Making Tough Personnel Decisions
Making Tough Personnel Decisions 392 306 The Provisum Group

  Resignations and dismissals don’t necessarily need to be negative. By taking time to pay close attention to the details surrounding an employee who needs to move on, you may find that God is doing something new. If a personnel change is inevitable, try to find a way to “send” the person out to their…

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You Can Train a Dog to Climb a Tree…But Why?
You Can Train a Dog to Climb a Tree…But Why? 300 188 The Provisum Group

Church leaders are notoriously famous for hiring the wrong people. Pastors often hire people who are passionate or competent or full of integrity—but lack all three. Unqualified hires lead to poor work, poor relationships, and lack of motivation. Without using good principles when you hire people, you will be hiring tree-climbing dogs. In Kingdom work,…

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Little Numbers Add Up to Be Big Numbers
Little Numbers Add Up to Be Big Numbers 150 150 The Provisum Group

Your church’s finances are susceptible to an issue called “little numbers”. Little numbers can plague even the healthiest of local churches’ finances. Little numbers affect the stewardship of big numbers in a way you might not think. Little numbers usually affect churches when individual staff members are responsible for a ministry budget and perhaps even…

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Know Your Costs
Know Your Costs 300 227 The Provisum Group

Part 1 – On who is your church spending its money Here is a little exercise to try. Think of all the people you know who gave their heart to Jesus in your church in the last year. It does not matter how you know or what the number is. Now double that number for…

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How to Raise More Money (Part 1)
How to Raise More Money (Part 1) 300 168 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…

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How to Raise More Money (Part 2)
How to Raise More Money (Part 2) 300 168 The Provisum Group

If you want to raise more money, you need to learn about the different ways that money can be raised in churches. There are six main categories for churches to collect charitable revenue. The Annual Campaign. Historically, tithes and offerings have been the only source of revenue for most churches. A national average shows that US…

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Follow Up
Follow Up 300 300 The Provisum Group

People will visit your church for lots of different reasons, but they stick around because of the relationships they form with other people in your church. The first on-ramp to getting connected in a church is follow-up.  The simple fact is that churches who follow up and prioritize healthy relationships tend to grow both deep and…

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Experience is Expensive
Experience is Expensive 500 333 The Provisum Group

The reason for hiring people with experience is because they have had “experiences”. If those people had only victories, they wouldn’t have wisdom. But if they had failures and losses, then they have the wisdom—the benefit of those experiences. Remember the difference between experience and wisdom: Experience is what you learn from your own mistakes.…

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Four Ways to Grow Respect in Church Business Affairs
Four Ways to Grow Respect in Church Business Affairs 1024 654 The Provisum Group

In real life, business really must be just business. Business isn’t personal unless someone makes it personal out of a business activity or decision. Decisions have to be made. One idea has to be chosen among all the options. These are the business realities of life, and they apply to kingdom work as well.  …

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Post Christian Financial Prep
Post Christian Financial Prep 300 300 The Provisum Group

In the past forty years, The Western Church has gone from being a leading force in a Christian culture to a religious sect in a secular culture. What does this mean for church financial administrators? In Christian culture, churches and their leaders could more easily expect donations, and could afford larger church staffs and larger…

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