done by the IRS “to give employers, insurers, and ...

Outsourcing Church IT • Building Trust • Breakthrough Decisions: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Outsourcing Church IT • Building Trust • Breakthrough Decisions: Management Roundup

1. When to outsource church IT needs. "Though it depends on how often small- to large-sized churches use graphics in their communications or A/V in their worship ser­vices, it seems the people most often sought for insourcing have great strengths in these disciplines. ...

BREAKING—New Overtime Pay Rules Put on Hold
Injunction delays December 1 implementation of new salary threshold.
BREAKING—New Overtime Pay Rules Put on Hold

New overtime rules that were set to take effect on December 1 have been put on hold after a nationwide injunction was handed down late Tuesday, November 22, by a federal judge in Texas.

The changes would have significantly increased the salary threshold used under the Fair Labor ...

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Creating an Emotionally Safe Ministry

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