With churches not gathering in person for worship and many parishioners being unable to get to work, churches are very likely to see a decrease in financial revenues during the Coronavirus outbreak. How can you get your church ready? And what financial strategies can you begin to employ. Here are three strategies that can help:
1. Don’t go it alone.
2. Adjust your financial planning.
3. Encourage generosity.
We serve a God of abundant grace, compassion, and love. As followers of Jesus Christ, we can continue to proclaim that message even through hard times. But it will likely take some adjustment to our habits and plans. You are not alone! And, as John Wesley proclaimed, “Best of all, God is with us!”
Curtis has begun working with Bener Agtarap on a new book based in their shared work with new church planters. The book is preliminarily titled "Planters: A Leadership Approach to Starting New Faith Communities." With a writing retreat in November, they're hoping to move the project along for publication in a relatively quick time.
Curtis's dissertation is now available. Contact Curtis if you'd like to read it. Or, if you're an academic researcher, you can access it through ProQuest dissertations, or through Northwestern University's library:
Curtis & Meredith wrote a quick article on "5 Ways to Reach New People" this late summer and fall for Church Marketing Sucks Creative Storytelling. It's behind their member wall, but if you'd like to join you can follow this link:
Curtis's dissertation on Relational Church Planting has been approved! When it clears editing, we'll post the link for it and other publications, articles and research here.
We're trying to bring together all of our work into a central site. We'll update it page with new stories as links as they are published.