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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Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, Part 4: Generosity Changes People

We are pleased to offer the fourth in our series of excerpts from Joel Mikell’s eBook, Crafting a Theology of Stewardship . . . and Why...

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Giving to Your Church Made Easier

This is the time of year for those over age 70½ to manage their required distributions from IRAs and other tax-deferred accounts. And...

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Stories of Generosity from Around the World

Over the years, it’s been my privilege to teach stewardship throughout the United States and in Romania and Kenya. Each time I get to...

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How to Put the Pizzazz Back into Offering Envelopes

I know what you’re probably thinking: Offering envelopes aren’t exciting. And you might be wondering if anyone still uses them. The...

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Caring or Calculating: Can Churches Learn from the Corporate World?

Thousands of churches close their doors every year for varying reasons — societal changes, demographic shifts and economic upheaval such...

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Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, Part 3: Mission and Ministry Make Disciples

We are pleased to offer the third in our series of excerpts from Joel Mikell’s eBook, Crafting a Theology of Stewardship . . . and Why...

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View from the Balcony

There are several views that I enjoy in my life. One is of the mountains in Wyoming. Another is my Sudoku game over the kitchen table at...

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How to Inspire Outrageous Generosity by Simply Saying “Thank You”

The number of church leaders I engage with who have no process for saying “thank you” to those who contribute to and support local...

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