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Want to sustain generosity this summer?

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A Remote Roundtable Discussion: Two seasoned church giving experts share 4 tried-and-true strategies any church leader can use — featuring Eliot Crowther and Becky Kopplin Q: For most churches, just how big of a problem is a drop-off in summer giving? Crowther: Really, we need to expect that attendance is going to dip during the […]

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It’s time to change how you think about church giving

5 mindsets to transform your ministry funding strategy By Joel Mikell & Curt Swindoll The challenges the local church faces today are markedly different compared to those of a decade or two ago. Gone are the days of significant numbers of church members attending on Sunday mornings, evenings, and Wednesday nights. Tithing is no longer […]

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The Top 5 Reasons Your Church Needs To Be On Mobile This Easter

There’s a storm coming. A tsunami. Tornado. A hurricane. A teeming horde. I’m talking, of course, about the tidal wave of people headed for your church on April 16. It’s a time of traditions: spiral-sliced ham, perfectly good eggs covered in thick layers of paint, and going to church with grandma. But for those in […]

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Good governance = good giving

A clear financial plan, including a sound investment policy, protects a church, its ministries and its people from a potentially devastating financial misstep. However, did you know this same plan can actually drive better giving, too? John Regan, Partner and Chief Investment Officer at New York-based Permanens Capital, which counts among its clients several large churches […]

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Creating a culture of generosity in a church plant

While many church plants are simply trying to make it week to week, Shoreline Church in Knoxville, Tenn., leveraged new ways of thinking to eliminate the guesswork for funding ministry. Through data & analytics, Shoreline developed a plan that resulted in a $653,000 one-day offering. It also laid the foundation for a culture of generosity. […]

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3 simple ways to increase your church’s giving

Statistics show that giving online is increasing year over year. Other methods for giving are also gaining momentum — via text message and mobile phone.

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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

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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