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Are You Making it Hard for Members to Give Back?

John Gilman March 2, 2016

Gone are the traditional days of only receiving offerings through a passing of the plate during Sunday morning worship service.  Today’s church culture offers many avenues for people to give, but does that necessarily translate into an increase in church donations? Taking a look at the calendar months can assist folks in terms of giving…. Continue Reading »

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5 Tips to Increase Your Church’s ‘Giving’ Attitude

John Gilman February 29, 2016

Noticeably absent from more and more neighborhood parks is the quintessential human powered roller coaster ride – the see-saw. Older generations remember bouncing up and down, back and forth, in a joint venture with a friend who you hoped was about your approximate size and weight. For those that can remember, it started with a… Continue Reading »

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The Fellowship of the Believers

Ben Holt January 28, 2016

First of all, I must admit I am not a theologian. Seriously, if it weren’t for spell check I would have misspelled the word theologian. However, for the past 30 years I have read my bible on a consistent basis and recently I have revisited the book of Acts. Often churches encourage members to “be… Continue Reading »

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Six Suggestions For Preaching About Giving

Meredith Mahon Morris January 1, 2016

The Bible talks about giving quite a bit. And the Lord knew each generation would have struggle between prioritizing the riches of this world as compared to the riches of Heaven. Jesus said, “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust corrupt, and where thieves break in and steal…….For where… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story – Plymouth Church, Brooklyn Heights, NY

Jennifer Byrd August 13, 2015

Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. has a rich history rooted in helping others not only find freedom in Christ, but freedom from oppression. The church was founded in 1847 and called Henry Ward Beecher as their first pastor. Beecher was known for his opposition to slavery and soon the church had ties to the… Continue Reading »

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Guilt Won’t Stop the Summer Giving Slump

Jan Jasmin June 10, 2015

By this time in the summer, graduations have passed, vacations are starting and unless you have a widely adopted electronic donation program, giving to your church is likely in steep decline. There can be a temptation to send your members on a guilt trip along with their summer trip. But don’t do it. Here’s why…. Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story: New Harvest Church, Clewiston, FL

Meredith Mahon Morris May 7, 2014

Humble Beginnings New Harvest Church in Clewiston, FL had humble beginnings. “We started twenty four years ago in a storefront,” said Administrator Carlos Roque. “They called it the Chrysler Cathedral because it was an old car dealership.” But from day one, the people of New Harvest have been determined to break boundaries. Theirs was the… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story: Birchman Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX

Meredith Mahon Morris January 2, 2014

Managing the Tension Between Tradition and Trendsetting It’s not easy for a 111 year old church to stay cutting edge. Churches this old have a lot to offer. Generations have grown up in the church and appreciate its traditions, but successful churches manage the tension between tradition and trendsetting. Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth,… Continue Reading »

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