October 21, 2019

The Bless Your Pastor movement (#BlessYourPastor)  provides free materials to Christians and churches in order to honor pastors and clergy members. The goal is to help people share God’s love with their pastor and church staff, who often face financial struggles. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 calls Christians to show their deep appreciation to those who minister…

October 16, 2019

Does your church finance committee do what is necessary to sustain a vibrant ministry? Churches elect or assign members to serve on a Finance Committee. This team of people is responsible for the management and stewardship of church financial resources. This crucial committee can have a significant influence on the sustained financial health and growth…

October 14, 2019

This financial news is brought to you by the Alfred Johnson blog. Dave Heston, a Shelby Financials Consultant, sent me a copy of his step-by-step guide for reconciling monthly bank statements. After reviewing the guide, I decided it belongs in the Best Practices section of my blog. You can download a copy here. Dave, thank you…

October 9, 2019

Here’s an excerpt from the new book: Becoming a Welcoming Church. Your church can become more welcoming regardless of how welcoming you may think it already is. Here are six simple adjustments that cost little to nothing that will have great results: Check the website – Your church’s website is its front door to guests….

October 7, 2019

Hi – my name is Mike Martin. I am one of the National Sales Consultants with Shelby Systems serving the southern United States. Recently I visited with a pastor in my territory, and he shared an amazing story with me that everyone should read. What happened to him could occur with anyone in a leadership…