Posts Tagged ‘Gary G. Hoag’

Audit Lessons from Ezra By Gary G. Hoag

A Biblical Perspective on Your Financial Audit Does your church or ministry engage an independent financial audit? Churches and ministries that do this best practice in the USA and abroad tend to build trust and raise more money. The possibility of greater giving motivates many to do this extra work. But I want to suggest…

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How To Create An Extraordinary Annual Report By Gary G. Hoag

Four Tips to Create an Exceptional Annual Report Recently, Ereny Monir, Ruthie Cristobal, and I from GTP produced an ECFA webinar called “Creating an Exceptional Annual Report.” While doing the research for it, we marveled that few churches and ministries actually do an annual report. If that’s you, watch the recording and download the slide…

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Givers and Their Gifts By Gary G. Hoag

Learning from the New Testament Givers and Their Gifts During the Christmas season our thoughts are on often on giving gifts. Rather than direct your attention to purchasing a home entertainment system, the latest name brand clothing or the newest toys for girls and boys, I want to shift our gaze from this century to…

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Attention All Attorneys and Accountants By Gary G. Hoag

Attorneys and Accountants – Here’s A Word for You This post is for all controllers and bookkeepers, legal advisors and auditors, CFOs and counselors, treasurers and secretaries who serve with churches and ministries in paid and non-paid roles. Your technical work matters! It shapes the future of the churches and ministries you serve and contributes…

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Bigger than Gifts and Buildings By Gary G. Hoag

What Could be Bigger than Gifts and Buildings? Did you know that the Holy Week teachings of Jesus, which are often described as “the Olivet Discourse,” were prompted by some disciples who were celebrating the magnificence of the temple buildings and their elaborate decor fueled by donations? Ironically, this took place immediately after Jesus downplayed…

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Experience the Lent Companion By Gary G. Hoag

An Invitation to Experience the Lent Companion  I want to invite you to journey with me from Ash Wednesday to Easter with Lent Companion. Whether you are familiar with Lent or not, let me offer a backstory to the tradition to encourage you to make Lent part of your walk with Jesus. Focus of Lent…

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Reset Your Rhythms By Gary G. Hoag

Seven Ways to Reset Your Rhythms in 2021   I want to invite you to join me in resetting your rhythms in 2021. Let me explain. God often gives diligent stewards bigger roles with greater responsibilities. Perhaps you can relate? And, I don’t know about you, but with COVID it seemed like everything multiplied exponentially.…

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A Christmas Lesson on Margin By Gary G. Hoag

A Christmas Lesson on Finding and Making Margin Every year a different word or phrase from the Christmas story jumps out to me. Perhaps this happens to you as well. This year, I can’t get these words out of my mind:“no guest room available.” There was “no guest room available” to welcome a humble pregnant…

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What Appeals and Invitations Reveal By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

What does the message in your appeals and invitations communicate? Almost daily in December my mailbox received a stack of direct mail appeals inviting us to participate with various ministries in their work through giving. One evening my wife neatly left a stack of them for me on the counter. The assortment included organizations we…

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God’s Word and Wisdom for CEOs By Gary G. Hoag

3 Biblical Principles to Guide CEOs As CEO of Global Trust Partners (GTP), I dug into God’s Word for wisdom to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Three texts came into view. They are practical and applicable for CEOs worldwide. Chart the Course The apostle Paul was on the way to Rome when a storm came up.…

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