Category Archives: Money Management

“Our church is financially broke”

Every church goes through lean times financially. Four years ago it was our turn.1 Our church treasurer came to me with the bad news. “Pastor, as you know, we have been falling behind on our bills each month for several … Continue reading

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Goal Setting & Accomplishment – Ministry Models

Join us Wednesday December 7, 2016 at 1pm Central Time as we discuss Goal Setting & Accomplishment on our Ministry Models Teleconference. Call 515-604-9000; Access Code 540330 Here are 3 Ministry Models to set goals and accomplish them that I have found helpful. Feel … Continue reading

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Shifting Your Focus to Increase Tithe & Offerings

12 Tips that Have Helped Us How can you get more people to return tithe and give offerings? Here’s what’s worked for us (tithe almost double, local church budget up 50% over the past three years), including among Millennials, young … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This…? Raise Funds for Your Mission Trip

I’ve had the privilege of helping mobilize more than 2,500 people in going on short-term mission trips. And I’ve found that almost anyone from a developed country who really wants to go and is willing to make personal sacrifices to … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? …Teach Your Children Money Management

Recently Radio Talk Show Host and Financial Guru Dave Ramsey tweeted “Teach your kids how to handle money or they will live in your basement forever” (January 17, 2013). Perhaps he was referring to the fact that nearly 60% Of Parents … Continue reading

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WHAT WORKS FOR ME… in Having Fun With My Family

Cleveland Hobdy III, Love of Life District (Federal Way, WA) “When we couldn’t find time or money for a vacation we had a “camping trip” in our own back yard! When we can afford a vacation we like to go … Continue reading

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