Does your minister have a "Continuing Education" line item as part of their compensation package? One church called recently and wondered how they could ensure that their minister used the funds each year for the primary purpose.
Christianity Today recently published an article identifying the top 5 church design trends to look for in the year ahead. I'd love to know, have you seen these trends at your church?
Planning Center Online ("PCO") is a subscription based scheduling service designed to assist churches with putting together worship services. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll try to help!
The pension plans for ordained pastors have some really interesting methods of calculating pensions payable. Using country-wide average salaries and excluding clergy housing allowances are but two examples.
Or church is considering hiring a Director of Congregational Life. Would you be willing to share your job description for this position and whether an ordained or non-ordained pastor fills this position at your church?
As a new church administrator, I'd like to ensure that I'm up to date on possible changes to Canadian legislation related to CRA, insurance, AODA, employment standards, etc. Any ideas?
On January 1, 2017, new accessibility requirements come into effect from the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Is your church ready?
Planning offerings for the coming year? Use this online (or printable) calendar to help plan the offering schedule for your church.
The changes involving Home Missions and World Mission are really significant (lots of time, effort, resources and money are being spent on this). Let's discuss these changes in one place on The Network.
This position description is intended to provide a broad overview of the position Associate Pastor.
Can anyone share with me their staffing grid (job position titles and how many hours each position works) for a church with 300-350 members?
Are World Missions & Home Missions still two separate ministries? I had heard that they were combining. Our church has been taking separate offerings for them and I was wondering if that is correct.
Our pastor will be going to another church in January after service for 17 years. I would like to find some resources to help plan a farewell service. Any fun or meaningful ideas?
Our church (Trinity CRC) is considering changing to the model of having a Senior Pastor and an Associate Pastor. Do you use this model? If so, would you be willing to share job descriptions for BOTH positions?
Have any churches considered switching from a 501(c)(3) status to 508(c)(1)(a)?
Does anyone presently use cloud storage for Council documents or have tips/suggestions for an online storage of Council files?
I am a clerk of council and need to transfer the credentials of a minister who has since retired and joined another congregation. Is this an actual form or can I simply draft a letter?
Do we need to expand our articles of incorporation to reflect our relationship with the CRC and more?
What's the best way to let church volunteers know they're appreciated? If you've been a volunteer, what expression of "thanks" has meant the most to you?
You don’t need a reminder that Easter is quickly approaching. But as you’re fine-tuning your plans, I want to offer a few ideas for how you can make sure your work benefits the most people possible.
Here are some of the financial administrative responsibilities connected with managing an overseas ministry that your church should consider (based on experience with my own church).
The Key Federal Tax Figures displays variables from previous fiscal years to the current fiscal year.
Four years ago, CRCNA communications staff launched "Webinar Wednesdays" as a “no travel required” means for people in the CRC to get training and resources in a series of free, one-hour events...
I know the church directory is intended to be a resource for members to be able to contact each other. Yet I wonder, is it being used?
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requires all organizations that serve the public to adopt a Customer Service Policy. Here's a sample policy for churches to consider.