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20 Church Growth Principles for Maximum Impact

20 Church Growth Principles for Maximum Impact by Jay Dennis Regardless of the size of your student ministry, location, or financial resources, your church has great growth potential. Here are 20 church growth principles to implement for maximum growth in your student ministry and church. 1. Make sure your commitment to daily prayer is greater than the enemy’s desire to prevent you from growing. That means constantly staying on your face before God and asking him for His anointing...

5 golden rules of church financial management

5 golden rules of church financial management by Keith Hamilton Often, churches ask individuals to serve in these trusted leadership roles because of their positions of leadership in the community and business world. However, their spiritual maturity should be considered first and foremost before asking them to help manage the church’s finances. Questions should be asked about their personal devotional life and witnessing efforts. Also, a leader should be called by God to serve in these important leadership...

Top 5 Mistakes Pastors Make with Church Finances

Top 5 Mistakes Pastors Make with Church Finances By I came into ministry after a long business career, so I’m sometimes considered unique in my involvement or interest in our church finances. I work closely with our Business Administrator and finance committee on the budget and administration of our church finances. Working with different churches over the years, I’ve seen lots of approaches by pastors in this area of finances. Some are completely hands-on, while others run...

10 Tips on Managing Church

10 Tips on Managing Church Advice on how to approach the many details of ministry Tim Clark Recently I had a chance to teach a class of Bible college students about church administration. As I was preparing, I spoke to a close friend of mine who had been an executive pastor at a huge church–and who now is the lead pastor at a large church–about the subject. He dryly said, “The #1 job of a church administrator is to keep the Sr. Pastor...