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Property and Liability Insurance - Who Needs It?

Cost considerations aside, the topic of insurance in a church setting can be a hot one. Some have the perspective that “with the Lord on our side, who even needs insurance?” Some arrive at the same conclusion by taking a pragmatic approach, determining that the risk is just too low and the premiums too high to warrant coverage.

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It’ll Only Take a Few Minutes

Believe it or not, there are some folks whose hearts beat a little faster when they get to fill in a form. Yup. They actually like filling in all the boxes. If you’re one of these people, you understand. If you’re not, please don’t quit reading. This post is really for you.

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Short Term Leaves of Absence

Unfortunately we often write policies or establish practices after we are presented with a question or event and we establish a policy in a reactionary mode.  We may even write a new policy geared to the specifics of a situation without much regard for what similar events might come up down the road.

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Start the Car!

As a mom who tries to get the most bang out of her budgetary buck, I stock up on a few specifics each season—beach toys and towels at the end of summer and gift wrap and greeting cards after Christmas. As a church administrator there are likely a few key times when you also load up on supplies. From pens to toilet tissue, candles to printer ink, you know when and where...

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No Janitor

Our church doesn’t have a paid janitor. Instead, we consider ourselves a church of janitors. People take turns mopping, vacuuming, and cleaning bathrooms and the kitchen in preparation for our worship gathering on Sunday.

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Excellent Service

What happens when church members and community folks contact the church for something? What kind of experience do they have when checking out the church’s website or calling the church office? 

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How Is Your Giving?

It is important to track your giving so you know as leadership where the church finances stand at any time. Each church handles giving communication differently and these are a few ideas from a variety of churches. 

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On Church Signs

Advertising today has been changing at an exceptionally fast rate. This includes church advertising. Yet, one advertising means hasn’t changed — the church sign that people see as they drive by.

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On Captions

In January, I wrote about the value of church signs, especially those that have the option of putting on captions that change from week to week to catch the eye of motorists and pedestrians walking by. So what makes a good caption? 

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Health Insurance

I've been involved in a couple of conversations about health insurance for non-minister staff, in particular part-time staff. I've been wondering how prevalent it is for churches to offer health insurance through or outside of the denomination's resources for part-time staff. 

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Pay Increases

Our staff has not received pay increases for the past two years. Our Personnel Team is now considering this issue again as it's budget creation time. They're wondering what other churches are doing this year.

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