Inspirational Inspiring stories about the results of giving meant to encourage generosity throughout the year.

Thank you. Farewell.

One part of my job as the eGiving Ambassador for GivePlus, the faith-based giving part of Vanco, is that I get to roam the country and talk...

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Purpose: The Key to Unlocking Generosity

Purpose (noun) — the reason for which something is done or for which something exists. Not a bad definition even if it came from...

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The Only Antidote to Idols and False Gods

We are designed for worship. For all of our rebellion, grasping for more, and desire to rule our own lives – we constantly look for...

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A Lesson in Stewardship: Living Generously Begins With Trust

When we define faithful generosity—or stewardship—we often think in terms of time, talent, and treasure. But when I think about living...

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Choosing an Attitude of Gratitude All Year Long

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”...

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Are Your Leaders to Blame for Poor Giving in Your Church?

Has your giving declined despite your best efforts? Are you frustrated by the inability of your church stewardship leaders to put together...

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Why Generosity Matters

In 1993, my 9th-grade algebra teacher said something like: You’ll use algebra constantly for the rest of your life. I’d like to say...

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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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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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