ARTICLES

The IRS made changes that will probably cost pastors and ministry leaders money
The IRS made changes that will probably cost pastors and ministry leaders money 1024 682 The Provisum Group

While the world was counting down to the New Year, the Internal Revenue Service was making changes to the US tax code that could take money out of the pockets of pastors and ministry leaders. In addition to regular annual adjustment that we expect to see, they made a change that affects almost every person…

read more
Raise More Money
Raise More Money 1024 682 The Provisum Group

Remember that during His earthly ministry, Jesus talked more about money than He did about heaven or hell. We aren’t afraid to ask people to love their neighbor, to serve others, or to read their Bibles. We just don’t want to ask them to give money. Money is important to God for only one reason—because…

read more
The Truth About Connecting with Newcomers
The Truth About Connecting with Newcomers 1024 710 The Provisum Group

You can’t pastor a church, own a company, or be a boss and not have some mercy and grace in your heart. People make mistakes, but people are all we have, so we learn how to accommodate the frailties. And yet, at some point, someone in your organization has to care about quality and reputation.…

read more
Define Your Brand
Define Your Brand 1024 683 The Provisum Group

When we talk about your church’s “brand,” we are not talking about a logo, a slogan, or a mission statement. Your brand is what you want your saints and disciples to say to their friends and neighbors. Your brand is what you want the community and the neighborhood to say about your church.   A typical…

read more
Community Connections on a Budget: 3 Steps
Community Connections on a Budget: 3 Steps 1024 683 The Provisum Group

In order to grow, one thing has to happen: The church has to interact with more people. Then we need to connect with those people by capturing their contact info and then reaching out to them. The order of discipleship in today’s world is: Connect, Evangelize, Convert. In most cases, the neighborhood is not going…

read more
Church Growth Magazine Premier Issue
A Gift For You
A Gift For You 1024 576 The Provisum Group

I am humbled that over 60,000 pastors and ministry leaders are connected with me and this ministry. I take the responsibility to be a good steward of your time seriously. The mission remains the same: Make pastors and ministry leaders lives easier and help grow God’s kingdom on earth. Three years ago, I had a…

read more
Church Payroll Services
Is your Church Prepared for New Department of Labor Requirements for Overtime Pay?
Is your Church Prepared for New Department of Labor Requirements for Overtime Pay? 1024 683 The Provisum Group

At The Provisum Group, we perform payroll services for churches and faith-based charities all over the country. It is our sacred responsibility to ensure that all of our clients (as well as their employees) are compliant with all federal, state and local tax and compensation regulations.  One of the areas of employment law we see…

read more
Effective Church Communication
Six Simple Keys to better Church Communication Content.
Six Simple Keys to better Church Communication Content. 1024 561 The Provisum Group

At The Provisum Group, we provide virtual staffing solutions for churches and faith-based charities. We primarily provide services in the area of accounting, marketing, communication, information services, and customer relationship management. One of the toughest challenges we face every day is content acquisition and development for marketing to and communication with congregations. Essentially, we need…

read more
Does your church appear in search engines?
The Front Door isn’t the Front Door Anymore
The Front Door isn’t the Front Door Anymore 960 640 The Provisum Group

It is no secret that churches in America are struggling with church growth. Fewer people attending fewer services, fewer times is the norm in most churches in the United States. Experts galore are ready to offer a universe of reasons about what is the cause of the decline of church attendance in a post-Christian era.…

read more
Growing a church in the twenty-first century
Ignore this Person and Your Church Won’t Grow
Ignore this Person and Your Church Won’t Grow 800 528 The Provisum Group

I was ordained in a faith tradition of spiritual fathers and sons. As I was going through my ordination process, my elders would frequently use terminology like reaching the “lost” or “fallen.” Over time that changed to reaching the “unchurched”, “de-churched”, “re-churched” or “under-churched.” The former felt hyperbolic to me and the latter felt too…

read more