Let’s just face it; talking about giving is often the elephant in the room for churches. Yet, we all know what the Bible says about giving. It needs to be encouraged as an act of worship and given that importance and priority in our church. But really, what are some practical ways we can encourage… Continue reading Reasons to Thank First Time Givers
LifeWay research revealed earlier this year that only 14% of U.S. Protestant churches offer online giving. That means that although 78% of churches have a Website, an even higher number–86%–of churches offer no method for online giving. It’s most commonly offered in larger churches, and usually has only been in place for one to two… Continue reading Top Reasons to Accept Online Giving
Only 6 Sundays Left… Before the end of 2011. Pastor, now is the time to begin to remind member’s that their donations must be received by December 31st to be counted in this giving year. December 31st this year is a Saturday. What are you doing to encourage year end giving? Let me suggest five… Continue reading Only 6 Sundays Left…
I spent sometime this morning listening to the Rick & Bubba Show on my way into town. They brought up something that I wasn’t aware of going on this Sunday. Sunday, September 18, 2011 is National Back to Church Sunday. Some interesting facts were shared. “Only two percent of church members invite an un-churched person… Continue reading Nothing Better Than a Personal Invitation
I’m going to start a new series focusing each Friday on an idea to implement that will help increase giving and revenue for your church. Disclaimer: God trumps all. Nothing will substitute a congregation of people that acknowledge that everything is God’s and we are just stewards. Pastor, be true to the word and preach… Continue reading Church Funding Friday
For many churches, we are coming into the season when it is time to start planning for the upcoming year. That planning includes setting a budget on how to allocate the resources God has provided the church. There are no churches that should be operating without a budget. Even churches that think they are too… Continue reading Budget on Faith, Spend on Reason
A growing trend among evangelical pastors is to focus on their attendance numbers. Many have even joked about pastoral counting, which basically means that pastors inflate numbers to make their ministry look larger. We all know that our society has become enthralled with the notion that bigger is better. Unfortunately, in ministry we have also… Continue reading Aware of But Not Focused on Church Numbers
We’ve been doing a lot of research recently about increasing your churches giving base. Let’s face it, money is a difficult topic to bring up in church, yet it is also one of the most talked about subjects in the Bible. Why is it that we have so much trouble talking about money in church? … Continue reading Are you tracking healthy giving in your church?