Do your church members feel that their financial gifts are valued? Penelope Burk, author of Donor-Centered Fundraising [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0968797814/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0968797814&linkCode=as2&tag=onf01-20&linkId=575PGWIE3TZXWIGI] , found that 93 percent
If you’re a homeowner, how close is your house to a church? Conversely, if you’re a church leader, how embeded is your church within the neighborhood? Based on a study of the housing market in Hamburg, Germany, the Wall Street Journal reports [http://online.wsj.com/articles/study-shows-value-of-living-near-a-place-of-worship-1409236460?
Last week YALT, the young adult wing of the CRC, announced [http://yalt.crcna.org/40-under-40-a-new-generation-of-leaders-in-the-crc-rca/] their “40 Under 40” – young leaders who are influential beyond their home church. Browsing it, we couldn’t help noticing some familiar names who just happen to be FaithStreet customers. Let’s give a
Last week at OnFaith, we featured a story from pastor J.R. Briggs titled “Why Half of All Pastors Want to Quit Their Jobs.” [http://www.faithstreet.com/onfaith/2014/06/25/why-half-of-all-pastors-want-to-quit-their-jobs/32683] Upon further fact checking, we found that titular statistic is… a little spurious, at best a