July 16, 2018

One Budgeting Idea when Funds are Scarce


Sometimes funds are scarce. God has created the world abundant with water, trees, blue skies and people we love. Though we have what we need, we don’t have everything. In congregations, this lack is sometimes evident regarding budgets. Budget realities The finance team would like to increase the budget for youth ministry, but the cost…

December 14, 2016

Interviewing Potential Clergy and Staff


It doesn’t matter if the workplace is a hospital or a grocery store, finding the right people is key to effectiveness. This is true for congregations too. How does your congregation find staff? Many congregations spend much energy selecting the best clergyperson. Sometimes the match is wonderful. Sometimes it doesn’t work out. A lay leader…