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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Making the Case for Faithful Generosity

In 1996, the book Money Matters: Personal Giving in American Churches shared the results of an extensive study of church giving in five...

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Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, Part 6: Sacrifice and Joy

In 2 Samuel 24:24, when King David had the opportunity to give God an offering that wouldn’t affect his balance sheet negatively or...

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Is Your Church in Sync with the Science of Generosity?

Did you know there is science behind generosity? We’re not talking about analytics – i.e., “x” amount of outreach produces “y”...

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Stewardship, Service and Significance in the Second Half of Life

In recent years, we’ve been hearing our church members ask questions like these: “Can I afford to retire?” “What do I need to do to...

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The Third Pocket: Planned Giving

This is the month to take a hard look at how your church is marketing for planned gifts. Yes, marketing! All churches are happy to receive...

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