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Leadership Principle #48: The best kind of corporate giving is when it's part of your strategic model and not simply an investment in positive PR. "They asked only that we would remember the poor, which I made every effort to do." – Gal. 2:…
Are you in the middle of your annual stewardship campaign? Are you having a good time? Sometimes budget woes, a history of conflict about money, or a pastor's reluctance to ask people to give can make this time of year a little grim. Or the busyness …
As we age, we often repeat ourselves, but I've been doing this since I was about twenty! Call it a fixation, or whatever you like, but, in the church, certain statements should be incessant. Our church is NOT successful because we have more people …
I've been thinking about the mistakes I made about money when I was a pastor. Here are ten. Being afraid to talk about money. Early in my ministry this was the area I struggled with most. I was anxious about stewardship and the budget process, and …
What if churches engaged in a practice of year-round stewardship education and promotion? A little emphasis year round, rather than a few weeks once a year can help people grow in faith as they relate to their resources—and help develop …
There is never enough to go around when it comes to money, but that is just not true. I'd like to challenge that concept in this article. Saying there is never enough money is the same as saying there is never enough time, but that isn't true either.…
What are the financial facts in your congregation? For example: What are the trends in giving and expenses? What is the giving pyramid – how many givers do you have at successive giving levels? What is the pace of income through the year &…
Does your church experience a drop-off in tithes and offerings during the summer months when many members go on vacation? What about in the winter when some of your members head south to escape the cold? Have you ever had to cancel Sunday services …
Is it me? Are we just trying to figure out ways to make people believe we're not their grandmother's church anymore? In a quick internet search of five of some of America's largest congregations, I found an amazing array of staff titles that could …
Sermon Illustration: 20 Symptoms of Financial Bondage By Pastor Brian Kluth, author of www.GodIsYourProvider.com and the www.GenerousLife.org 30 & 40 Day devotionals Over the course of my pastoral and financial ministry, I have taught and …
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A church's call to love practically
Dave Stone at the NACC conference: "What if we sent more money to missionaries so they didn't have to come home all the time to raise more support? What if, when the next earthquake or tornado strikes, the leaders of the community called …
 
Giving lavishly multiplies your portfolio

Dave Stone's pastor friend started a ledger to record his special gifts ... and also how God gave back to him in incredible ways. (Courtesy of the North American Christian Convention)

 
How the church I pastored survived economic collapse
Bill Easum tells the fascinating story of survival after a third of the church's members declared bankruptcy during the mid-80s oil crash.
 
Struggling churches should get financially strategic
"The worst thing to do is slash your budget," says Bill Easum. "But one thing I've discovered consulting over the years is that nine out of 10 dying churches have too many people in the office."
 
Don't pay off your building ... yet
Are your finances subjugated to your mission, or is your goal to pay off debt?
 
How the economy is affecting churches
Thom Rainer makes observations on how the current downturn is impacting churches, and when it might turn around.
 
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