Excellence in Church Administration

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Meet Exponential – ECFA’s 2,400th Member!

ECFA is now over 2,400 members strong!

Join in the celebration today as we sit down with Todd Wilson, President and CEO of Exponential – ECFA’s 2,400 member. 

Exponential describes itself as the Chamber of Commerce for the church planting world, partnering with over 100 denominations and providing resources to strengthen church planters around the world.

Find ECFA at the Orlando Exponential conference and come say hi!  https://exponential.org/

Leading Self | Jenni Catron

Having the emotional intelligence to lead others is a learned skill, as Jenni Catron explains in the conversation with ECFA's VP of Research, Dr. Warren Bird.  Developing self awareness and pursuing self leadership carry over into how leaders can best serve those around them.  Jenni breaks down these ideas and concepts that will benefit your personal growth as a leader!

Learn more about Jenni Catron at her website: http://jennicatron.com/

Board Tools and Templates | Part 2

ECFA's Dan Busby and Michael Martin dive into more of the densely packed resource, Board Tools and Templates! This ECFA resource gives you practical tips, steps, outlines, and more in one book!

You need to check it out, get your copy today! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1949365182/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1949365182&linkCode=as2&tag=e0b1e-20&linkId=bdd9f35cb00435f1356cd11716d9df08

 

Board Tools and Templates | Part 1

Your Church leaders can now get one of the most densely packed resources ECFA has ever produced.  Board Tools and Templates gives you practical tips, steps, outlines, and more in one book!

 

You need to check it out, get your copy today! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1949365182/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1949365182&linkCode=as2&tag=e0b1e-20&linkId=bdd9f35cb00435f1356cd11716d9df08

Do Most Pastors Look at Individual Giving? | Warren Bird & David King

David King is the executive director of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, where they just published a report on Congregations’ Economic Practices.  Download the report here: https://www.nscep.org/  Warren and David discuss the results of the research and the resulting trends we see in churches today.  

Using Data to Grow Generosity | Rodney Ross - Life.Church

Data can be one of the greatest tools we use to grow generosity.  From analyzing data we can identify where God is working, we can steward our resources better, and we can measure effectiveness of our efforts.  Life.Church's Rodney Ross shares insights in how one of the largest, creative churches in America uses data to shepherd its flock.

Preparing Pastors for Generosity Conversations | Rodney Ross - Life.Church

Starting conversations with congregants about generosity actually starts with building relationship!  Rodney Ross of Life.Church shares 4 hesitations people have on living generously.  It's already within everyone to walk generously in their life, and disciplining our churches to live like this takes intentional action(and conversations) to build trust and point others towards God's authorship on ownership.  

Is your Church’s Data Secure? | Nick Nicholaou Part 2

Do guests use your Church's wifi? Does your church have password policies?  Keep your WiFi equipment commercial grade, make sure firewalls are setup correctly, and don't write your password on a sticky note!  Nick Nicholaou continues to give practical insights to leaders about keeping your church's data secure!

Is your Church’s Data Secure? | Nick Nicholaou Part 1

Churches posses valuable data about their congregation.  It is so important to understand and protect it!  Nick Nickolaou shares wake-up call stories and practical advice encouraging you and your church to have high standards on I.T. policies and procedures.  A topic that will become only more important in years to come!

Compensation Is More Than a Paycheck | Elaine Sommerville

Compensation strategy is so much more than a simple paycheck!  Listen in as Michael interviews Elaine Sommerville, author of the new book Church Compensation: From Strategic Plan to Compliance (2018).  While Elaine devotes much of her time on IRS issues and compliance with churches and nonprofit organizations, she saw a need for practical insights for churches and their compensation practices. 

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