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Engaging and discipling your church’s financial leaders

Joel Mikell, Partner at Horizons Stewardship, and Doug Turner, President of Culture of Ready, answer your important follow-up questions to their Webinar, “Engaging and Discipling Your Church’s Financial Leaders,” now available at www.churchexecutive.com/webinars. What message would you suggest for helping Financial Leaders to know the life changes that their giving is empowering? Joel Mikell: There’s […]

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Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affect YOUR CHURCH?

  On Dec. 20, 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) which represents the most substantial overhaul of the tax code since the 1990s. The Act brings significant changes to individual and corporate income tax filers. How will the Act affect tax exempt organizations — and specifically, religious organizations? Churches and […]

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How a pastor conquered his fundraising “learning curve” (in a big way!)

In 1992, Dr. Brent Taylor joined the staff at First Baptist Carrollton as the summer youth minister. Seven years later, he was lead pastor. It was his first pastor position. As a new, young pastor, he admits that fundraising represented a very steep learning curve. “I grew up in the church and was part of […]

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How this Lenten season is telling us Easter is the right time to engage in fundraising

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We have noticed a shift in mindset early in the Lenten season in how many are choosing to sacrifice. Rather than quitting chocolate and red wine for 40 days, we’ve observed a budding trend of supporters pointing to the “noisy” political environment and tragedies of late. This year, people are deciding to turn down the […]

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3 tips for church business managers: handling collections

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By Tim Grabacki It’s not something church business managers think about a lot, but:  How you count the money might be affecting the church more than you’d think.  Here are three tips on how to better handle cash and checks in your collections.   #1: Treat the business office like a business office The mission […]

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Why a good start is the key to your best giving year yet

By Tobin Perry As we head into a new year, healthy churches will have big visions for the year ahead. You likely have ministries you want to start, new people you want to reach, and new initiatives to get off the ground. You need a healthy vision. But you need more than a strong vision […]

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In sync & on target

Q&A: How giving consistency — across multiple campuses — drives better ministry, increased magnanimity & more efficient church management Ensuring that multiple campuses feel unified — and keeping the messaging surrounding giving and generosity challenges consistent — seem like challenges most multisite churches would face. Is that accurate? Matthews: Yes, and these are important and […]

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Recognizing planned giving as a ministry

By Michael Prior, J.D. In recent years, the church has embraced several budgeting and debt retirement studies. Essentially, good stewardship practices tell us not spend more than we make. Debt is a problem we can see right now. And with a little guidance and discipline, we can be liberated from it. The problems we face […]

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Embracing, engaging and discipling your financial leaders

Several years ago, the pastor at a church I worked with told the story of an affluent family in a nearby church giving two significant gifts in the same year — both of which made the local newspaper. The first gift was to the church where several generations of the family regularly attended. The second […]

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3 things you must do to cultivate generous givers in your church

Jim Sheppard, Principal of Generis — a consulting firm that helps churches to inspire and cultivate generosity through giving development coaching and strategy — talks about the best way to create an environment of giving. What role does a pastor need to play to encourage giving? Sheppard: The pastor must lead the way. Generous churches […]

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