Black Philanthropy Month Important to All of Us

There are countless reasons to pay attention to the designation of August as Black Philanthropy Month. It serves as a wake-up call for some...

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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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Making Stewardship a Priority

Many pastors move and many churches receive a new pastor this time of year. Most experienced pastors have a routine they like to follow...

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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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Spirited Generosity

While North Americans as a whole are some of the most materially rich people in the world1, you might not think so based on our generosity....

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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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Prayer that Powers Summer Stewardship

Church giving tends to be lower than normal during the summer. Fewer members are in the pews, and church financial donations may also drop...

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