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Voices on Stewardship seeks to stop slide in church giving

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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Rethinking the church capital campaign

The capital campaign has always been a powerful way for church leaders to focus attention and resources toward reaching a God-inspired vision for your ministry. And while the timeless principles will never change, the best approach to funding your vision has always — and will always — evolve as the landscape of ministry evolves.

In fact, we’re living through one of those evolutions right now.

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Time to seize your mobile moment

Joe is the kind of guy your church wants to reach. He’s young — with a growing family. He’s a type-A leader, who is making a difference in your neighborhood. People like him, trust him, and follow him. Lead him to Christ, and he’ll bring his friends to your church for the next couple of decades.

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Spotlight On: Church Fundraisers

4 GREAT OPTIONS FOR FUNDING YOUR MINISTRY EFFORTS

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Using giving data for ministry

If you were asked when your church gives, how would you answer?

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Never ask again: 3 tech-driven strategies to increase giving

You didn’t get into ministry because you enjoy asking people for money from the platform. And yet, sometimes that seems like the only option in order to fully fund the work your church is doing.

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Demystifying data: how to turn information into *actionable* insights

For church leaders, analytics and modeling can sound cold. Impersonal. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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The dreaded “summer (giving) slump”

By Jayson D. Bradley Most of us — including pastors — like to imagine that the summer exists as a time of relaxation … a time away from our harried schedules. Deep down, though, we know this isn’t true. We’re actually just cramming recreational hobbies and barbecues into already bursting calendars. Parents with school-aged children […]

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What you *don’t* know about giving can kill your ministry potential

Every church leader recognizes that there are times when we must adapt the way we do ministry. But, when it comes to giving, we’re not always so quick to adapt.

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A (financial) foundation to grow on

With six campuses, more than 36,000 active members, and 1,050 full-and part-time staff, Gateway Church in Dallas / Fort Worth simply can’t function at maximum efficiency without a streamlined, accessible and accurate accounting “engine” — something they didn’t have…until now. When Lead Director of Business Administration Monty Carpenter joined the Gateway staff in 2011, incredible […]

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