As a church leader, you understand that generosity is key to the Christian life. You want people to experience spiritual transformation and honor God by giving their time, talent, and treasure. (more…)
As a church leader, you know how generosity is key to the Christian life. You want people to experience spiritual transformation and honor God by giving their time, talent, and treasure. But it can feel discouraging when you only have a few members who actually give and serve faithfully. [Read more…]
It wasn’t the rhetoric or the moving stories that did it, although both were strong. It was how confidently the nonprofit founder asked.
He wasn’t embarrassed or tentative. He didn’t make jokes about our pocketbooks. He didn’t allude to money as an elephant in the room. (In fact, a few days before the event, he told us all in an email, “I’ll be asking you to make a pledge of financial support for the coming year.”) [Read more…]
Did you know that the last three days of the year can account for over 10% of a church’s total donations?
That makes December 29–31 the most important three days for January 1 and beyond. [Read more…]
In some ways, giving is down—partly because people are losing touch with its biblical precedent. [Read more…]
It’s summer. Families are traveling, attendance is sparse, but your budget hasn’t changed.
How can you ward off the summer giving slump and encourage your congregation to give cheerfully so that you stay on track with your church budget? [Read more…]
People want to financially support God’s work in your church. But if the only way they can contribute is by writing a check, you’re missing a significant way people give.
Your members use their phones for nearly everything—even finances. The secret to making mobile giving a priority at your church might be in your hand right now.
Churches across the country are trying to encourage younger generations to give, but they often leave out a huge part of the equation: relationships.
Givers are more than donors . . . they’re partners. [Read more…]