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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Sowing and Reaping

We live in a transactional society. We pay. We get. It’s always supposed to be fair and even. But it rarely happens that way. So, we try...

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To Grow Generosity, Make Some Waves

Peter Drucker once said, “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” Could it be that shrinking church...

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Living Generously Begins with Trust

The Ecumenical Stewardship Center produces resources to help congregations encourage faithful generosity. Our Giving: Growing Joyful...

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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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