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Should a church have financial reserves?

Should a church have financial reserves?

Almost all personal financial experts will tell you our families need a financial reserve of several months’ income to weather unexpected challenges. I lead an organization where we seek to have some level of financial reserves for contingencies and capital expenditures. On the surface, it would seem that a church should have financial reserves if […]

Do you work with a fool?

Do you work with a fool?

Have you ever had a boss or employee who wouldn’t take feedback or correction? You tried to coach them, or help them see how they were coming across to others, but they didn’t seem to hear you? Henry Cloud, in his book Necessary Endings, says there are wise people and foolish people, and they are […]

Are you smiling?

Are you smiling?

Runners never seem to smile.” This comment, from someone who clearly had a disdain for running, was made during a break in a seminar. Since I’m a runner, I disagreed. But then I thought further and realized she had a point. I don’t smile when I run. It is a strenuous activity, so even though […]

Advent: The Clergy

Advent: The Clergy

When [Herod] had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. (Matthew 2:4) We are looking at the experiences of various people during the events of the first Christmas and this is the one that troubles me the most: it involves […]

Advent – Herod The Great

Advent – Herod The Great

Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, ‘Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.’ (Matthew 2:7–8) Some people […]

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