Giving Archives - Church Executive


Church Trends and Statistics

Bible study participants Barna, in partnership with Bible Study Fellowship, surveyed Christians in America who participate in Bible studies, to learn more about how, why and when they study. Participating in a “Bible Study” is defined as using prepared Bible study materials both individually and in a group. Fifty-eight percent of Christians choose to participate […]

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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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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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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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3 ways to engage the millennial giver

Today, millennials are the demographic on the top of most organizations’ priority list. It’s no surprise that brands are reinventing the way they market in order to reach the fastest-growing generation in the workforce and marketplace, and officially, the nation’s largest living generation. The millennial generation, which comprises those born between 1981 and 1997, grew […]

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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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Giving kiosks 101

According to the most recent Church Executive Reader Survey, 93 percent of churches still offer giving by offering envelope and collection basket.

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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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Blessings beyond giving

Just as our churches’ mission is more than simply soliciting donations

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