True Religion Goes Bankrupt

True Religion Goes Bankrupt

As all of us are aware, the economy is a prime casualty of the Corona virus crisis. Less money, and less confidence in having it, has caused people to pull in their horns. As a result, spending gets consolidated and prioritized. Add in the shift to online purchasing...
The Island Life

The Island Life

This just in. Last month a person bought a $6.3 million island off the coast of Ireland. Evidently the buyers had been looking more than a year to find an island to call their own. This gem has 157 acres. It comes complete with one 6-bedroom home, two 2-bedroom homes,...
People Don’t Give to Budgets

People Don’t Give to Budgets

What do the following all have in common: World Vision Salvation Army Zanmi Fondwa Indiana Canine Assistance Network Girl Scouts Rails to Trails Bishop Coyner Scholarship Fund All of these are organizations to which I have donated this year, ALL WITHOUT SEEING THEIR...
The Annual Stewardship Campaign

The Annual Stewardship Campaign

It is that time of year when thoughts turn to the annual stewardship campaign. Too many churches think about their stewardship or pledge campaign a few short weeks before the event. Usually that means that someone “writes a letter.” In that letter we remind them it is...
Accentuate the Positive

Accentuate the Positive

My friend Ken Callahan told me once, “Any team that can score 90,000 points can score 100,000.” What did he mean by that statement? When a church has a goal of $100,000 and receives $90,000, too many leaders have a spirit of focusing on how the church is “$10,000...