Coaching for Generosity is now Church Campaign Services

Church Campaign Services Steps Forward with New Ownership Rev. Michael Erwin to take the reins of CCS and its 70-year, $2 billion record of service. A pastor with experience in both the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the United Church of Christ has assumed ownership of Church Campaign Services. Rev. Michael Erwin is 1995 a graduate […]

Reframing Money Talk in the Church

Reframing Money Talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I88CpPrHrqM

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 in your congregation? For more information, see the latest Cheerful Giving podcast. Here’s the transcript: […]

Capital Campaign Case – Six Key Elements

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? The Case is a written document that gives the rationale for the campaign. After reading […]

Mortgage Burning for Churches

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 drain on finances. What a time for a party! Mortgage burning parties used to be […]

What About the Offering Plate?

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 a close. On the other hand, I find the idea of seeing the act of […]

Sharing Abundantly – A Model Sermon

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 imagine a scenario in which the congregation receives 10% of the recent Powerball lottery as […]

The Evolution of the Church Offering

Before the offering plate was passed in services, churches raised money from the government, then pew rental fees. And now? Online giving is skyrocketing! Subscribe to our newsletter to join pastors and church leaders across the country who receive giving and generosity tips, advice, and resources first.

Generosity Improves Your Life

Pete Hawker serves a United Methodist congregation in Anniston, Alabama. I don’t know Peter, but a friend sent me a column he wrote that appears in the Anniston Star, the local newspaper. A great column on the spiritual aspect of generosity, here’s a quote: People who are dying spiritually stop giving in all areas of […]

Share Your Values in Your Annual Giving Statements

Everything you send to your church members communicates the core values of your church. That includes your Annual Giving Statements. Share your values with a few simple tweaks to your statements this year. You can touch your donors’ hearts and encourage deeper generosity by following these guidelines: 1. Include a cover letter on top of […]