The Secret Way Seniors Can Keep Deducting Gifts to Charity.Millions of Americans will no longer get tax deductions for their charitable donations this year. But givers age 70½ or older often have a great way to get around this change. Read article.

Church Property and Buildings
This article highlights the importance of congregations being deliberate about how they manage their real estate assets. Read the article.

Who Doesn’t Read Books In America?About a quarter of American adults say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year. Who are these non-book readers? Read the article.

Sharpening Your Communication SkillsMany of our church leaders have told me that they want to improve the communications process at the church. One way is to listen to the podcast on this page.

What I Learned from Having Steve Jobs Swear at MeThis article shows the power of feedback. Read the article.

Your Money and Our ChurchRev. Xolani explains the journey of your money at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces. Read the article.

14 Traits of Effective Church LeadersThe term leadership is defined as “the ability to lead; an act or instance of leading; guidance; direction.” Church leadership is about how we behave, communicate and manage others. This article lays out 14 desirable traits for church leaders. Read the article.

Why a Black Pastor Feels Called to a White ChurchThe Reverend Christopher Lee is the first black clergy member Avondale has ever hired. He believes that being the only black person in the room is part of his calling. Read article.