Lessons from Hunters

Content by contributor Rev. Mike Hunter, CCA You can always tell when it’s hunting season in Texas. The traffic on most roads changes dramatically. The count of pickups pulling small trailers overflowing with hunting paraphernalia is up. Four-wheelers, feeders, coolers, stands of all shapes and sizes, portable buildings (and everything to go in those buildings); … Read more

Giving Trends 2017

Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA Every year, there is a plethora of information that comes out about the statics and trends surrounding church giving and stewardship. Changes in fundraising”…are opportunities for nonprofit leaders to think creatively about revenue generation in the years to come…”(1) Through the years, churches have had to consider … Read more

From my experience with past storms…

Content is written by Rev. Mike Hunter Recent events on the Texas Gulf Coast due to Hurricane Harvey reminds me of my time-serving churches affected by Katrina, Rita, and Ike almost a decade ago. Safety first. Don’t put your staff and members in harm’s way. Be safe and support your staff in finding safety until it … Read more

Administrative Basics: Reading Is a Must

Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA As leaders, sometimes we forget that one of the most important things we can do is continue to learn. In an age where continuing education budgets are being slashed, we need to find creative ways to learn as much as we can on a tight budget. Books … Read more

Administrative Basics: Managing Workflow

Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA One of the greatest struggles in a work day is navigating the day-to-day flow of information. Every day we are bombarded with more and more information and every month it feels as if there is a new platform in which that information comes to us. We have … Read more

Administrative Basics: Understanding Financials

Content is written by Rev. Micah James,  CCA According to the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission, “If you can read a nutrition label or a baseball box score, you can learn to read basic financial statements.”[1] In every ministry leader’s tenure, there will be a moment where they will need to understand the financial position … Read more

Administrative Basics: Leading A Meeting

Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA Welcome to a new content series entitled, “Administrative Basics”. It is always important to brush up on the basics of administrative ministry. In this bi-weekly series, we will share some of the best practices in the basics of church administrative ministry. Leading a Meeting There is an … Read more