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One Billion Dollars a Day

As reported by Giving USA, Americans gave away more than one billion dollars a day in 2015: $373.3 billion, to be exact. This was the first...

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The Dirty Little Secret of Campaign Consulting

If you’ve been a pastor for any length of time, you’ve likely led your church through a capital campaign. It’s a special time filled...

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Four P’s for Building a Firm Foundation

My son is into Legos right now. Plays with them all the time. They’re strewn all over the house. My wife and I even have the sore...

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10 Measurable Indicators of Ministry Effectiveness

Ministry is more than just numbers. But once your church gets larger than a small group, it’s difficult to engage people in a...

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Hats Off to All the Helpers

I have been blessed to be able to assist my church and others in their stewardship efforts for the last 33 years. As an usher, I’ve...

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Adding a Mission Piece to a Campaign

If you are thinking about adding a piece for missions to your campaign so you can tell people you are doing something for others at the...

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Hope Is Not a Viable Church Strategy

It is vitally important that you and your ministry leaders understand what it will take for you to realize the God-inspired vision you see...

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Social Media and Other Ways to Strengthen Your Stewardship Message

You’re probably using email, text, social media and other digital means to reach your congregation. But are you using them enough?...

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7 Ways to Get your Members in the Spirit for Stewardship

We’re barely into the beginning of summer, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your stewardship plan for the rest of the...

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Making Stewardship Feel Good

Are members of your church’s congregation not as excited about giving as they could be? With appeals from organizations seeming to come...

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