The overarching goal of a church budget is faithfulness, not funds.
If you want to see your church move toward health, the church budget has to move toward health.
Mailbag #79: How Should Vocational Pastors Approach Their Own Giving to the Church? . . . How Do Deacons Relate to Elders?By J. Dunlop, J. de Koning | 03.29.2019
— Should vocational ministers tithe? Should a church then count on 10% of that staff member’s salary toward the budget? — Are deacons there just to “do what they’re told” by the elders? Should deacons be used as a means to develop future elders?
We should value trust more highly than agreement.
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman sits down with pastors Jamie Dunlop and Bobby Jamieson to discuss their roles, and how their work complements Mark’s as the senior pastor.
Periodically, pastors read The Compelling Community, and then ask us where to start in putting its ideas into practice. Here are three thoughts for your consideration.
This book reshapes our view of “women’s ministry” toward a more biblical “ministry among women” for which we should all be deeply thankful.
If God the Holy Spirit left your church this weekend, what would happen next?
Shouldn’t we use our ability to track our members’ giving to help shepherd them? I’d say no. Here’s why.
Finding the boundary between commands and sanctified common sense.
As Christians, we are called to be ambitious for Christ, yet many seem ambitious only for the things of this world. How can you pastor them?
If a mercy ministry in your church grows to the point where it needs some real structure, consider making it an “integrated auxiliary.”
When it comes to mercy ministry in the church, both the programmed and the organic approaches have their limitations. Here is a third way.
Do you have more teaching slots for adult Sunday School programs than you have teachers to fill them? If so, commit to the training of more men to teach.
Sunday School makes you a better systematic theologian, which in turn makes you a better applier of God’s Word.