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

LEADERS – Would you drive without an instrument panel?

Content is written by Rev. Mike Hunter, CCA Would you drive without an instrument panel? Without knowing your speed, how much fuel you had, etc., would you drive any significant distance? Perhaps a few miles in an emergency, but definitely not any great distance. It just isn’t wise and certainly isn’t a knowledgeable way to travel. Church … Read more

Difference of Perspective: “Play the Sunset”

Content is written by Rev. Mike Hunter, CCA In one of my favorite movies, Mr. Holland’s Opus, the main character, Mr. Holland, a band director, is trying to teach a frustrated student to play her clarinet. They work for weeks and weeks, without much success. They explore the mechanics of the music, the techniques of … Read more