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

Administration Aware: Gender Pay Gap

Thoughts by Rev. Micah James, CCA As administrators and leaders, we have influence in the important conversations of the church. As a female administrator and minister, I have been very fortunate that for most of my experiences in ministry have been outstandingly positive. I have been compensated well, treated with respect, and encouraged to teach … Read more

Last Night’s Launch – A Snipit

Last night was the launch of our member’s section. While we will continue to share resources for FREE the majority of the time, as we develop unique and new content we want to offer it up in a sustainable way through a small subscription. We started with a short conversation between Rev. Micah James, CCA … Read more

Pay Attention: Internal Controls

Stories of financial impropriety are unfortunately not uncommon in the church. Just this morning another news story came up on my Google alerts – Woman accused of embezzling nearly $80K What do you do to prevent similar instances in your congregation? There are tons of resources to help start this conversation: Council of Non-Profits – Internal Controls … Read more

SERIES: "Dear Pastor…"

This is a series of articles about real world problems that churches often find difficult to handle. They are presented in the form of emails for ease of conversation but can come in many different ways. Disclaimer: All the names are made up and in no way identify actual people nor does the author assume … Read more