Pumpkins, Pies, and Poinsettias.. OH MY

REMEMBER:  Please refer to your local CPA and/or Attorney before major action. Take this information to inform yourself and your church setting so that accurate, legal and responsible action is taken. It seems as soon as the calendar turns to October 1st, the fundraiser flyers triple in my mailbox. From pumpkins, to pie, and to … Read more

Gates that Open Both Ways: Healthy Friendships between Clergy & Laity

Content by Rev. Mike Hunter, CCA In recent days a good read crossed my Facebook account about the unique relationships regarding the ethics of clergy and the churches they serve.  I posted a link.  That article speaks from the perspective of former clergy still dabbling in the lives of the churches they left, for weddings … Read more

Dear Pastor: Summer!!

Content written by Rev. Paul Johnson, CCA 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 … Read more

After Background Checks: What’s next?

Content by Rev. Micah James, CCA Step 1: Have all staff and volunteers do regularly scheduled (every two years is best) background checks. Step 2: Uh…….???? This is a situation facing many of our communities and congregation. We have heard, repeatedly, “You must do background checks!” but then after we take that step we are … 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