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Church Generosity Mistakes: Ignoring Your Data

Church Generosity Mistakes: Ignoring Your Data

As a church leader, you wear a number of hats. On any given day, you’re a counselor, administrator, teacher, mediator, and—depending on the size of your ministry—all the “chiefs”: financial officer, marketing officer, operations officer, information officer....

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Church Generosity Mistakes: 52 Missed Opportunities

Church Generosity Mistakes: 52 Missed Opportunities

You’d love for the people in your church to be more generous—for all sorts of reasons. You’ve done everything you know how to do, but you just don’t feel like the needle’s moving as far as it could. Or should. I hear that a lot. After doing generosity audits and...

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Church Generosity Mistakes: Avoiding the Topic

Church Generosity Mistakes: Avoiding the Topic

Most church leaders find the topic of money exceedingly uncomfortable—so they talk about it as seldom as possible. But more and more pastors are discovering the benefits of talking about generosity more, not less. (If just reading that sentence made you a little...

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Church Generosity Mistakes: Not Having an Annual Plan

Church Generosity Mistakes: Not Having an Annual Plan

The topic of money can feel a bit tricky. While you’re sensitive to culture’s perception of the church as “always asking for money,” you also know addressing people’s giving is a crucial part of ministry. That’s partly because your budget depends on your church...

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Four Giving Trends to Act On

Four Giving Trends to Act On

As church participation continues to decline, even the most optimistic, faith-fueled pastors are taking notice. In the midst of discouraging attendance trends, it's essential that church leaders keep a cool head—and a prayerful heart. God's church is designed...

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Five Ways to Counteract the Summer Giving Slump

Five Ways to Counteract the Summer Giving Slump

For most churches, summer vacations bring a dreaded trend: Attendance wavers more than usual and giving declines. And with the exception of the most mature givers, people simply don’t make up that giving when they return. The result? We lose valuable ministry revenue....

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