Christmas giving Archives - Church Executive


How to cultivate a generosity culture when all you want is a nap

By Matt Johnson     So, how is your holiday season going? If you’re in some sort of vocational ministry, you might have a complicated response to that question. While those around you are merrymaking, you might want to take a nap. Don’t feel bad. It’s okay to admit that the holiday season is especially […]

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How to use your app to prepare for the holidays

By Tobin Perry Only two teams in the history of Major League Baseball have won at least 116 games: the 2001 Seattle Mariners and the 1906 Chicago Cubs. Both teams dominated the regular seasons, quickly dispatching with opponents through good pitching, timely hitting, and stellar defense. But neither team won the World Series. Effective baseball […]

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Maximizing generosity during the Christmas season

3 experts share tried-and-true strategies Given your experience, how important are gifts given during the Christmas season to a church’s bottom-line budget? Jasmin: Giving during the Christmas season is crucial to the work that churches do all year. It’s true that giving at year’s end represents an increasing portion of total giving in many churches […]

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6 steps to make your end-of-year appeal more effective

Did you know that 22 percent of charities’ yearly gifts come in the last two days of the year?

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Wise decisions about charitable holiday giving

By Barry Howard ASSOCIATED BAPTIST PRESS — As the holiday season approaches, my inbox and our mailbox seems to fill quickly with Christmas greetings and with requests for money. We love getting Christmas cards and letters. After reading them, my wife displays them around the living room with other decorations to remind us of the […]

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Holiday giving survey shows young men most likely to give the gift of charity

SEATTLE / World Vision — Headlines this year have not been kind to young men — often tagged as selfish Millennials, significantly more likely to still live with mom and dad, less likely than women to be enrolled in U.S. colleges. But, a new holiday giving survey from World Vision shows that men ages 18-34 […]

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