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  • Why Your Church Is Stuck

    Pastor Saul Gonzalez shares his own experience of his church being stuck and what he learned in the process to move forward and become a growing and thriving ministry. Learn about the 5 P’s that can help you get unstuck.

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  • What Leaders Do

    What do leaders do to inspire, encourage, and motivate their teams? How do leaders lead both week-to-week, and also build and grow their churches into a legacy they can leave to bless future generations? Pastor Chad Stafford shares the most important—but not always easy—ways that he leads his multi-campus church.

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  • A Story of Change

    Cornerstone Church in Statesville, North Carolina had plateaued in their growth and even started to see a decline in attendance. Watch how a pastor who dug his heals in the sand and was against change, move to embracing the ‘new’ and seeing the church become a touchstone for their community.

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  • How to Get Unstuck

    Many churches are stuck, waiting for a grand revelation or inspiration to strike before they make the first move. Pastor Saul Gonzalez shares what he did when he found himself stuck, and the steps we need to take to finally get ourselves and our churches unstuck.

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  • When Finances Are Tight

    It is the rare church that exists for years and never hits a patch where funds get tight. This is especially true in the post-COVID environment we are currently in. In this video, Josh Herndon explains how to get a clear picture of your finances and what you can do to be proactive and make […]

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  • More Funds for Ministry

    Jeremy Stamback discusses how you can leverage and use the resources God has given to your church to produce more funds for ministry.

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  • How to Survive the Post-COVID Blues

    Many churches faced struggles even before COVID. As people return to churches, how can pastors and churches genuinely hit the reset button and emerge better than they were before?

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  • Estate Planning

    Most of us hear the word ‘estate’ and think it only applies to the wealthy. Darren Mullenix explains how estate planning is applicable to everyone and how you can use the 4 P’s to help determine how to start an estate plan.

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  • CEP + Generis

    CEP is honored to partner with Generis to provide some valuable Generosity Resources. Click button below to read some excellent articles that can help you create a sustainable culture of generosity in your church. Featured resources include: The Offering Moment The Big Shift Accelerating Generosity Fund the Vision About Generis: Regardless of your ministry’s size […]

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  • How to Begin Again

    In 1918 when the last major pandemic hit this country, a news item ran in the Fellowship’s publication, The Christian Evangel, as to how churches were managing. One pastor, Oscar Jones reported this from Wichita Falls, Texas:

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  • 11 Numbers That Matter

    How Healthy is Your Church? These 11 Numbers Will Tell You.

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  • Three Savings Principles According to Benjamin Franklin

    The pressure to “keep up with the Joneses” is real, and many people spend too much on their current lifestyle without giving appropriate thought to the future.

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  • Leading Through a Financial Crisis

    When elected as Superintendent of the Northern California & Nevada District in 2004, I faced twin financial crises that threatened to bankrupt the District.

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  • Where’s the Time Gone? – 5 Steps to Save for Retirement Today

    It may not surprise you to know that a large majority of Americans are unprepared for retirement. After all, many of us don’t feel any urgency surrounding our retirement until it’s right around the corner.

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  • How to Manage Investment Risk

    You may be asking the question, “How do I determine the difference between an okay and a foolish investment risk?” While there is no established set of steps for the perfect investment strategy, there are many ways to ensure you assume an adequate degree of risk.

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  • 5 Retirement Realities

    While the average person plans to retire, he doesn’t always take the time to think through each step needed to reach that goal. With many aspects to consider, some important matters may fall by the wayside. Below are several considerations which should be remembered when planning for retirement…

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