Category: Finances

Roger Lane Book – Funded

There are two things I’ve never heard from any pastor. We have too many volunteers! We have too much money! Almost seems too funny to note those two statements. I mean who couldn’t put more people to work in ministry……

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Guidelines for a Healthy Church Budget

For years I worked with great churches in the establishment of their budgets. One thing I learned. Percentage guidelines for church budgets are helpful, but always need to be fluid in their application. Every local church is a unique microcosm…

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How to Set the Pastor’s Salary and Benefits

Today, we’re going to dissect the issue of a pastor’s salary and benefits; how to set it and establish the best possible compensation for the pastor. I can tell you one thing for sure; it is almost universal that this…

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Clergy Housing Allowance Remains Legal For Pastors in the U.S.

The clergy housing allowance remains legal… Pastors in the U.S. received welcome news last Friday. On March 15th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit overruled a Federal District judge in Wisconsin. The judge had previously ruled the…

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How to Cultivate Generosity in the Church

People Want To Be Generous! My wife and I watched a 12-year old BBC television series called Monarch of the Glen not long ago. It’s a lightweight, fun program with all sorts of interesting dramatic twists and turns. A number…

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