Nathan Artt

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How To Approach Church Financial Stewardship

Stewardship isn’t a distinctly Christian idea. Responsible financial practices are encouraged in every industry. In a church context, this is fundamentally about caring for, or stewarding, resources in a God-honoring way. 

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Should Our Church Buy Or Lease?

Ah, the building campaign. The impressive, visionary, strategic move to improve your church with a permanent place to meet. This can feel like the ultimate goal for a church planter. A building can feel like you’ve arrived, and like you have a place to be officially established in the …

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How Pastors Can Create More Ministry Capacity This Year

Ministry capacity isn’t about your personal bandwidth as a pastor. It’s about the capacity your building has to facilitate ministry. At Ministry Solutions, we guide numerous executive teams through this practice. Whether you are building or have an existing space, it’s important to ac …

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How North Point Ministries Creates and Communicates Vision and Strategy

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What Every Church Needs To Hear Before Taking On Debt

Debt is so commonplace it barely raises an eyebrow. Household debt recently topped $14 trillion for the first time. In 2012, bank foreclosures and defaults on loans for churches were at an all-time high. With a small percentage of average church attendees being active givers, how do y …

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What To Know Before You Build A New Church

Building a new church is an important step toward growth. Many congregations will benefit from having a new and improved space. From sheer necessity to upgrades, church buildings require a lot of consideration. As you make decisions, there are several areas you will circle back to. Th …

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5 Leadership Lessons for Multisite Churches

As the megachurch model’s popularity wanes, a new model is emerging. There are now more than 5,000 multisite churches in North America. Multisite churches can function in a variety of ways. In essence, they are a multi-campus expression of a single church. This means that a core group …

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How To Hire The Right People For Your Church Building Project

Seminary is a valuable time of ministry preparation. You learn Ancient Greek, public speaking and the nuances of hamartiology. Somehow, though, pastors feel they missed the course on real estate acquisitions or multi-million dollar operating budgets. That’s because these topics aren’t …

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3 Ways Church Leaders Can Pursue Excellence in 2020

In his captivating book, Know What You're FOR: A Growth Strategy for Work, An Even Better Strategy for Life, author and Gwinnett Church pastor Jeff Henderson encourages organizations to seek growth by understanding two essential truths about themselves: 

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Advice For Younger and Growing Churches.

Something that’s great about young churches is that many of them are pastored by ambitious individuals who are eager to learn about the best way to make their churches grow. These pastors are not bitter or bored or burnt out. They’re fresh and ready for the challenges that come their …

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