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Hail Mary or holy moly: there’s got to be a better way to fund ministry

Many church leaders have realized that data and technology provide new ways of thinking about how they can overcome their increasing financial challenges.

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Church giving survey — win a $500 “Pastor’s Night In” package!

This “mystery grab bag” is full of items designed to help pastors relax, be inspired, and get recharged. No essay questions or homework required; just take a few minutes to respond and you could win a restorative night at home.

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Phase 3: The Campaign

In this series installment, Paul Gage spotlights the public phase of the process: the Campaign itself. It’s a critical time — and it requires plenty of prep work to get right.

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The tension between technology and faith

We wanted to dig more into the connection between faith, relevance and technology. So, we put together a short three-question study. We then administered this study to some of the 2,500 attendees of the Nazarene M15 Conference, held in Kansas City, MO, in February.

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How to engage first-time givers — new eBook Available

In an insightful new eBook, “Creating a Culture of Generosity” series author Derek Gillette discusses how church leaders can engage and connect with these unique givers — in a way that builds a long-term relationship.

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5 mistakes churches make with their online giving

Whichever end of the spectrum your church falls on — big, small, urban, rural, tech-savvy or still improving — I’m sure there are things about your church’s online presence that sometimes make you cringe. With that in mind, I’d like to talk about the five most “cringe-worthy” mistakes I see churches make with their digital giving strategies. My intention here is not to “throw stones,” but rather to shine a light on some of the low-hanging fruit in the oft-confusing and ever-changing world of digital giving.

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New “Church Growth Essentials” eBook zeroes in on growing the church — and its givers

In this insightful new eBook, series co-authors Chuck Klein and Dean Byler discuss: how heart transformation sets the tone for church growth; the role generosity plays in fueling church growth, as viewed through the lens of “Big Picture” thinking; and how to create momentum in the heart of the generous giver.
Download this insightful eBook now!

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Fundraising Excellence: Powhatan Community Church — Powhattan, VA

On May 18, 2014, Powhatan Community Church (Powhattan, VA) enjoyed its largest single giving day in the church’s 13-year history. And, founder and Senior Pastor Brian C. Hughes reported that the church was on budget to make the most aggressive budget increase in 10 years. All this exceeded the giving increase for which Hughes and his staff’s planned and prayed.

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Get organized! 3 priorities for a successful campaign

In this series installment, Paul Gage — who has consulted more than 500 church capital campaigns, with results exceeding $1 billion — focuses on the second phase of a campaign: Organization. According to Gage, the three most critical components of this phase are Prayer, Presentation and Preaching.

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Creating momentum for the generous heart

Anyone with resources — whether believers or not — will only give generously to what they understand and value. If your givers can’t articulate the result, or if they don’t fully support the outcome that their gift is meant to achieve, they won’t give much. Typically, they won’t give consistently, and they certainly won’t give lavishly or at great sacrifice.
Clearly communicating vision provides both the roadmap and the destination for the generous heart.

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