4 Ways to Take a More Meaningful Vacation

Taking a vacation over the summer offers us the opportunity for family time and hard-earned relaxation. But summer also offers a great...

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The One Question that Gets to the Heart of Legacy Giving

Asset-based legacy giving is an essential part of fully funding your mission. The foundation for a fundraising strategy that cultivates...

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How to Transform Generosity Into a Way of Life

We’re living in an age of connectedness. From offerings like Airbnb to Indiegogo, Americans are actively creating new ways to combine our...

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Embrace the Empowerment of Thoughtless Giving

Most of us believe we are natural born givers. We are motivated by dreams of a world where everyone has enough to eat and a warm safe,...

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(Part 1) Pathways to Generosity

Does your congregation struggle to explain, model or implement a “culture of generosity?” Many find that all of the talk about...

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Not All Thank Yous Are Created Equal: Your Approach Matters

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about the value of saying thank you. I talk frequently about the importance of sharing stories...

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Are You Building Trust with Your Givers?

The concept of stewardship is more than preparing numbers from your balance sheet or reporting how many kids have been served this year....

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Normalizing Conversations About Money Through Small Groups

Many pastors feel uneasy about bringing up the topic of money. You might get brave enough to talk about it during November as part of an...

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The Offering as Worship in our Electronic Age

How do you handle the offering invitation in this electronic age? Is it a worshipful expression of our love and gratitude for God?...

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Imperfect Allies

The great theologian Dave Chappelle introduced a concept that made me laugh out loud when he spoke about imperfect allies. In his most...

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