Inspiring Generosity: Is The Offering Plate Relevant? You Respond: Pro
In the first of a series - check out what you had to say about the "pros" of passing the offering plate.
Inspiring Generosity: Is the Offering Plate Relevant?
What do you think? Pass the plate or not? Here are a few pros and cons (and some history to boot!). I'd love to hear from you.
Inspiring Generosity: Millennials May Have More to Give than You Think
Boomers and the Greatest Generation are more often motivated to give out of a sense of loyalty. They have a profound respect for and love of institutions like the church. For Millennials, that’s not enough. They want to give to an organization or congregation that they believe is changing the world and matches with their values.
Inspiring Generosity: Beyond Happiness: There’s Something Else
We all want to be happy. But maybe there's something more. Maybe the church can be a key player in making it happen.
Inspiring Generosity: The One Person You Want on Your Team
If you’re lucky, you’ll have one person on your Finance team who will ask hard questions...That person may help you avert disaster. This is a person who can help you and your congregation be sure your feet are planted on firm ground.
Inspiring Geneorsity: Do You Want to Venmo?
Venmo has been around for awhile. But now your church can access this additional way of giving. Check it out and see if it's a fit.
Inspiring Generosity: Your Spreadsheets Tell a Story
Do you love spreadsheets? Shockingly, not everyone does. How can you tell their story so that everyone understands their importance?
Inspiring Generosity: How “Hairspray” Healed Me
"If you haven’t recently recognized the power of music in worship, it’s time to do so. Through the many ways we are inspired by it – traditional, contemporary, rock, rap, jazz – music has the power to transform and heal and help us through our grief."
Inspiring Generosity: 5 Tips for the Small(ish) Church Website
We all know that small churches have some advantages over large ones. Check out how your website can be inviting to the stranger who might be looking for a new spiritual home.
Inspiring Generosity: What Does it Mean? Inflation Adjusted Dollars
This is the time to start educating yourself and your congregation about Inflation Adjusted Dollars so that there are no surprises when it comes time to set your budget or your stewardship goals this year.
Inspiring Generosity: 2 Ways to Work with Your MVAs (Most Valuable Assets)
Your MVA’s (Most Valuable Assets) aka volunteers, need love and nurturing…just like you. Spend a little time to think how to make their lives easier – and then guess what? Your life should be easier too.
Inspiring Generosity: 6 Ways to Stop Burning Out Your Volunteers
Recently, advice columnist "Ask Amy" got a heart-breaking letter. From a church volunteer. Here are six ways to treat your volunteers so they don't feel like they have to leave church because they are burned out.
Inspiring Generosity: A Gratitude Report that Emphasizes the Right Thing
A Gratitude Report that Emphasizes the Right Thing
4 Things about the Generational Report from Giving USA
“You Can’t Tell Me God’s Not Real”: Interview with Bishop Cedrick Bridgeforth
4 Things You Can Learn about Storytelling from The Boss
2 Ways to Help People Live into Their Legacy
Don’t Let the Valentine’s Trumpets Win
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The Tale of Two Thank You Notes
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