Five Mistakes Pastors Frequently Make With Finances

Ron Edmondson

I came into ministry after a long business career, so I’m sometimes considered unique in my involvement or interest in our church finances. I work closely with our Business Administrator and finance committee on the budget and administration of our church finances. Working with different churches over the years, I’ve seen lots of approaches by pastors in this area of finances. I quickly find someone on our finance committee or our Business Administrator.

Trust God in Finances: Sermon

Ron Edmondson

Trust God in Finances from ron edmondson on Vimeo. The post Trust God in Finances: Sermon appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Related posts: Faith and Trust: A Sermon Message. The Trust of a Widow: A Sermon. Fear of the Unknown: A Sermon. Fear of Rejection: A Sermon. Encouragement Faith Fear

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Intentional Living with Your Finances – A Sermon

Ron Edmondson

Intentional Living – Finances from ron edmondson on Vimeo. The post Intentional Living with Your Finances – A Sermon appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Trust God in Finances: Sermon. Related posts: Intentional Living – Faith – A Sermon. Living Job’s Life, Part 1. Living Job’s Life, Part 2. Christians Ministry

Intentional Living – Write the Life Plan

Ron Edmondson

Intentional Living – Write the plan from ron edmondson on Vimeo. The post Intentional Living – Write the Life Plan appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Related posts: Intentional Living with Your Finances – A Sermon. Intentional Living in Family and Relationships. Intentional Living – Faith – A Sermon. Living Job’s Life, Part 1. Christians Jesus Kingdom Ministry

Intentional Living in Family and Relationships

Ron Edmondson

Intentional Living – Family/Relationships from ron edmondson on Vimeo. The post Intentional Living in Family and Relationships appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Related posts: Intentional Living with Your Finances – A Sermon. Intentional Living – Faith – A Sermon. Biblical Insights Into Healthy Conflict in Relationships. Living Job’s Life, Part 4 (God Answers). Children Christians Family Parenting

Esther Sermon: Radical Obedience

Ron Edmondson

from ron edmondson on Vimeo. The post Esther Sermon: Radical Obedience appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Trust God in Finances: Sermon. Esther – 6.23.13 Related posts: Abraham and Isaac: Radical Obedience. Fear of the Unknown: A Sermon. Hope: A Sermon Message. Call to Ministry Christians Encouragement Faith

Do You Believe the Christmas Story? … A Sermon

Ron Edmondson

from ron edmondson on Vimeo. … A Sermon appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Trust God in Finances: Sermon. 12.9.12 : Do You Believe the Christmas Stroy? The post Do You Believe the Christmas Story? Related posts: Let’s Talk About Love: A Sermon Message. Jonah Chapter 4: A Sermon. Fear of Failure: Sermon. Christians Jesus

A Barrier to Trusting God with Money

Ron Edmondson

A Dangerous Barrier to Generosity from ron edmondson on Vimeo. The post A Barrier to Trusting God with Money appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Related posts: Trust God in Finances: Sermon. Fear of Rejection: A Sermon. Fear of the Unknown: A Sermon. Faith and Trust: A Sermon Message. Faith Fear

Join Me on a Free Lifeway Webcast, with Pete Wilson, Ronnie Floyd and Eric Geiger

Ron Edmondson

The post Join Me on a Free Lifeway Webcast, with Pete Wilson, Ronnie Floyd and Eric Geiger appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Free Online Conference Focused on Church Finances. I recently completed a Bible study for Lifeway on addressing conflict within relationships. Not that any of us would need such a thing. Several other pastors are involved in this project, addressing other areas, but all in the newly designed Bible Studies for Life Series by Lifeway.

5 Words of Encouragement to the Church Planter or Young Leader

Ron Edmondson

They are constantly struggling with leadership issues, finances and simply knowing what to do next. The post 5 Words of Encouragement to the Church Planter or Young Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Recently I was able to share some encouragement with church planters in Chicago. Having been a planter twice, I understand the unique challenges facing planters. I get it. Most of what I know now came from experience and the wisdom of others.

7 Barriers to Growth Every Leader Needs to Eliminate Today

Ron Edmondson

Granted this takes creativity, especially when finances are stretched, but always hearing “we can’t afford that” or “we aren’t big enough to do that” is never motivating to a team. The post 7 Barriers to Growth Every Leader Needs to Eliminate Today appeared first on Ron Edmondson. As a consultant and senior leader, I have had multiple opportunities to come into a church or organization, assess where things are, identify barriers to growth, and offer suggestions to address them.

