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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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Counting collections: 3 “good steward” reasons to automate

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

Randy Wray East Sunshine Church of Christ

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

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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Tried-and-true maintenance best practices for portable room dividers

Just about any church can make great use of portable room dividers. They can be a safe, cost-effective long-term investment… but only if you buy thoughtfully. The biggest mistake I see churches make is buying cheap. Here’s why that’s so risky.

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What makes curved pews so special?

What attributes of a curved pew not only provide a place to sit during the sermon, but also enhance the experience? Why should you consider curved pews in your sanctuary? (And come to think of it, when did the use of curved pews begin?)

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Refinancing — decoding the process

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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Acoustics, A-frames & other audio challenges

Since 1968, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Rockville, Md. — a suburb of Washington, D.C. — has faithfully served its community.

Until last year, its original sound system had been ‘serving’ just as long.

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How notification tech enables better ministry — & management

For Scott Nichols, pastor of Faith Reformed Church in Midland Park, NJ, notification technology — a tool that can mass-distribute voice calls, emails and text messages — can really be a godsend from week to week. As he explains, the church uses this technology to send prayer requests, calls to meetings, invitations and Sunday service highlights.

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Stewardship includes planning and building for the long-term

Whenever building a new facility, church leaders and church building committee members share a common concern regarding stewardship: balancing building needs with adequate funding.

The solution to this dilemma usually comes down to a short-term decision based on the “lowest bid.” This option offers a strong argument when justifying most building decisions — but, as many worship facilities have found out, it might not be the smartest long-term answer.

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