Reframing the debt-reduction campaign

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


Negotiating pastor salary


For pastors, discussing compensation is a necessary — but often stressful — conversation.


Keep it in the fairway


Some fundamental “mechanics” can help a religious organization determine if it’s prepared to borrow.


Good Steward Award 2013: Financial Transparency / Fundraising

In the area of Finance, Christ Community Church (CCC) in Milpitas, CA received one of the highest ratings ever recorded on the Transforming Church Index


A solid fundraising foundation


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


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.


The Blackbaud Index reports overall charitable giving grew 2.3 percent for the three months ending October 2013, compared to the same period a year earlier

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Blackbaud Index was updated today: Based on data from 3,828 charities that raised more than $12 billion in the prior 12 months, The Blackbaud Index reports that overall charitable giving grew 2.3 percent for the three months ending October 2013, compared to the same period a year earlier. Among 3,097 charities […]


Missouri Synod encourages gifts on ‘Giving Tuesday’

ST. LOUIS — With the launch of its “Give Graciously, Give Globally” campaign, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is joining the second annual “Giving Tuesday” effort held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and asking people around the world to make a difference through charitable giving on a single day. Giving Tuesday, which will be observed this year […]


Good Steward Awards 2013


Good Steward Awards 2013: Technology SPECIAL NEEDS: Grace Church (Eden Prairie, MN) GIVING SOLUTIONS: Shore Fellowship (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ)   Good Steward Awards 2013: Leadership MULTI-SITE STAFF MANAGEMENT: First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL) Grace Fellowship Church (Latham, NY) INNOVATIVE OUTREACH: First Mount Zion Baptist Church (Dumfries, VA) First […]


Good Steward Awards 2013: Finance