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17 Ways to Boost Stewardship in 2017

The New Year is here. Whatever challenges you lamented or victories you celebrated in 2016, you’re beginning again. And that’s...

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Too Risky to Play It Safe: Creating a Culture of Stewardship

No matter how you voted or what you believe about the candidates, this presidential election made it painfully obvious that polls and...

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10 Reasons I Will Never Give to Your Church

When it comes to giving, generosity and stewardship, a wide gap remains between the view from the pew and the view from the pulpit....

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Why A Vision-Driven Campaign Is Just Pretty Window Dressing

Vision-driven capital campaigns are all the rage, just like annual pledge drives and “Prove the Tithe” events were a generation ago....

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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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