Hey, Fletch: Can a For-Profit Food Truck Make Money on Church Property?
Hey, Fletch: Can a For-Profit Food Truck Make Money on Church Property? 
Receiving more than $1,000 from a vendor could be considered unrelated business income.

We currently have our food service sell dinner for our congregation before services on Wednesday nights. We only have this option at one of our campuses. We’re wondering if we could allow food trucks to come to our other campuses to provide food before service. This would ...

    Tech Support for Windows 7 Ends Soon—Is Your Church Ready? 
    Microsoft will stop issuing updates or patches for the popular operating system.
    Tech Support for Windows 7 Ends Soon—Is Your Church Ready?

    The end is near. You can feel it. And the date is well-known.

    The end of support for Windows 7, that is. Come January 14.

    If you no longer run Windows 7 on any of your church’s computers or hardware, and if you don’t know anyone who is, then you can stop reading now. ...

      Q&A: Should Policies and Procedures Be Separate Documents? 
      A church business manager shares best practices learned through the process.
      Q&A: Should Policies and Procedures Be Separate Documents?
      Is Your Church Paying Fair Salaries? 
      Attracting and keeping quality employees while practicing good stewardship.
      Is Your Church Paying Fair Salaries?

      One of the most common questions we get when helping churches manage their employee search relates to compensation. While I wish there was a one-size-fits-all answer for this question, the truth is that every church is unique and needs to answer this question for itself.

      When ...

        The Newest Technology Isn’t Always the Best Technology 
        Before your next tech purchase, use these three tips.
        The Newest Technology Isn’t Always the Best Technology

        Years ago, my firm researched the current tech directions and strategies in play at the time and decided to buy what looked like a very promising technology platform. It meant our computer would cost a bit more than most, but the benefits looked promising.

        The newer technology ...

        The Financial Struggles of Real Pastors 
        Most pastors feel the financial squeeze, despite the hype surrounding mega-rich celebrity pastors. "Bless Your Pastor" is one way congregations can respond.
        The Financial Struggles of Real Pastors

        A TV preacher asked his flock for $54 million last year so he could buy a new private jet. One of America’s most popular pastors owns a $10.5 million mansion and drives a top-model Ferrari. And not long ago, @PreachersNSneakers was launched on Instagram to name and shame ...

        Six Insights About Summer Slump 
        Some churches keep their ministries robust during the so-called “downtime.”
        Six Insights About Summer Slump

        “I hate summer attendance!”

        That sentence came from a pastor whose church is consistently down in attendance in the summer. Indeed, his sentiments were echoed in many conversations I had with pastors. The conversation began at the consulting and coaching hub at ChurchAnswers.com. ...

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