Should A Church Borrow Money For A New Building?

Is it wise for a church to borrow money for a new building? Is it Necessary? With church growth comes growing pains and so it is when space becomes a problem for a burgeoning church, so when should a church borrow money for a new building? Would it be better to just “add on” to an existing structure of the church? Are there other places on church property that are not presently being utilized? Is the church’s higher insurance premium going to be more difficult to pay? What single area in the ch … [Read more...]

Should A Church Tithe On The Offerings It Receives?

Should the church tithe on the offerings it receives from members?Supporting Missionaries Some churches support local missionaries from the church or others who go collectively for a denomination. Either way, missionaries couldn’t possibly go on their own because they simply couldn’t afford it. Just as other members of the church supported Jesus and Paul in his missionary work, churches are the backbone of the missionaries coming out of America and going into all the world as they’re (and we … [Read more...]

7 Bible Verses About The Lord’s Supper or Communion

Here are seven Bible verses that apply to taking Communion or the Lord’s Supper.First Corinthians 11:26 “For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.” When the Apostle Paul was instructing the Corinthian church on the meaning and the proper methods for taking Communion or the Lord’s Supper, he wrote that this Sacrament has a specific purpose. For one thing, Paul reminds the church about the symbolic meaning of the bread when he writes th … [Read more...]

4 Tips For Pastors Doing A Funeral Service

Here are four tips for a pastor doing a memorial service or a funeral service.Meeting with the Family Before When a pastor has a funeral or memorial service to do, they should find a time to speak with the family and tell them what to expect at a service. Even though they may be familiar with funeral services, they might not be thinking about what to expect since they are experiencing a time of great grief. You will need to ask about the life of the deceased family member in order to tell … [Read more...]

Where Do Pastors Go For Help?

Where do pastors turn for help since they are often the ones giving counseling?Physician, Heal Thyself Pastors are giving counseling so often that at times they must feel drained. They pour out their lives so much for others that they rarely are filled up by others and that’s the problem when pastors need counseling themselves. They are no different from others who battle with life issues like relationship problems, problems with their children, problems with finances, health issues, and t … [Read more...]

What Is The Parsonage Allowance For Taxes For A Pastor?

What is the personal parsonage tax allowance for a pastor? Ministerial Benefits Not every church provides a parsonage but for those that do, there are some allowances for the pastor and his family in living there, but these allowances are not just for pastors but for certified teachers, DCEs, DCOs, deaconesses, parish assistants, certified lay ministers, directors of parish music and directors of family life ministry. They can also be for missionaries or for evangelists that the church puts up … [Read more...]