Many churches struggle with balancing the books and with inspiring their congregation about giving. This eight-point approach emphasises the importance of a vision and mission for the church that is understood and owned by the congregation.
Your Voice Matters
While it is easy to agree and disagree with other people’s opinions, it’s actually rare for someone to take a stand and speak up either in support or against an issue in a way that counts. Why? Sometimes, it’s because they think their voice doesn’t really matter. Sometimes they are scared to let others know what they really think because it might not agree with the overruling sentiment. And sometimes, they really just don’t know how to go about it.
When it comes to issues that affect society, often the best way to be heard is to add weight to the voices of others.
This article contains information about different ways you can do this such as starting or signing a petition, organising or joining a protest or demonstration, writing to Members of Parliament, and making submissions.
Produced by Helen Calder, Helen’s Headlines are short resources with a Christian ethos for anyone involved in leadership of a Christian charity or church, especially smaller ones. With 40 years of experience, including 17 years as executive director: finance and services at the Evangelical Alliance, Helen is well-placed to share the lessons she has learnt during a career in industry and the Christian charity sector.
Each resource introduces key points on a topic, often including a checklist for action and signposts to more detailed information on the subject. They cover aspects of the following areas: governance, strategy, management and leadership, money, personal matters and end of life.
All Helen’s Headlines resources are available for anyone who finds them useful. This includes trustees, staff and volunteers of charities and churches, as well as individuals.
Many of us struggle to use our time effectively and this is invariably linked to our personal organisation at both work and home. This resource aims to equip you with tips and techniques to help you organise your time better.
Have you wanted to get away on retreat but not been sure how you’d use the time? Here are some simple ideas to help you.
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Planting or running a church is not without challenges. The exciting prospect of facilitating the gathering of believers comes with a number of important considerations, many of which touch on complex areas of New Zealand Law…
BOOK REVIEW: Raising kids while keeping your family relationships strong isn’t easy. In this incredibly honest collection of stories, the Strong family share real-life learnings of establishing a family culture where everyone wins.
BOOK REVIEW: RADICAL LIVES is a compilation of true-life stories of radical New Zealanders making a radical impact in the world today.
BOOK REVIEW: Inspired by true events, A Skylark Flies is the story of two fictitious individuals from totally different worlds and is a poignant story concerning the power of true forgiveness.
There is much debate and confusion about euthanasia. Examples of actions which are not euthanasia are often used to argue for law change which is euthanasia. This would be bad law. This short |Note aims to clarify some of the terms and issues in the hope that we can prevent this from happening.
Evangelism does not seem to be widely practised in the church today. Perhaps this is because it’s not well understood. Perhaps poor teaching has left a residue of suspicion or even fear. This |Note presents a short overview of evangelism.
24% of people in NZ live with some form of disability. When you consider this number, there is little doubt that in most churches there are people who either have a disability themselves or have a family member with a disability.