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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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RANDY WRAY: Achieving harmony through “sound” stewardship at East Sunshine Church of Christ

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How a uniquely shaped, acapella-loving worship space (finally!) struck the perfect audio balance with the right loudspeakers.

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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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2 keys to a unified multigenerational church

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On Sunday, I taught our new members class. It was a smaller class than usual, so I had time to converse a little more with those attending. One woman mentioned she had been a Christian for 75 years, almost to the day. The class took a moment to congratulate her.

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Risk control: a key element for successful ministry

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Most recently in our series on moving “beyond insurance,” we examined Risk Retention. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: Risk Control.

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5 ways to engage church visitors using church management software

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By Bill Gifford #1: Make a good first impression Oft, guests visit your website before even stepping foot in your church. Create a “New here?” tab that lists specifics: what to expect, where to park, worship times, and so on. Have an event calendar  clearly visible on your church website. Keep the calendar up to date […]

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Volunteer-friendly live streaming

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Streaming content is an incredibly powerful, relevant tool for outreach — one which transcends the boundaries of geography and time. However, not every church can devote a staff member to “owning” the streaming process; instead, many rely on volunteers. So, we must make sure the streaming setup is as user-friendly and accessible as possible. Here’s how.

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7 strategies for dealing with sex offenders at your church

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If a sex offender wants to attend your church — or is already worshipping with you — how would you respond? Roll out the welcome mat? Exclude them entirely? Try to find middle ground? These are questions church leaders regularly face.

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