Accepting and Honoring Memorial and Legacy Gifts

Most churches have a policy and/or committee that accepts memorial, legacy and honor gifts. Many times, this policy has been around for...

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The Truth About Teaching Radical Generosity

Children are wise and discerning souls, and they often require the very best of our ministry skills. This is especially true when teaching...

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Putting God First

The mission of the church is to do whatever it takes to develop disciples of Jesus who gather, grow and go. By that, I mean: Gather –...

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Use the 80/20 Rule to Be a More Effective Church Steward

So, what is the 80/20 Rule? I’ll get to that in just a moment. But first a question: Are you growing the giving to your church or is it...

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Five Reasons Every Church Should Have a Theology of Stewardship

The seven perspectives I presented in earlier posts from my book, Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, were a starting place for church...

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Great Teams Lead to Great Stewardship

“A threefold cord is not quickly broken.” – Eccles. 4:12, NRSV Is finding leaders for your congregational stewardship ministry a joy...

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Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Anyone who works in a church office knows that raising funds, particularly in summer months, is a challenge. But that effort must be...

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Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, Part 7: Gratitude and Thanksgiving

You simply cannot write, talk, preach or teach on stewardship and generosity without including gratitude and thanksgiving. If stewardship...

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What Now?

As it does every spring, my phone has been ringing lately with calls from worried pastors. Easter has passed and all their thoughts now...

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Happy Anniversary to Voices!

We’re celebrating Voices on Stewardship’s first anniversary! First anniversaries traditionally are commemorated with gifts of paper. In...

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