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

The In-Person Meeting Is Important

Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA This week I am attending The Church Network 61st National Conference in the Washington, DC area. According to the TCN Conference website, the conference is described as such: Our 61st Annual Conference is an engaging, thought-provoking three-day event offering you multiple ways to network with church leaders, find … Read more

You Have to Ask – 5 Steps to Asking for Money

Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA Recently I was having a conversation about stewardship, fundraising, and finances with a colleague in ministry. As usual, the conversation turned to budgets and the 1st quarter. “How is your church doing?”, my colleague asked. “Fine,” I replied. As it is with most conversations between ministers, we don’t … Read more