Who Will Fund Your Church in 10 Years?

There is an elephant in the room that many churches are trying to ignore: future finances. Many small, struggling churches survive financially today because of the faithful giving of people in the past. When churches were full of the Builder generation, the giving was...

It’s Not Just What You Give to Church but Why

What is every pastor’s least favorite sermon topic? If I had to guess what most would list, it would be tithing. It is an oft-avoided topic in many pulpits, perhaps due to a feeling that it will appear to be fundraising for their own salary rather than a call to...

BGCT Probe Finds Evidence of Misspent Funds

Three church planters received $1.3 million between 1999 and 2005 from the Baptist General Convention of Texas to start 258 churches in the Rio Grande Valley, only five of which appear to remain active, according to a five-month investigation into use of church funds...

BGCT Officials Step Down Amid Spending Probe

Two Baptist General Convention of Texas staff members have stepped down following a five-month investigation into possible misuse of funds. Abe Zabeneh, a church starter and former director of the BGCT Church Starting Center resigned Wednesday, and David Guel, former...