Follow Up: How One Pastor Guides Above the Noise

Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA Earlier this week, I shared a chat with Mark MacDonald inspiring and encouraging us to talk above the noise. In God’s beautiful timing, as I was pondering this topic and considering how a community might communicate this attitude, my friend Rev. Dr. Katie Hays posted a pastoral letter to … Read more

Stop Being the “Best Kept Secret”

Content by Rev. Micah James, CCA If I have heard it once, I have heard it a hundred times. “My church is the best kept secret in town.” I have even said it a few times myself. I wonder how that got to be a statement of pride. If our ministry mandate is, “Go therefore … Read more

How to: Choose a Financial Reporting Tool

Content by Rev. Micah James, CCA Finances – an unavoidable part of the stewardship and administration of ministry. We need to be able to communicate them in a transparent and accessible way to our community. For years congregations have been using many tools to communicate the resources gathered for and used in ministry. Before we … Read more

God’s Church Deserves…

Content by Rev. Mike Hunter, CCA. Edits by Rev. Micah James, CCA. Thoughts for Churches Preparing a Capital Campaign…  If we wanted cheap, we could do that easily, but it wouldn’t be right. If we wanted quick, we could do that, too, but we would have to live with the result for a decade or more. … Read more

Thoughts: Show up!

Ninety percent of life is just showing up. The quote is widely attributed to Woody Allen. I’m not a big Woody Allen fan, but I like the quote. I think this quote has been misquoted as much as not. I’ve seen the quote use two different numbers: 90% or 80%. I’ve seen the quote on … Read more