The people in your pews are most inspired by a mission that changes lives. But, do you ask people to support your budget, to pay the light bill, to keep the doors open? Do you need help reframing money talk
Giving to religious causes went up last year. Did your church giving go up last year? Did it go up more than 2.7 percent? (If it did, you beat the average!) Or, do you need help with generosity and stewardship?
Yesterday we wrapped up our webinar on Choosing an Annual Pledge Campaign Format. In case you missed it, or wanted to review the content again, here are some helpful links: Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcHRBr2eIdE Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/mberwin/choosing-an-annual-pledge-campaign-format For help in determining the right
There are four essential components in a successful capital campaign – the Case, Leadership, Prospects, and the Plan. Each one of these is critical to the success of the campaign. What is a Case for Support in a Capital Campaign?
“Stewardship” is a church word frequently heard during fall pledge campaigns. Yet stewardship involves our whole lives. Every activity, every day, all year long. The annual pledge campaign is one tool to teach generosity. Congregations thrive spiritually and financially with a more holistic
Churches frequently ask me: “What’s the best way to increase our endowment funds?” Smart leaders know that an endowment can help the mission of their congregation. Once we do the hard work of establishing the Endowment – creating the Endowment Policy, opening the fund accounts,
Mortgage debt could be crippling your ministry. Imagine how much fun it would be to burn those mortgage papers! Then imagine how much relief your budget will have when “Debt Service” is no longer a line item and a monthly
The next worship war might be over the offering plate. As blogger Wezlo says about the offering: The impending extinction of the offering envelope is not something I am mourning. In fact, I’ll be quite happy when it comes to
Here’s inspiration for a sermon on giving and stewardship. This comes from the Rev. Henry Brinton, pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Virginia. Sharing Abundantly Many, many great statements within. I like this one particularly. Henry asks his congregation to