Stewardship: Where’s the Love?

The hearts-and-flowers, warm-fuzzy-feeling Valentine’s Day that we experience is vastly different than the festivals connected with these...

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20 Ideas for How to Do Ministry with Zero Dollars

The work of building stewardship in our lives, in our ministries and in our churches means different things to different people. Some...

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Confronting Secrecy: A Pastor’s Knowledge of Giving

I have had very few people caution against the importance of pastoral care for the sick, broken-hearted, widows, spouses facing broken...

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How Pastors Can Help Make Stewardship Corporate Again

American culture is intensely individualistic. Given this context, it’s no surprise that a lot of talk about money and stewardship is...

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What Are You Fishing For?

Most of my friends know that I like to fish. I live on a river and have a fishing boat right behind my house. I like to take vacations...

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(Part 2) A Perspective Shift – Changing Up the Offering Moment

In a couple of recent posts, I’ve introduced the idea of a perspective shift from giving to something (building campaigns, mission...

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Storytelling Inspires: 3 Benefits You Can’t Ignore

Say ‘Thank You’ and Tell a Story Worth Hearing Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools a leader has to realize their...

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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 1) 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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