If you are a nonprofit you should seriously consider checking out how your organization is represented on Guidestar. They have recently updated their profile pages. For those that are not familiar this information is pulled form the IRS and whether or not you subscribed, your data is there for the public. So, at the very least, you should look at you profile and register for free to be able to update the information. For a good overview of the changes click on this article posted by Nonprofit Quarterly.
This article was originally posted at ChurchExecutive.com in October, 2014. It has been reposted by permission. Examining mandatory reporting of “reportable” sexual offenses involving minors It’s Sunday morning, and a senior pastor is walking across the church parking lot. He’s still processing the sermon he just delivered. Trying to focus on a thousand other details, he notices a 30-something male — a church member — approaching. “Pastor, I need to tell someone,” the man says. “I viewed child pornography online multiple times in the past month, and I feel terrible about it.” Before the pastor…
If you help lead a church and are either in the process, or soon will be, proper succession planning is critical for long term success. Take careful note of an upcoming online conference on this topic from the good folks at Leadership Network. Here is a teaser from their website: While there are numerous stories describing the highly visible failures in transition and succession, there are even more stories of the positive transition from one pastor to another that have rarely been heard. To highlight what is being learned in these cases, as well as the…
Great read put out by Leadership Network. We recommend the read. Free Download! Generosity Becoming a Fundamental Spiritual Discipline for Churches Leadership Network http://t.co/ZenoPJKXxV #leadnet — Leadership Network (@leadnet) October 1, 2013
Below is a tweet from MAG Bookkeeping referring to an article posted at Christianity Today. It is good information to digest. “You won’t go to hell for bad Church management, but you will go through it.” http://t.co/Ss4Fmi4iPW — MAG Bookkeeping (@MAGBookkeeping) August 25, 2013