Why You Should Know the Retention Rate of Financial Givers
by David Thoroughman
I was recently talking with a pastor at a multisite church about the stagnant growth he was experiencing at one particular campus. The church (in general) is experiencing great attendance and giving growth across many of their campuses, with only a couple that were lagging. After asking a series of questions and learning about the ministry, I asked him: “What is your retention rate of your givers?”
In all honesty, he had never seen the value of measuring retention…
What Can Great Protestant Churches Learn from Great Catholic Churches?
by Dave Travis
My friend Bill Simon is releasing his new book Great Catholic Parishes this fall. Bill and his team from Parish Catalyst did some great research by finding some of the greatest Catholic Parishes in the U.S. and Canada and then derived the common success patterns.
Are the same patterns found in great Protestant Churches?
Watch my interview with Bill with part of that answer.
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Know Jesus…No Craft Beer?
by Eric Swanson
Know Jesus—No Evolution / No Jesus—Know Evolution
Know Jesus—No gay friends / No Jesus—Know gay friends
Are the above statements incompatible?
Last week I was talking to a Millennial co-worker in Boulder about his faith journey. Nick eagerly let me know that he was very familiar with church. He had gone to a parochial school through high school and became absolutely enamored with the beauty and logic of science during his later years of high school. It was in his senior year of high school where he was told that he couldn’t believe in God and science at the same time…
Nils and Jay talk about a couple of new trends around Facebook: Facebook for Nonprofits and Facebook Live being utilized more by churches. They go over the best practices churches and other organizations can follow when setting up social media profiles. Listen to the podcast now.