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How Did 2016 End for Your Church?

  By Warren Bird The 2016 holiday season, with both Christmas Day and New Year's Day falling on Sundays, had lots of new variables.…

U.S. Religion Contributes $1.2 Trillion Yearly to Our Economy and Society

By: in: General Interest, Uncategorized on: December 12, 2016

by Warren Bird Religion makes a huge socio-economic contribution to life in the United States, some $1.2 trillion annually, according to recent research. These…

Do Teaching Pastors Really Make Only 51% of a Senior Pastor’s Pay?

By: in: General Interest, Uncategorized on: December 5, 2016

By Warren Bird I'm intrigued by questions coming from readers of our large-church salary report, which we recently released. (The executive summary is free,…

Church Eliminates Debt and Now Gives Away 50 Percent of Income

By: in: Generous Churches on: December 4, 2016

By Warren Bird WoodsEdge Community Church Senior Pastor Jeff Wells knows there is only one thing that could have moved his church from a…

Jeff Kossack: Facilitating Growth for Next Generation Pastors

By: in: Leader Groups on: December 1, 2016

By Warren Bird Leadership Network has built a team of high-capacity leaders who serve churches in powerful ways. These leaders are field-tested as innovation…

Church Finding Multiple Ways to Multiply

By: in: Church Planting, Multisite Churches on: November 20, 2016

You could say that Beulah Alliance Church has kept its missional edge as a 95-year-old church by operating like a school kid struggling with…

Generous Buckets Turn Dollar Bills into Life Change

By: in: Generous Churches on: November 16, 2016

Bright-orange buckets are fueling the generosity of an Indianapolis (IN) church, and making a big impact on its community. The "Generous Bucket," as they…

How Close Is Your Church to the 43% Average?

By: in: General Interest, Uncategorized on: November 14, 2016

By Warren Bird For households that give to the general fund of your church, do 43% give between $200 and $999 a year? That’s…

Setting Pastors’ Salaries – What’s the Missing Ingredient?

By: in: General Interest, Uncategorized on: November 1, 2016

By Dan Busby and Michael Martin Try making a hamburger without beef, brewing coffee without beans, or baking a cake without sugar. Something’s not…

Lee Powell: Fueling and Funding an Innovation Movement

By: in: Featured, General Interest, Staffing, Uncategorized on: October 27, 2016

By Warren Bird Leadership Network has built a team of high-capacity leaders who serve churches in powerful ways. These leaders are field-tested as innovation…