How to Make Sure Your First-Time Donors Repeat Their Gift

The Law of Inertia states that an object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted on by an external force. The same tends to be true...

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The Roots of Stewardship: Serving Fellow Christians

Serving one another within the body of Christ means using our spiritual gifts. In 1 Corinthians 12–14, Paul described how we are to use...

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How Much Do You Value Generosity?

At this year’s Pathways to Generosity: Signs of Hope Conference, Rev. Dr. James F. Miller set the tone for the event during the...

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Stewards of Stewardship

My heart is extremely heavy over what I’ve observed among Christian leaders in the context of families, congregations and denominations...

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Five Tips for Launching a #GivingTuesday Campaign at Your Church

Thanksgiving traditions are part of what make the holiday such a wonderful time to share with family and friends. Turkey, food comas,...

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For the Culture, For the Future

I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do. ~James Baldwin During a particularly busy season, I was actively serving in...

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Why I Love Denominational Foundations

A clergy friend asked me yesterday why I like denominational foundations so much. He noted that I seem to always be recommending them, and...

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The #1 Resource for Training Generous Givers

As church leaders, we must never forget to begin and end with the Scriptures when talking about financial stewardship and generosity....

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Water From Another Time

Visualize an old, rusty water pump handle from earlier times. Use your creative juices to think of all of the water that comes as a result...

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A Pez for God

“The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one...

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