Outsourcing Your Faith-Based Marketing

Ministry marketing solutions for success For most starting faith-based organizations, it is difficult to determine all the ways which to convey your mission, vision, and brand to the community let alone nationally. Whether you have programming that is niche or considered essential to the community such as social services, marketing your organization shortly after establishment […]

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I’m Ready for a 501(c)(3). But am I a Church Startup or a Religious Startup?

So you would like to start a 501(c)(3) organization …..but are unsure whether you are a church startup or a religious startup organization? The terms “church” and “religious” are both used in IRC 501c3 but neither word is specifically defined. The term “church” is also used generically to define all houses of worship, including mosques […]

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Strategic Planning for Successful Ministries

Strategic planning for your church or ministry Dictionary.com defines Success as the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors. To become successful in life, one must have a plan of action or strategy. In order for a ministry to be successful, the organization must also have a plan. Most commonly, ministries refer to what is called […]

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Website Design for Your Church

How to make your church website design shine Today’s churches are realizing that the presence of increased competition in the sector is necessitating exceptional promotion of their organizations. Church administrators are continually developing new marketing and fundraising strategies to help them become better communicators of their missions, to foster growth, and to increase the impact […]

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501c3 Tax Exemption for Church

Before submitting a tax exempt form, does my church qualify to be a 501c3 organization? So you would like to start a 501c3 organization and submit a tax exempt form, but are unsure whether you are a church or a religious organization? Before providing clarity regarding church tax exemption process, we must first evaluate and […]

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Strategic Planning Process: What Is A Strategic Plan

Creating a strategy for your Church or Ministry For ministries, a strategy provides the guidance necessary to keep administrators and volunteers organized. Moreover, strategic planning assists in assuring the core principles of the ministry are the primary focus of all efforts. By definition, strategic planning is a disciplined effort to produce decisions and actions that shape […]

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Ministry Website Design Tips

Website design pointers for the church or ministry If you manage a ministry and you do not have an online presence or a website, you are missing key elements of your marketing and community outreach plans. Website design is one of the best and most effective ways to raise awareness of your ministry, your purpose, […]

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Top Reasons to Hire an Accountant for Your Church Accounting

Accounting and bookkeeping for church compliance Basic bookkeeping can seem like you are entering a foreign country without knowing the language or having a guide.  Many people find it intimidating or do not have the time or skills needed to do it properly.  This can create havoc in your ministry.  At a certain point in the life […]

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Developing an Outreach Program

Developing community outreach that has impact When developing an outreach program, churches should follow a comprehensive process that will not only ensure that there is a need for the program but that the church has the human and capital resources to effectively and efficiently carry out the program. The following process can be used to […]

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