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By Nicole Foster
What does it mean to be the gatekeepers of God’s house? In The Sons of Korah, Nicole Foster examines striking parallels between vestry service and the fearless protectors of God’s temple in 1 Chronicles.
By Isaac Everett
What do millennials need from the church? In Intentional Community, Isaac Everett explores a very real crisis that many young people have been thrust into – the lack of affordable housing, and offers hope and ideas for what the Church can do to create meaningful community for young people.
By Jay Sidebotham
Building up leaders who can get people moving and create a culture of discipleship in their communities requires intentional work. In Leading for Discipleship, Jay Sidebotham explains how important it is for leaders to be committed to discipleship to be able to propel their congregations forward on this important journey.
By Ken Quigley
How is an endowment managed effectively and who is responsible for it? In Church Endowments: Blessing or Curse, Kenneth Quigley details the roles of those responsible as fiduciaries, explains the goals of an endowment committee and shares simple steps to help achieve those goals.
By Linda Puckett
Linda Puckett lists the primary responsibilities of anyone who is tasked with managing the finances of a church.
Brendan OSullivan Hale shares important lessons on how we should talk about money in the church.
By Randy Ferebee
Randy Ferebee reminds us that while the vestry is responsible for practical governance it helps to keep processes as simple and useful as possible.
By Sandra T. Montes
Sandra Montes encourages us to practice awareness and gratefulness for the present, while planning for the future.
By Deborah Kelly
Deborah Kelly writes about what it means to endow a pledge and shares her church’s successful, step-by-step campaign.
By Jerry Keucher
Jerry Keucher lists ways to recover and re-build your endowment, if you find that your church is over-drawing.