5 Voices Church Leaders Should Be Listening to Right Now

Ron Edmondson

They are a trusted and reliable source on issues of law and finance. The post 5 Voices Church Leaders Should Be Listening to Right Now appeared first on Ron Edmondson. There is so much information today about COVID-19 and how the church needs to respond to it – especially going forward. I’ve been invited to more webinars than I can count. I receive new suggestions everyday. Recently, I asked some of our staff to listen to some of them and take notes to share.

Balancing the Big Deals Within an Organization – A Senior Leader Challenge

Ron Edmondson

Those in finance naturally believe their ministry is critical to the success of the church, which may lead them to think attention should be given to finances above everything else. The post Balancing the Big Deals Within an Organization – A Senior Leader Challenge appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I’ll never forget the first time I found out a staff member was disappointed because he didn’t think I supported his ministry.

How to Fund Your Church

Ron Edmondson

It would be nice if one person could write a big check and wipe the worry away from the church finances. But the average person in your church is barely getting by when it comes to their personal finances. The post How to Fund Your Church appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Related posts: Free Online Conference Focused on Church Finances. Funded and Free: Helping Church Finances. I believe giving is a part of discipleship.

5 Things I Would Love to Say to Job’s Friends About Friendship

Ron Edmondson

He lost children, finances, health, and finally the respect of his wife. The post 5 Things I Would Love to Say to Job’s Friends About Friendship appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I’ve always been captivated by the friends of Job in the Bible. You remember Job – the man of suffering. He suffered the loss of everything. Somewhere in the grief process his friends came to see him. You can start reading about Chapter 2. They provide a bulk of the dialogue in the book.

Fear Devotional, Part 4

Ron Edmondson

Is it to simply trust Him with your finances, your family or your future? The post Fear Devotional, Part 4 appeared first on Ron Edmondson. He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.” ” Genesis 28:17. There is something about fear and faith working together that intrigues me.

Jeff Henderson – Catalyst 2013

Ron Edmondson

Finances handcuff non-profits. The post Jeff Henderson – Catalyst 2013 appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Jeff Henderson was one of my favorite speakers at this year’s Catalyst Conference. His talk was on what non-profits can learn from for profits. One reason I identify with Jeff is because of his background in the business world.

5 Areas I Have Micromanaged in Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

As with most churches in need of revitalization, our finances had been struggling for several years. Thankfully we had good people in charges of our finances and they had held the church together through very difficult times. And, we have done remarkably well financially (again thanks to tremendous finance committee and staff efforts), but we still have a ways to go. The post 5 Areas I Have Micromanaged in Church Revitalization appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

7 Steps to Thinking Strategically in the Moment

Ron Edmondson

When the issue, however, has an undetermined solution, especially if the decision could alter the direction of the organization, impact other people or require a change in the organization’s finances, then the leader needs to learn to think strategically in the moment. The post 7 Steps to Thinking Strategically in the Moment appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Have you ever said something you wished later you hadn’t?

A Word of Encouragement to Pastors During Pastor Appreciation Month

Ron Edmondson

Take care of your family, your finances, and your emotional health. The post A Word of Encouragement to Pastors During Pastor Appreciation Month appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I came into ministry later in life after over 20 years in the business world. Maybe this explains some of why I was surprised when I entered the ministry at how hard churches can be on a pastor. I never knew. My church leadership blog has given me access into the lives of hundreds of pastors.

10 Specific Ways You Can Support Your Pastor

Ron Edmondson

My personal advice is to pay him adequately where he can provide for his family, without taking energy away from ministry while worrying over finances. Depending on the person, he may even need help from someone with more experiences in the area of budgeting and finance. The post 10 Specific Ways You Can Support Your Pastor appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I recently wrote 7 Ways to Support your pastor on Sunday , and it was very popular.

Leadership in Marriage: I Now Pronounce You Leader and Co-Leader

Ron Edmondson

Mitigating challenges with finances, occupations, and children are ongoing and need constant attention. The post Leadership in Marriage: I Now Pronounce You Leader and Co-Leader appeared first on Ron Edmondson. A Guest Post by Timothy Paul At the time of this writing, I have been married for ten months. It’s been an incredible ride with Christie, my wife, and I’m very lucky to have found someone like her — beautiful, affectionate, sophisticated.

Three Steps to Setting Achievable Goals

Ron Edmondson

Do you TRULY want to do better with your finances? The post Three Steps to Setting Achievable Goals appeared first on Ron Edmondson. In my previous post, I talked about resolutions in a light-hearted manner. Many say they don’t make them, because they don’t work. The news media doesn’t help. Every year I see the same reports telling us how many people don’t keep the resolutions they make. No encouragement there.

