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Have You A Dream Deferred?


What are your dreams? Do you have some? There is a big difference between “dreams” that are really just wishes or hopes versus “dreams” that have some possibilities undergirding them and into which the dreamer can put some effort.

Granny is Investing in Bitcoin


Granny is investing in Bitcoin…and in Ethereum. She might not understand exactly what digital currencies are, but she has been making money from her investments. Lots of it. Her grandson, Virgil, told her that he had made several thousand dollars...

Anatomy of a Data Breach Response


Studies suggest that the median number of days it takes to discover a data breach is 146. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires financial institutions, including colleges and universities, to adopt a comprehensive written information security program (WISP) to deploy on day 146. 

Why We Fight


Why is conflict so common in congregations? When we ask people what they are fighting about their responses focus on the usual suspects—members’ behavior, money, worship, leadership style, and decision-making. But are these really the deepest causes of congregational conflict?
 

Staff Care


Jesus used questions to shape his disciples into the leaders he needed them to be. Those same questions can be a powerful means for shaping your staff team as well. One of the most important elements of a healthy church is the staff culture. Whether yours is a...

4 Steps to Save $10,000 per Million in Tithes


Church leaders are fantastic at achieving many things.  Important things. For example, they excel at conversations that get people motivated, hosting amazing events, incredible messaging and building the church and kingdom - one missionary act at a time...

It is Time to Tune Up Your Anti Harassment Program


Lately, we are hearing almost daily about another high-profile celebrity, politician or executive who has been accused of sexual harassment. Victims now feel empowered to publicly share their stories, even from many years ago.

Tax Reform Is Here. Now What?


The federal tax code just got a makeover, and many would argue it was long overdue. Before the law commonly known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” was passed by Congress in late 2017, the last comprehensive overhaul to the federal tax code was back in 1986—when Top Gun was film of the year and Ronald Reagan was president! 

Supervision and Cultural Differences


Performance management conversations are inherently difficult. It is just hard to talk with another about failed expectations. When the supervisor and employee don’t share similar cultural backgrounds, these conversations can be treacherous.

Significant Changes Affecting Your Financial Statements


2018 brings new reporting and disclosure requirement for churches and other nonprofit organizations. It’s been over 22 years since there were significant changes to the nonprofit accounting standards – however the Financial Accounting Standards Board...