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

Question: How will oil prices affect charitable giving?

Content by Rev. Micah James, CCA If you have turned on the news lately, you have seen the reports about falling oil prices. As of this post (January 9th, 2016), the price is $33.16 a barrel for crude oil. (NASDAQ) One of the questions I continue to hear around my community (and many others in … Read more

HOW TO: Analyze Giving Patterns

Content written by Rev. Micah James, CCA One of the hardest things a church has to do, in its administrative care taking, is accurately projecting and communicating income (aka gifts) to the ministry.  Being in the volatile world of non-profit income, most church’s major form of income is in the form of donations and gifts. … 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