By Linda Buskirk
Are you struggling with trying to implement year-round stewardship practices at your parish? In Three ways to Perk Up Year-round Stewardship, Linda Buskirk shares practical and fun ideas to invigorate your congregation’s understanding of giving.
By Greg Syler
Focusing energies on new missions and transformative ministry instead of on simply raising funds can breathe life into your Christian community. In We’re Building A Mission Here, Greg Syler explains why it’s critical to focus on who God is calling us to be now, and not be shackled by past practices.
By James Jordan
What does transparency mean and why is it so important for the healthy functioning of an organization? In Financial Transparency, James Jordan examines some inhibitors and enablers of transparency, and tells us why keeping parishioners informed and engaged is so critical.
By Robert Stevens and Julio Holguín
Good stewardship and sustainability go hand in hand for most churches. In Stewardship Is Key in Latin America and the Dominican Republic, Robert Stevens and Julio Holguín share the Diocese of the Dominican Republic’s work toward economic independence and growth in mission and ministry.
By Arik Thormahlen
Fundraising is so much more than raising money; it is a way to invite others to participate in your mission and to build purposeful community around a cause. In Five Positive Ways to Ask for Money, Arik Thormahlen shares ways to prepare a well-planned appeal each time you ask for money.
By Charis Bhagianathan
How do we approach stewardship? What are the ways we practice giving and speak it to others? In this issue, we bring you practical ideas around stewardship practice that focus on giving generously and joyously, while caring for and building up what God has abundantly given us to share.
By James Jordan
This webinar discussion will define transparency as it relates to churches, identify inhibitors to transparency, and enablers of transparency.
By Melissa Rau
This month we offer five resources to help your congregation with leadership.
A social media content calendar example
By Kjerstin Besser
Do you use a calendar to plan and organize your social media communications? In Build your Own Social Media Calendar, Kjerstin Besser explains how she manages social media accounts and builds an online presence by creating and using a content calendar.