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Creating a generous culture starts with you, pastor

“You all know that my wife and I have given 10 percent of our gross income to this church since day one,” my pastor reminded the congregation one Sunday. “What we haven’t shared is, as our children have moved on, we’ve realized that we have more margin in our lives, and we have increased our […]

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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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7 tips: how to inspire the joy of giving this season

With more than one-third of all charitable giving happening at the end of the year, this is an important time for churches and ministries to double-check their stewardship practices.

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A step-by-step church staff review guide

Staff reviews are thought by some to be intrinsically miserable and somewhat useless. They really don’t have to be. They can actually be a time staff looks forward to.

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What 2 Watch 4 when selecting a capital campaign consultant

When selecting a capital campaign consultant

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Driving sustained giving

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh A solid, sustained giving base is crucial for any church. For the church, it implies a steady income stream, usually in the form of weekly, monthly, bimonthly or quarterly gifts. For members, sustained giving is a means by which they can easily and consistently support the churches they call home. Although sustained […]

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Church growth essentials: Understanding the “Big Picture”

In the context of church growth, “big picture” thinking provides the framework for establishing, maintaining and improving church financial health.

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The ministry of giving

5 steps to fund your ministry vision through high-capacity givers

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A Good Steward Award 2013: Giving Solutions

Shore Fellowship (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ) A “Good Steward” Award winner in the area of cost savings, the recognition is well-earned for Shore Fellowship. In the past five years, the church has been forced to close six times due to weather — potentially devastating, financially. “We learned that the only way to develop consistent giving, […]

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Why non-cash gifts make so much sense

It’s wise to encourage gifts of financial assets, real estate and tangible personal property.

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