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By Maurice Seaton
Maurice Seaton gives us ten ideas to improve annual giving at your church. Each pledge or gift is a deeply personal decision and the easier you can make it to give, the better returns you will see.
By Lisa Fischbeck
The Episcopal Church of the Advocate lost its best loved greeter and mouser this spring. Smoke the Advo-cat came initially to take care of a pernicious mouse problem but soon began to make himself an indispensable part of the church community.
By Janet Lombardo
Communities often get tied up by their buildings, unwilling to see that new life can be had when we free ourselves from their constraints.
By Greg Syler
In this hyper-digital, connected-but-disconnected day and age, the church that finds a way to connect people to people so that everyone has someone to walk with them and represent Christ will not only be counter-cultural but blessed by God.
By Mike Chalk
Every so often the leadership of a congregation decides that it is necessary to spend some valuable time discerning what needs to be addressed.
By Jerry Keucher
The Discernment phase of a capital campaign is as important as either the Feasibility Study or the Solicitation phase, and it is a unique part of ECF’s capital campaign method.
By Melissa Rau
This month we offer five resources to help your congregation practice stewardship.
By Linda Buskirk
We all know it’s coming. Letters are being written, folks are being asked to share their stories from the lectern, pledge cards are being designed. The annual giving campaign will soon be underway.
By Alan Bentrup
A clear vision of God’s mission is the heartbeat of a congregation’s movement as a community.
By Linda Buskirk
Maybe the liturgical year should include a Romans 16 Day, on which we celebrate what we appreciate about each other.