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Options are key to making building decisions

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Building a facility: making informed choices Decisions concerning building new facilities — or expanding existing ones — are among the most important issue any church leader will have to consider. As experienced decision-makers at any church have learned, it is concern beyond funding; building decisions must consider questions such as: • Is the space large […]

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How mobile giving cuts time, heartache out of your staff’s week

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Your staff members have BIG jobs. Few have enough time to do all that’s on their plates. Sometimes, God provides through technology — and it’s miraculous.

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7 ways to equip your church to give generously

How can you equip your congregation to give generously? Here are 7 items to consider. #1: Teach why sacrificial giving is necessary for God’s mission. If what you are giving does not change your lifestyle, then it’s not sacrificial. Not all giving is sacrificial, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Leaving a great tip is […]

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A giving gut-check

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Your ministry is too important to be left to “going with your gut” or hoping things will work out. Evaluate your generosity strategy for the coming year.

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Counting collections: 3 “good steward” reasons to automate

For Tom Holzheimer, Business Manager at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Parma, OH, automating the counting of collections means he can process more than $13,000 of weekly check donations in less than 10 minutes. Previously, it took him hours. A detailed case study is available here.

Collections are an important part of any church. And, as a church leader, you want to manage your inflow the best way you can.

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Giving goals: 3 ways to give members a ‘gentle nudge’ during the Christmas season

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This time of year is one of the most important times to give folks like me a little ‘nudge.’ On average, more than 20% of all giving to a church comes through in these last two months of the year. Here are a few ways you can gently nudge members of your church and remind them of their giving goals.

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MAXIMIZING YEAR-END GIVING: A panel of experts weighs in

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The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is crucial, financially, for churches — when members determine beneficiaries of their year-end gifts.

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Keeping the stewardship conversation alive

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Voices on Stewardship was born out of conversations I had with clients, pastors and people at my own church — more folks than I would have imagined telling me that they need additional information and insight to encourage greater generosity among their congregations, especially when it comes to e-Giving.

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Voices on Stewardship seeks to stop slide in church giving

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Voices on Stewardship — a digital content channel that offers inspirational and educational resources to assist churches in developing sustainable ministries — has added new contributors, conversations and materials designed to help increase generosity and address the downward trend in church giving.

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Refinancing — decoding the process

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Amortization. Balloon payment. Adjustable rate. Do these terms have you feeling like Dorothy in Oz? (“Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my!”)

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