filtered by Discernment, Finance
By Craig A. Bossi
Effective budgeting is not the result of the stressful days and nights of budget preparation, or the reams of financial spreadsheets produced, or even the many hard choices required to finalize a budget.
By Todd Ousley
El cierre de la base de la fuerza aérea Wurtsmith cambió todo.
By María Eugenia Giraldo
María Eugenia Giraldo está agradecida que, cuando ella estaba buscando una guardería para su hijas, Dios la puso en el lugar preciso: una iglesia con misa en español. Ella estaba sedienta para servir, aunque se sentaba en la banca de atrás, y Dios la llamó. María Eugenia nos cuenta cómo fue de persona perdida a persona con un mensaje poderoso.
By Dick Kurth
We pushed and pried in private with some vestry members. What were their real attitudes toward “the numbers?”
As a new rector in the 1990s, Janie Kirt Morris knew that she wanted a prayerful process for raising up healthy, faithful leaders for the congregation. She attended conferences and listened to wise observations from experienced lay and clergy leaders and over time created a process that has helped us at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Houston. Here are some of the tools she had developed - and refined - to help with the vestry discernment process.
By Donald Romanik and Jerry Keucher
The way your parish spends money is directly linked to mission and ministry and a key indication of your congregation’s identity.
By Kyle Oliver
Research on nonprofit fundraising suggests that as donor age decreases, the prevalence of the following donor questions increases: (1) Can I give online? and (2) How is my money making a difference?
By Chris Harris
We hear it all the time: You need to be doing year round stewardship! But how do we engage the topic of money in a way that is fun, engaging and deeply spiritual?
By Jerry Keucher and Jim Murphy
Building on how Jesus challenged us to consider proper use of our resources, this webinar will offer a broad overview of the most important aspects of parish finance and will share how your parish can improve in this vital aspect of its mission.
By Jerry Keucher and Erin Weber-Johnson
This web conference is designed to address how and why the stewardship efforts of so many congregations produce lackluster results. It will specifically examine the role of messaging and how tone and content can impact annual campaigns.