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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Making Technology Sacred: 7 Proven Electronic Giving & Offering Practices

It is the beginning of the calendar year, and congregations and institutions across the country are re-embracing budget, finance, and...

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Is a Lack of Vision Destroying Giving at Your Church?

I’ve recently witnessed several magnificently extravagant gifts as part of accelerated giving initiatives where I’ve been blessed to...

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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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Voices on Stewardship’s Most-Read Articles of 2018

What have other church leaders been reading and discussing in 2018? I have spent this year traveling across the country, connecting with...

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Memories of Poor Financial Decisions

I have several scars on my physical body, and each one causes me to remember what happened earlier in my life to cause them.  Physical...

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