By the metrics of business management and capitalism, the work of churches and pastors is redundant.
Yes, the church is in decline in some ways -- but religious institutions control billions of dollars of assets. What if we invested that money in mission?
More than 550 congregations took part in Lake Institute’s survey about the pandemic. While their finances have been impacted, many faith communities are adapting, which will be critical moving forward.
Leaders of a community development corporation believe that even struggling congregations can survive and thrive if members take stock of their assets and put them to use as resources for their communities.
Eastern Star Church is helping bring hope to the 46218 ZIP code in Indianapolis through housing initiatives, social services, a grocery store, financial coaching and more.
Don’t begin the conversation with the expenses to cut. Instead, focus on your organization’s assets and how they can be leveraged in service of your missional impact, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Values, vision and information are important for organizations seeking to band together to purchase goods and services, say experts in the field.