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I mentioned an example of this in a comment on a recent Ron Edmondson post dealing with Leading People Older Than You.

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5 Areas I Micromanaged in Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

As with most churches in need of revitalization, our finances had been struggling for several years. Thankfully we had good people in charges of our finances and they had held the church together through very difficult times. We have done remarkably well financially (again thanks to tremendous finance committee and staff efforts). The post 5 Areas I Micromanaged in Church Revitalization appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

Want More Joy in the Journey? — Throw Away the Scripts

Ron Edmondson

Your finances. — Throw Away the Scripts appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Are the routines and details of your life getting you down? Is the direction of your life not turning out as you planned? Are you stressing so much about things that are happening — out of your control — that you can’t enjoy the good things already in your life? Here’s one suggestion for more joy in the journey… Throw away the scripts.

10 Ways to Overcome a Sense of Christmas Loss

Ron Edmondson

Here are 10 ways to overcome a sense of Christmas loss: List your losses – Death, divorce, injury, finances…children moved out this year…whatever they are…write them down. The post 10 Ways to Overcome a Sense of Christmas Loss appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. As the song goes, “it’s the most wonderful day of the year” But, for some people, Christmas can be a miserable time.

5 Suggestions to Make Family Time More Effective

Ron Edmondson

Just as adults may have a plan for their career or finances, parents need a plan for operating their home. The post 5 Suggestions to Make Family Time More Effective appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Frankly, I wish it happened more often, but I am always encouraged when it does. Occasionally a young father will come to me wanting to know how to be a better husband or father.

Attitude Reflects Leadership

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Helping Complainers Complain Better

Ron Edmondson

The post Helping Complainers Complain Better appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Funded and Free: Helping Church Finances. It surprises me how many well-meaning, even nice people don’t know how to offer a complaint. One that actually gets heard. The Bible says “do everything without arguing or complaining”, but I don’t believe that means we aren’t to ever voice our opinions.

10 Ways to Overcome a Sense of Christmas Loss

Ron Edmondson

Here are 10 ways to overcome a sense of Christmas loss: List your losses – Death, divorce, injury, finances, children moved out this year – whatever they are – write them down. The post 10 Ways to Overcome a Sense of Christmas Loss appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. As the song goes, “ it’s the most wonderful time of the year “ But, for some people, Christmas can be a miserable time.

5 Gifts You Can Give Your Pastor

Ron Edmondson

Most pastors know that the ministry is a life of faith, even in the area of finances. The post 5 Gifts You Can Give Your Pastor appeared first on Ron Edmondson. In this post, I want to share some gifts you can give your pastor. How’s that for a self-serving post? Those from the church where I serve as pastor should read this post knowing I minister to hundreds of pastors every month. In my latest blog survey, over 50% of my readers are in vocational ministry.

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Husbands: 7 Gift Suggestions for Your Wife

Ron Edmondson

Could planning your personal finances be in your future? The post Husbands: 7 Gift Suggestions for Your Wife appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I know I’m talking to some men who haven’t even thought about what you’ll get your wife for Christmas yet. Right? I understand. It still seems early to you Christmas Eve shoppers. Maybe you’ve thought about it, but not being as in tune with things like this as your wife is, you haven’t a clue what to get her.

3 Challenges for the Church Planter

Ron Edmondson

Here are 3 challenges for the church planter: Finances – I get asked if my established church will be a “strategic partner” in a church plant about once every couple of weeks. The post 3 Challenges for the Church Planter appeared first on Ron Edmondson. When I’ve answered the same questions numerous times, I feel there may be a need for a post.

When you’re trying to figure out your right structure

Ron Edmondson

Right now we have assignments for building, music, finance, missions, education and chairman. The post When you’re trying to figure out your right structure appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I received the following email, with a few key points disguised for anonymity, and thought it could be a question others are asking. Do you ever wonder the right structure for your church? If so, this post is for you.

10 Ideas for Raising Children to Become Generous Adults

Ron Edmondson

We also freely discussed our own finances in front of our boys. The post 10 Ideas for Raising Children to Become Generous Adults appeared first on Ron Edmondson. I have had conflict most of my life between what I think I want and what I really need. Most people share this conflict with me. That conflict also appears in our children as well. We don’t have to teach children to struggle with determining between wants and needs. It’s a natural response to life.