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All joking aside, find some important production ministry safeguards in Create a Safe Production Arts Ministry.

Create a Research and Development Fund
Budget for unexpected ministry opportunities.
Create a Research and Development Fund

In my own ministry experience, I have found that the best ideas for new ministry often come in the middle of a budget year. A new evangelism or outreach ministry idea, for example, suddenly energizes lay leaders, who approach the staff for funding. Or the church is approached ...

Review the Basics of Benevolence
Plus four other trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Review the Basics of Benevolence

1. Benevolence basics: separate the reasonable from the absurd. "Benevolence is identifying and meeting the needs of individuals that they cannot meet themselves. Individuals often call upon churches when they are broke. The most common requests include food, utilities, ...

7 Common Financial Control Problems
Address these common issues before trouble surfaces.
7 Common Financial Control Problems

When it comes to maintaining financial integrity, churches of all sizes and settings often run into similar control issues. By addressing seven common problem areas now, leaders have a far greater chance of thwarting significant problems later:

1. Duties aren’t separated. ...

23 Defining Factors of a Healthy Church
These particular indicators have nothing to do with numerical growth.
23 Defining Factors of a Healthy Church

Numbers can help us see things objectively. But just like a lack of numbers can blind us to some critical facts, an obsession with numbers can blind us to essential truths. Numbers may inform us, but they don't define us. So, what non-numerical criteria can we use to ...

The Pros and Cons of Calendar Budget Years
Plus four other trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
The Pros and Cons of Calendar Budget Years

1. Which schedule is best for church budgets? "'It's all about work flow,' says David Fletcher, executive pastor of First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton (California). 'At the end of the calendar year, you need to get out tax forms. You need to conclude ...

3 Steps to Keep Criminals from Targeting Your Church
Property prep, community relations, and common sense can go a long way.
3 Steps to Keep Criminals from Targeting Your Church

When it comes to crime prevention, law enforcement professionals often reference this adage: If a property looks like a target for criminals, it is.

Churches might well take that observation to heart. Carl Chinn's 2013 report on violence against churches and faith-based ...

Resources

Disciplining Kids at Church

Disciplining Kids at Church

Learn how to lovingly and effectively discipline children of all ages.
What Church Leaders Need to Know About Copyright Law

What Church Leaders Need to Know About Copyright Law

What usage of copyrighted material is permissable?