Sometimes, It’s the Little Things

Now that a new year has begun, it’s time for my spouse and I to have a conversation about our annual giving. I’ve been thinking about...

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800,000 Neighbors in Need: Churches Shine During Federal Shutdown

Last Friday, 800,000 federal employees got their first news in about five weeks – President Donald Trump and Congress agreed to fund the...

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Making Technology Sacred: 7 Proven Electronic Giving & Offering Practices

It is the beginning of the calendar year, and congregations and institutions across the country are re-embracing budget, finance, and...

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Is a Lack of Vision Destroying Giving at Your Church?

I’ve recently witnessed several magnificently extravagant gifts as part of accelerated giving initiatives where I’ve been blessed to...

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Turning to Prayer Instead of Our Planners

If you have ever researched purchasing a planner, you would find that there are many, many choices. We all seem to be looking for better...

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Voices on Stewardship’s Most-Read Articles of 2018

What have other church leaders been reading and discussing in 2018? I have spent this year traveling across the country, connecting with...

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Memories of Poor Financial Decisions

I have several scars on my physical body, and each one causes me to remember what happened earlier in my life to cause them.  Physical...

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Connecting Advent and Stewardship

For the first time in several years, I made it back to my alma mater, St. Olaf College, to attend their annual Christmas Festival. For the...

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All You Need to Do Is TRY

On the evening of June 7, 2017, many Americans were touched and tears started streaming down their faces as they listened to the words of a...

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Thankful for Good Finances

It’s funny how a blocked toilet can put everything into perspective. With the arrival of Thanksgiving this week, it’s only fitting to...

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