Never ask again: 3 tech-driven strategies to increase giving

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You didn’t get into ministry because you enjoy asking people for money from the platform. And yet, sometimes that seems like the only option in order to fully fund the work your church is doing.

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Demystifying data: how to turn information into *actionable* insights

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For church leaders, analytics and modeling can sound cold. Impersonal. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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What you *don’t* know about giving can kill your ministry potential

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Every church leader recognizes that there are times when we must adapt the way we do ministry. But, when it comes to giving, we’re not always so quick to adapt.

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Mission Accomplished: Lance Taylor — grace under pressure

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At Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN, hope is not a strategy. Rather, when disaster strikes — as it has, twice — the church has been able to sustain its rapid growth and expansion with preparation and perseverance.

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How two churches use data & technology to reach more — & raise more

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Funding ministry is likely the most complex part of your role as a church leader. Changing attitudes around giving and involvement don’t help; tithing and weekly attendance is no longer considered normal. These shifts are making it harder and harder for you to fully fund your vision.

It can seem impossible.

Yet, many church leaders are beginning to learn that working smarter, not harder, is the way to discover your path to developing a culture of stewardship in your church.

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It’s time to work smarter, not harder

Simple church can feel incredibly complex at times. There are always more people to reach. There is always more ministry that can be done.

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The CE Interview: Debi Nixon

Debi Nixon thanks donors to the 10,000 Reasons capital campaign. Members of Church of the Resurrection pledged $63 million to the building plan.

Debi Nixon wears many hats at Church of the Resurrection, a United Methodist congregation of nearly 20,000 members. Her title is broad in scope; but to put it succinctly, she’s a connective leader, helping the church implement its vision and move forward in the right direction.

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Phase 5: giving & follow-up

FINISH LINE

The fifth and final phase of a capital campaign is all about a commitment to consistent communication. Here, Paul Gage explains why this is so critical, and how to make sure it happens.

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Intelligent church giving: making sense of marketplace mumbo jumbo

Data and technology provide church leaders with new ways of thinking about how to overcome financial challenges or fund growing ministry opportunities. Consequently, there are a lot of new concepts and topics being discussed across ministry circles. Before you write off the ideas as “marketplace mumbo-jumbo,” let’s consider a few reasons why they might be applicable to your ministry.

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PHASE 4: Commitment

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For church leaders, preparing for a capital campaign “commitment service” is similar to football coaches preparing for the Super Bowl. Here, Paul Gage weighs in on how to maximize this giving experience.

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