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So you’re probably thinking that church asset allocation is a technical topic designated to be discussed by your finance committee and avoided at all costs by you, right? I get it. But when it comes down to it, this is a stewardship topic. This is a mission topic. And those two things should be on your mind as a leader. I attended the North American Christian Convention in Kansas City where Craig Groeschel was the featured speaker at the pre-conference leadership session. Needless to say, I made sure I could be there for his talk.
Because not only is Craig a great communicator, he is a great leader. If you’ve ever been to a Catalyst One Day event, you know about his leadership wisdom. Or if you’ve listened to his leadership podcast, you’ve benefitted from his insight tremendously.
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So when he, in a bit of a rabbit trail, brought up how important church asset allocation in the local church is, I paid attention. In episode 173 of the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast, Craig dove into asset/resource allocation in the local church even more. Do yourself a favor and listen to that interview. Toward the tail end is where he dives into asset allocation.
When he addressed the same topic over two episodes of his leadership podcast, I made sure I listened (Part 1, Part 2). Why is this important? Because ministry expansion requires assets/resources to be available to invest in that expansion. And considering the fact that Life Church is the largest church in North America, I think they’re on to something with ministry expansion.
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Craig pulled back the curtain on how Life Church allocates their assets each year in order to create margin so that when ministry expansion is possible, it can happen quickly – without loans and without capital campaigns.
Here it is:
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