The goal of the Annual Pledge Campaign is to grow generous givers. The Finance Committee of your church may disagree. But the Annual Pledge Campaign is not about money, and it’s not about the budget. Our mission proceeds from the Great Commission – to go out into the world, baptizing and teaching in the name […]
There is nothing glamorous or exciting about building improvements like roof repair or window replacement. That was the reality that a recent client faced. Built in the late 1950s, their building had become worn and dated. Each proposed improvement seemed minor and cosmetic. All together, though, the updates added up to a substantial sum. As […]
The image of God within us inspires us to be generous. “I want to give while I’m living, so I can see the good being done,” a retired schoolteacher once said. An active leader in her church, she had finalized plans for a large financial gift. I was an inexperienced pastor who learned a new […]
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 […]
Here’s a quick calculator to determine how much your congregation can raise in an initial campaign campaign.
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 format for your church this year, take this survey: Free Campaign Format Assessment To be […]
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.
Wouldn’t that be nice? Most churches I know work hard enough to pay the ministers they already have, adding another is beyond their dreams. But I did run across this ad earlier this week: RIVERBEND CHURCH Job Description for the Pastor of Stewardship Updated January 1, 2016 Reports to: Pastor of Church Involvement. Would also […]
Paul Begala, a former Clinton presidential advisor, once said, “The budget is a profoundly moral document.” He then quoted the Bible, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be.” Budgets, after all, reflect our priorities. The decisions we make about how and how much we spend our money reveal our values and demonstrate […]
Have you ever wondered what the impact of tithing could be in your congregation’s ministry? Use the form here to estimate* the increase. *(Your mileage may vary.)