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 […]
Thank-You Notes Will Inspire Faith and Generosity
When was the last time you received a personal thank-you note in your mailbox? I was reminded of the impact saying thank you can have during the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving’s 12th Annual Thomas H. Lake Lecture. Dr. Christian Smith of Notre Dame presented some of the findings of his Science of Generosity […]
6 Signs Your Congregation is Financially Healthy
Stewardship is the way we use our God-given gifts – talent, time, and treasure – to carry on Christ’s work in the world. We are his disciples. As part of stewardship, it’s important to understand the financial health of your church. The decisions you make about money are part of stewardship and discipleship. Here are […]
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 […]
Should a Christian Tithe?
Many Christians struggle with the issue of giving and tithing. Pastors also find it hard to express their own beliefs about the subject. Money-talk in the church can be thorny. It’s easier not to mention money. Some believe that tithing is biblical. To them, it is the right thing to do as a Christian disciple. […]
When Should You Call Church Campaign Services?
Your church may be at various stages in the capital campaign planning process. Or, you may not even be considering a capital campaign at this time. So, how do you know when you should start a conversation with Church Campaign Services? Here are some of the reasons you should give CCS a call: When you’re […]