The Antidote to Consumerism? Generosity!

The Antidote to Consumerism? Generosity!

This post is being published on Black Friday, so named because Americans do so much shopping that a lot of retailers who have been in the “red” all year suddenly find their way back into the “black” and close out the year having earned a...
7 Big Tips for Funding Your Ministry Vision This Year

7 Big Tips for Funding Your Ministry Vision This Year

What’s the ONE subject almost no church leader enjoys talking about? Yep. Money. Talking about money feels icky. Asking for money makes us feel like we’re begging. So we tiptoe. We skirt around the issue, assuming that taking a softer and more silent...
How I Set Aside $98.94 in a Month and Never Missed It

How I Set Aside $98.94 in a Month and Never Missed It

Last month, I managed to put an extra $98.94 in a savings account, earn a few pennies in interest, and I never really missed it, thanks to Acorns! Acorns is an app – or better, it’s a service – that helps you set aside more of your income as savings....
Creating Excellence With a Tiny Budget

Creating Excellence With a Tiny Budget

When we began planting Grace Hills, we didn’t have the quarter of a million dollars that some plants in America start out with. We had way less than that in fact, so we had to figure out how to hack some things together, and I’m convinced it’s made...
2 Criteria for Redefining Success for Sanity's Sake

2 Criteria for Redefining Success for Sanity's Sake

What is success? Most people define it in one of three ways: How many possessions do you own? How much power do you wield over others? How much prestige do you have among peers? American Christians tend to blend right in. We even apply these standards to churches and...

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