Church Growth Essentials: How Generosity Fuels the Big Picture

Our first of three articles in this series — in the September / October 2014 issue of Church Executive — explains how heart transformation sets the tone for church growth. In this issue, we take a closer look at the role of generosity in church growth, viewed in the context of “Big Picture” thinking. To put this into perspective, we must first examine what motivates people to be generous.

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Creative & Proven Strategies: Preparation is a Game-Changer for Capital Campaign Success

What does true preparation look like leading up to the public-facing phase of a capital campaign? What does a financial roadmap look like? What’s something even churches who’ve done capital campaigns before DON’T know about preparation? How does church size affect the process? Capital campaign expert Paul Gage answers some key questions.

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What 2 Watch 4 when selecting a capital campaign consultant

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When selecting a capital campaign consultant

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The next frontier for fundraising

10 social media tips to help pastors ramp up results

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How debt-elimination capital campaigns create margin for ministry

By Joseph Sangl and Chad Aukland Churches today are facing substantial challenges as a result of debt. Prior to the economic downturn, it was easy to obtain financing for major projects. With the economic downturn and resulting lending restrictions, these churches are experiencing budget crunches and refinancing challenges. This, combined with individual giving declines, has […]

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Reframing the debt-reduction campaign

The right approach can recast a church’s vision and pave the way for future growth.

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A solid fundraising foundation

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A capital campaign expert offers his best insights about timing, transparency and technology.

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3 ways technology can drive facilities-focused capital campaigns

Technology has changed how funds are collected for facilities-focused church capital campaigns. After all, one of the most critical components of any generosity campaign is making it easy to give.

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Good Steward Awards 2013: Finance

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE: 4 causes of a capital campaign derailing

By Mark Brooks Recently, I had to tell a church they should delay the capital campaign planned for this spring. The reasons are many — and more than this space will allow. Suffice it to say that they weren’t in a position to raise the funds they wanted or needed. In fact, forging ahead with a […]

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