My 5 for Friday (February 15, 2019)

What do you need to know before renting? What part does humility play in saving for retirement? And how should you NOT be compensating your pastors?

All these questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.

  1. Retiring Old Generosity Plays by Todd McMichen. Creating a culture of generosity means playing the long game. This isn’t always easy, which is why so many churches resort to using the same plays they’ve used in the past. Here, Todd McMichen offers some helpful questions to be asking yourself as you seek to grow a culture of generosity in your church, not just see a spike in giving.
  2. Things to Know Before You Rent by Jill Koval. Signing a lease isn’t something you do every day, which means it’s helpful to have articles like this that lay out exactly what it is you should expect before entering into a rental agreement. What will you need to provide them? What kind of startup costs should you expect? Check out Jill Koval’s advice on what you should know before you rent.
  3. 10 Core Skills Required To Develop Leaders by Dan Reiland. What does it take to develop leaders? Is there a magic formula? Dan Reiland lays out ten different core skills that he believes are necessary for building and developing leaders. The encouraging part? “If it’s a skill, it can be learned.” Even if you don’t possess these skills today, there’s always time to learn.
  4. How Not To Compensate Your Pastor by Thom Rainer. Is it possible that when it comes to pastor compensation, we are committing some serious offenses? Check out this article where Thom Rainer points out six different ways he’s seen churches treat a pastor’s pay, and urges readers to not let the same happen to their pastor.
  5. 5 Reasons to be Humble in Retirement Stewardship by Chris Cagle. Have you ever thought about how pride could get in the way of saving well for retirement? Chris Cagle points out that “People who think they have ‘expert’ knowledge, but don’t, are building on a shaky foundation when it comes to successfully saving and investing for retirement.” Keep reading for encouragement in humility, especially when it comes to saving for retirement.

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