Thoughts on Faith and Giving
It is that time of year when thoughts turn to the annual stewardship campaign.
Positive reinforcement anytime beats negative reinforcement every time. Reinforce strengths. Praise progress.
As you consider classes and small groups for the fall, be sure to offer opportunities for your folks in budgeting, insurance, investing, giving, and planned-giving–all from a Christian perspective.
As with most of us, it takes a near life and death crisis in order for us to change.
We may not have a better chance. What is more, it isn’t just about us. God may not have a better time to bless someone else through our gift.
Truth be told, the Coronavirus crisis is reminding us of what we already know. Someday we will not be here anymore.
Let us reaffirm that the more we tie the giving to the gathering; the more people will give.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define the reality—not worse than it is, not sugar-coated. Define the plan.
Whenever you find yourself choking on the gospel air, it probably isn’t the gospel air. It is your spiritual lungs struggling to be born again.
Wow! What a powerful statement. “My money is me where I cannot be.”
Thoughts on why your church is missing out on so many planned gifts.
Experts tell us that right about now most folks are quitting their New Year’s resolutions.
Bishop Mike Coyner, A Living Legacy.
A statement can be more than a form with numbers on it. Never waste a chance to say thank you and connect givers with your important mission.
God is reminding us that we “fit” in God’s life, no matter how unfit or ugly we seem to ourselves or others.
There is a time to work and a time to be thankful.
Many in our church do not have any idea of the things our congregation might need. That is why wise congregations share a Christmas list.
The most neglected part of any stewardship campaign is follow-up.
Why is it we don’t think about finances the same way we think about everything else—that is, spiritually?
Sometimes, in the arena of giving, we perceive that people are a problem we need to solve.