New Year, New Goals

Another year is coming soon. How can we best be ready? I have directed the stewardship and generosity ministries for the local church for...

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Caring for God’s House: A New Perspective

More than a decade ago, my wife and I were invited to interview with a church search committee in the Midwest that was looking for a new...

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Setting An Example for Stewardship

While in the Army, I noticed that one of the things soldiers always looked for was the example the commander was setting. They knew what...

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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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Keeping the Stewardship Conversation Going (Now with a Podcast, Too)

Voices on Stewardship was born out of conversations I had with clients, pastors and people at my own church — more folks than I would...

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Extending Tangible Generosity

If you could take one possession of yours, sell it and give the proceeds to the Lord’s work, what would it be? What earthly...

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Giving What God Gave Us

In the parable of the talents – Matthew 25, verses 14:30 – three servants are given differing amounts of talents or money. Two take...

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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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Choosing a Mobile Giving App

When people spend an average of three hours a day using their smartphones, offering congregations a mobile giving app is a smart choice....

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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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