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Ministry Impact Story: Lutheran Church of the Ascension

Meredith Mahon Morris November 30, 2016

Since its birth in 1959, Lutheran Church of the Ascension in Northfield, IL has been creating faithful servants of God. The church’s vision is to be a vibrant, progressive church that welcomes all who want to work in Jesus’ name. Its members are united in that vision, and they live out that calling by serving… Continue Reading »

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How to talk about Stewardship with your Members

sallyg November 22, 2016

Giving is crucial to the survival and growth of any church today.  This is often not the easiest subject for a pastor to address to his or her membership, but it is one that needs prayerful and spirit-led guidance in the right timing of the message.  In today’s economic culture, the average church member is… Continue Reading »

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Jump-starting your Holiday Giving Season with #GivingTuesday

Amy Scott-Lundy November 3, 2016

With the holidays on the horizon, it’s a busy season for churches. Your leadership and staff are planning for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and 2017 pledge and giving campaigns. However, another charitable movement you may want to plan for is Giving Tuesday, which is November 29, 2016. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving observed on… Continue Reading »

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Giving Tuesday: Join the Movement!

Mary Patrick October 27, 2016

October 30 kicks off the most festive time of year. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, college football rivalry week… For 60 days, we rush from party to tailgate to covered dish. We fellowship with friends, family, and church members. It is the most wonderful time of year or at least the most fattening. Still, it doesn’t leave… Continue Reading »

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A Pastor’s Role in Teaching Biblical Stewardship

John Gilman August 19, 2016

We all know pastors are gripped with an extreme fear when it comes to preaching sermons about money. They’re not afraid because they are talking about money; they’re afraid because church members usually highly dislike sermons where they feel like the pastor is trying to get them to give more, or even greater, give at… Continue Reading »

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Activities that will Energize your Congregation

Jan Jasmin August 18, 2016

You may wonder how questions about what churchgoers do when they aren’t at church fit into a survey about attitudes and preferences for giving. But we included a few in Vanco’s survey of 1,000 churchgoers, and their answers provided great insights that can help you build and promote successful outreach programs and increase overall giving…. Continue Reading »

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Why Online Giving isn’t just for Millennials

Meredith Mahon Morris August 8, 2016

I can’t think of anything better than seeing young people come to Christ and find purpose in serving their church. Their passion and zeal are contagious. That’s why churches break their backs to reach millennials. They bring tons of life and energy to the church, but they don’t bring a lot of money because they… Continue Reading »

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Your Ministry’s Financial Security: It’s a Big Deal

John Gilman August 5, 2016

A friend of mine, an administrative pastor of a large church told me about a time he had a group of retired special forces officers drive him to the bank. His church collected over $600,000 on one Sunday during a capital campaign, and one of these guys thought they should take extra precautions. He was… Continue Reading »

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How to Get Young People to Give (and Give Regularly)

John Gilman July 20, 2016

Young people often have a long list of of legitimate excuses for why they don’t give tithes and offerings to their churches. Minimum wage jobs, unpaid internships, student loans, newly married, a new family, uncertainty about the future are just some of them. The bottom line is that young people don’t feel like they have a… Continue Reading »

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