Six Givers Jesus Knew

Sharing stories of people doing both good and great things inspires others. When it comes to giving, people can often feel shame and inadequacy. However, the Bible reveals great nuggets from people who lived attainable [...]

By | 2016-10-12T10:59:30+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Generosity|

How to Get Ready for a Financial Audit

The number of Americans calling themselves Christians has dropped sharply in recent years, according to a new Pew Research Center survey---while the population of religiously unaffiliated adults is on the rise. This trend is driven [...]

By | 2016-10-12T10:59:35+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Audits|

Budget Process Analysis

For a homework assignment in the XPastor Online Course, Operations 103—Finance, I chose to compare the budget process of First Assembly in Winston-Salem, Lakeside Church in Greensboro, Georgia, Berean Bible Church in Greene, New York [...]

By | 2016-10-12T10:59:37+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Budgets|

Five Questions to Ask Your Banker

What’s on your XP to-do list as the New Year approaches? Year-end giving, for sure. Which is precisely why another item should be on your list. You need to talk with your banker. Why? The annual [...]

By | 2016-10-12T10:59:46+00:00 December 27th, 2014|Banking|

Budget Vision

People get nervous when preachers talk about money. These thoughts aren’t about giving, but about the stewardship of how a church uses what is given. A church budget is a vision document. It tells the story, [...]

By | 2016-10-12T10:59:48+00:00 November 13th, 2014|Budgets|