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New-school giving options

Strategies and advice for accommodating the next generation of generosity

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Q & A: The state of church giving

Tim Abare, president of eChurchGiving, talks about what has (and hasn’t!) changed when it comes to generosity.

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Building a business that encourages generosity

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The origins of Pushpay involve a most unlikely element: a bike.

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Funding ministry — simply

In an age when digital giving is common — but often frustrating and impersonal — Pushpay provides an experience that’s beautifully simple and can provide points of connection between a church and its members.

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The happy debrief

“So, how did the project / event go?” When we ask for feedback, what we really want to hear is all the good stuff — People loved it! We were under budget! Better than expected! That was freaking awesome, and I can’t wait to do it again! Thank you all for your hard work, and […]

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IRS agrees to monitor churches for electioneering

  By Kimberly Winston RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (RNS) —The Internal Revenue Service said it will monitor churches and other houses of worship for electioneering in a settlement reached with an atheist group. The settlement was reached Friday (July 18) in federal court in Madison, WI, where the initial lawsuit was filed in 2012 by the Freedom […]

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Tweet it, post it, share it: What’s your church story?

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (RNS) / COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Organizers of the international Back to Church Sunday® movement want to know: What’s your church story? How was your life blessed by your experiences at a church? For millions of people, church is where they learn about God. They have stories to tell about lives changed, […]

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Faith communities are dumping their fossil fuel investments

By Lauren Markoe RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (RNS)— Worried about global warming, a growing number of churches and other faith groups are divesting their holdings in fossil fuel companies, which release large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Activists support fossil fuel divestment in front of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Bascom […]

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So your church members are wired. How do you organize all the social networking?

Once social media becomes part of a church ministry, it can be overwhelming to manage.

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Move over, smiley face: New religious emojis on the way

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(RNS) — In addition to smiley faces, high heels and frogs, Unicode is rolling out a new batch of 250 emojis, among them a set of religious icons. Unicode is the character coding system that gives a unique number for every character, allowing different companies to have access and the support for universal emojis. The […]

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