Pastoral Development

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CHURCH OFFERINGS FROM EMBEZZELMENT

 startchurch.com/blog/view/name/how-to-protect-your-church-offering-from-embezzlement?   By: Raul Rivera The sound of Bishop Jamal’s voice over the phone was heartbreaking as he reported the embezzlement crime to the local police. Only days before, the church announced that the fundraising for its building campaign had successfully raised $500,000 to construct the church’s new sanctuary and children’s wing. The church was going […]

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7 RECURRING MISTAKES WITH MINISTERIAL TAX RETURNS

www.startchurch.com/blog/view/name/7-big-mistakes-ministers-make-with-their-taxes?     By Trey Lewis It most likely comes as no surprise that taxes can be daunting. Since the process, and even the idea, of doing our taxes is daunting, we typically pay someone else to do them for us. Taxes can especially be intimidating for ministers because if churches do not properly handle the […]

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THE STATE OF FEMALE PASTORS

This article speaks to a trend taking place in most pastoral circles – the growth of women becoming senior pastors. IPHC from its beginning has been willing to ordain women as pastors. At least one of our conferences with which I am familiar has about 20% female pastors. This study, however, did not specifically address […]

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“PROCLAIMING THE KINGDOM IN A WORLD OF FAKE NEWS”

hughsnews.com/newsletter-posts/lighten-up-with-laughter3204007 By: Bishop Doug Beacham In this day of directional apps such as Waze and Google Maps, we have become accustomed to “alternate” routes and “recalculating.” To use an app that helps you avoid traffic snarls is indeed a blessing. But we are now full speed ahead in a world that has no shame or […]

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“PRAY FIRST!”

Dr. Ron White serves as president of Emmanuel College. He assumed that role October 4, 2014, when Emmanuel was in an acute financial crisis. Dr. White made the decision to lead Emmanuel on his knees.      I was in dialogue with Dr. White regarding his comments about my treatment of Jesus’ High Priestly prayer in […]

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD KILLS 35% OF ALL OF THE UNBORN BABIES ABORTED IN THE UNITED STATES

http://www.lifenews.com/2017/01/19/planned-parenthood-kills-35-of-all-of-the-unborn-babies-aborted-in-the-united-states/ By:  RITA DILLER   JAN 19, 2017 This week, the Guttmacher Institute came out with a new report on national abortion numbers in the United States for 2013 and 2014. For For those not familiar with abortion reporting in the United States, the official health statistics reporting agency in the country, the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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THE TOP 15 QUOTES BY MARTIN LUTHER

http://luther2017.tv/ Released by Billion Souls Network in coordination with the Wittenburg Congress celebrating the first 500 years of the Protestant Reformation,    October 30 – November 1, 2017. Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses on Castle Church door (October 31, 1517) began the second greatest event in the Church since the Day of Pentecost. From the time, he […]

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