I wish I could say this never comes up, but some of you planters are going to need to know how to fire church plant staff. In my church planting circles there are legendary but true stories about this, like planters having to fire worship leaders 2 weeks before launch. And there are too many
There are some church benevolence system basics you need to think through before you field your first request for help. Make decisions about each of the following: Establish a purpose Pray about it and search the scriptures. God has a lot to say about generosity and helping those less fortunate. You need to have a
As you get connected in your community, sooner or later someone will contact you for help with a utility bill or car repair. What are you going to do about church plant benevolence when it comes up? There are lots of scriptural mandates around the concept of benevolence, including Jesus’ parable about the eternal reward
You’re ready to make your first fundraising ‘ask’. Do you have everything in place to process church plant fundraising when a supporter says ‘yes’? Here’s how you can get that done fast, and in most cases, free. Before you make that first ask, you need to have your processing infrastructure in place. Just imagine –
Most of you church planters are getting your church 1099-K right about now. Every year I get at least one frantic email asking about what the church should do. Here’s what you need to know: What is a Church 1099-K? The short answer is ‘just information’. It’s simply the total of all the credit card
As I started creating this church employee personnel file checklist, I was completely blown away by the level of complexity it requires. I thought this was going to be a easy one. Good thing I did the work for you! I quickly ran into all kinds of rules, laws and other concerns about personnel files.
Congratulations! You just hired someone to your church staff and now they’re ready to go, right? Nope. There are several important things you’re likely to forget without a church employee onboarding checklist. I learned the importance of this years ago when a planter hired a new children’s director but didn’t have an intentional onboarding process.
When you’re ready to hire your next employee, be sure to send a written church job offer letter along with the verbal offer. Beyond the standard things to include in the letter, there are several important things you can’t forget to stick in there. By the time you get to offering them the job, you’ve
Think that running church employee background checks in the hiring process is unnecessary? I’d advise you to think again. You’ve had your candidate fill out a job application. And you’ve already conducted at least one interview. Before you hire, you need to run a criminal background check on the candidate for several reasons: You want
With Google Grants leading the charge, software companies and other retailers that offer discounts to nonprofits have begun creating filters for who gets the discounts. A 2-Way Street I totally get it – I wouldn’t want to be compelled to support a nonprofit that opposes my own matters of conscience. And setting conditions when you’re