Step Up Your Stewardship Program (even in a tough economy)

Two years ago, when I was a reporter for a daily newspaper, I was talking to a man who works as a financial adviser for a nonprofit agency. He had retired early and now worked as a volunteer, helping people get their financial house in order. He knew a lot about economics, and he cheerfully told me that the recession was over.
“But when will it feel like it’s over?” I asked.
Confidently, he told me that it would no longer feel like a recession by the end of summer 2010.
I’m still waiting.

by Meredith Morris Aug 3
A Lost Sheep?

This past Sunday I visited a church for worship.  I was out of town and my children were with me, […]

by Sally Carringer Aug 1
Customer Satisfaction is the New Marketing

While I have always known that customer satisfaction is important in any business, the longer I work in the church […]

by Marvin Owen Jul 19
Biometrics and the Church?

ACS Technologies has long been a leader in church software and solutions. The marriage of ministry and technology is one […]

by Meredith Morris Jul 14
NACBA Conference

I am heading to our nation’s capital for this weekend’s conference of the National Association of Church Business Administrators. The […]

by Marvin Owen Jun 30
Are You Stressed?

One of the challenges I have faced in ministry is the enduring battle with stress. Ever wonder why you see […]

by Meredith Morris Jun 28
Right Now a Little Help Would Help

I wish that babies came with a manual. Sure, there are tons of books out there. I love to read […]

by Sally Carringer Jun 27
Product Not Being Used As Designed

There is a new trend I have noticed recently. No, it’s not the maxi dress, it’s on Facebook. The new […]

by Sally Carringer Jun 22
Are You Allergic to Anything?

There are different stages in life. There are those officially defined by events – graduations, birthdays, weddings, etc.  Then, there […]

by Sally Carringer Jun 15
It’s That Time of Year

Yesterday morning I had a bag on my kitchen counter piled full of containers of marshmallow fluff. Since it isn’t December […]

by Sally Carringer Jun 7
Staying Social

Social Media. The issue with being social is that it takes time. One of the things that was an immediate draw […]

by Sally Carringer May 24
Welcome to The Family!

Last week, we announced the acquisition of The City from Zondervan, a world leader in Christian publications. I would like […]

by Marvin Owen May 18