This is the Most Giving Time of the Year – Are You Ready?

Your church is likely getting a third or more of its donation plate in November and December. Are you prepared? Context is everything –...

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(Part One) 10 Motivations for Giving – Changing Up the Offering Moment

For so long, we’ve talked about giving to church budgets, building campaigns, mission projects, special Christmas offerings and more....

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Take the Test: Is Your Church Ready for Asset-Based Giving?

Every year we see new trends — cars, fashion, technology — we even add new words to our vocabulary. Some trends are fleeting but others...

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The Top 5 Ways to Accidentally Reduce Church Giving

In my more than 40 years of ministry, I have never heard a pastor say he/she has more money than the church needs. I have certainly found...

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Lead, Learn and Launch

I love snow . . . when I’m on vacation in the mountains! My first skiing trip was as a teenager with a group of families from my church....

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Five Reasons NOT to Launch a Traditional Church Capital Campaign

Congratulations! Your church is in a season of growth! But as a lead pastor or executive pastor, you’re aware of some space-related...

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Generosity Is a Greenhouse of Joy

In the heart of The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), Jesus dealt specifically with how we treat our financial resources. It’s...

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When Enough Isn’t Enough

When it comes to how well your church’s needs and your congregation’s giving match up, members may genuinely believe you have enough...

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Eight Practical Steps to Crafting a Theology of Stewardship

Theory is great, but putting it into practice is even better. Following are eight steps you and your leadership team can follow to develop...

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5 Things People Need to Know Before They Will Give

Your congregation has questions—big questions that go beyond basic bulletin announcements about the upcoming women’s retreat and small...

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