Making the Case for Faithful Generosity

In 1996, the book Money Matters: Personal Giving in American Churches shared the results of an extensive study of church giving in five...

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Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, Part 6: Sacrifice and Joy

In 2 Samuel 24:24, when King David had the opportunity to give God an offering that wouldn’t affect his balance sheet negatively or...

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Is Your Church in Sync with the Science of Generosity?

Did you know there is science behind generosity? We’re not talking about analytics – i.e., “x” amount of outreach produces “y”...

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Stewardship, Service and Significance in the Second Half of Life

In recent years, we’ve been hearing our church members ask questions like these: “Can I afford to retire?” “What do I need to do to...

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The Third Pocket: Planned Giving

This is the month to take a hard look at how your church is marketing for planned gifts. Yes, marketing! All churches are happy to receive...

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Millennial Couples and Money: Navigating Faith and Finances

How couples view and manage money has an impact on the health of their relationships. Conventional wisdom says that a quick way to squelch...

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Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, Part 5: Give As We Have Been Blessed

I love the fact that Scripture teaches proportionate giving. It tells me that I don’t have to be wealthy and give away large sums of...

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Resurrection Generosity

As believers, everything we have comes from the Lord. As believers, we are expected to be good stewards of what the Lord has given to us....

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Start Your Annual Campaign with A Spiritual Walk, Not Money Talk

It’s time for you to begin your annual campaign. It’s April and you need to get ready now. But how can this be? Most of you...

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Enough Already!

Editor’s note: This post was revised from a series introducing the Ecumenical Stewardship Center’s COMPASS Initiative, which...

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