VANCO FAITH BLOG

Two Gifts All Great Leaders Give to Their People

Posted by Marvin Owen on Apr 3, 2019 12:58:50 PM

As a leader, what gifts do you give to your people?  While all leaders are different and bring unique qualities and...

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A Lesson in Stewardship: Living Generously Begins With Trust

Posted by Marcia Shetler on Mar 20, 2019 1:00:05 PM

When we define faithful generosity—or stewardship—we often think in terms of time, talent, and treasure. But when I think...

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Is Your Church Making This Major Generosity Mistake?

Posted by Rusty Lewis on Mar 6, 2019 1:10:58 PM

As a church leader, you probably wish you had more money to do more ministry. But your church’s financial bandwidth is...

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Choosing an Attitude of Gratitude All Year Long

Posted by Marvin Owen on Feb 27, 2019 1:00:59 PM

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your...

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Why Generosity Matters

Posted by Philip Nation on Feb 13, 2019 1:00:49 PM

In 1993, my 9th-grade algebra teacher said something like: You’ll use algebra constantly for the rest of your life. I’d...

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Making Technology Sacred: 7 Proven Electronic Giving & Offering Practices

Posted by Aimee Laramore on Jan 23, 2019 1:00:56 PM

It is the beginning of the calendar year, and congregations and institutions across the country are re-embracing budget,...

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Is a Lack of Vision Destroying Giving at Your Church?

Posted by Rusty Lewis on Jan 16, 2019 1:00:23 PM

I’ve recently witnessed several magnificently extravagant gifts as part of accelerated giving initiatives where I’ve been...

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Turning to Prayer Instead of Our Planners

Posted by Marvin Owen on Jan 9, 2019 1:10:24 PM

If you have ever researched purchasing a planner, you would find that there are many, many choices. We all seem to be...

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Connecting Advent and Stewardship

Posted by Adam Copeland on Dec 5, 2018 2:01:45 PM

For the first time in several years, I made it back to my alma mater, St. Olaf College, to attend their annual Christmas...

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Thankful for Good Finances

Posted by Richard Bauer on Nov 21, 2018 2:10:41 PM

It’s funny how a blocked toilet can put everything into perspective.

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