Normalizing Conversations About Money Through Small Groups

Posted by Rusty Lewis on Mar 21, 2018 1:00:23 PM

Many pastors feel uneasy about bringing up the topic of money. You might get brave enough to talk about it during November as... Read More

The Offering as Worship in our Electronic Age

Posted by Clayton Smith on Mar 14, 2018 1:00:12 PM

How do you handle the offering invitation in this electronic age? Is it a worshipful expression of our love and gratitude for... Read More

Imperfect Allies

Posted by Aimee Laramore on Mar 7, 2018 1:00:25 PM

The great theologian Dave Chappelle introduced a concept that made me laugh out loud when he spoke about imperfect allies. In his... Read More

A Holistic Look at Stewardship: Why Money Isn’t the Only Thing We Steward

Posted by Adam Copeland on Feb 28, 2018 1:00:59 PM

I often find myself speaking about financial stewardship in churches, synod leadership events, and other faith-related... Read More

Billy Graham - A Marketing and Branding Genesis Genius

Posted by Richard Bauer on Feb 27, 2018 2:00:00 PM

At Vanco, our goal is to enable churches to allow church-goers to give how and when they want. With that, we hope to support... Read More

More Online Giving Options for Churches Please!

Posted by Richard Bauer on Feb 21, 2018 1:00:20 PM

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a... Read More

Stewardship: Where’s the Love?

Posted by Marcia Shetler on Feb 14, 2018 1:00:37 PM

The hearts-and-flowers, warm-fuzzy-feeling Valentine’s Day that we experience is vastly different than the festivals connected... Read More

2017 Churchgoer Giving Study

Posted by Richard Bauer on Dec 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Two years have passed since we released the first findings from our groundbreaking survey of churchgoers’ attitudes, preferences... Read More

Take the Test: Is Your Church Ready for Asset-Based Giving?

Posted by Steve Caton on Nov 8, 2017 1:00:53 PM

Every year we see new trends — cars, fashion, technology — we even add new words to our vocabulary. Some trends are fleeting but... Read More

Five Reasons NOT to Launch a Traditional Church Capital Campaign

Posted by Rusty Lewis on Oct 18, 2017 1:00:30 PM

Congratulations! Your church is in a season of growth! But as a lead pastor or executive pastor, you’re aware of... Read More

When Enough Isn't Enough

Posted by Jan Jasmin on Oct 4, 2017 1:00:23 PM

When it comes to how well your church’s needs and your congregation’s giving match up, members may genuinely believe you have... Read More

8 Steps to Craft a Theology of Stewardship

Posted by Joel Mikell on Sep 27, 2017 1:00:55 PM

Theory is great, but putting it into practice is even better. Following are eight steps you and your leadership team can follow... Read More

Sowing and Reaping

Posted by Philip Nation on Sep 13, 2017 1:00:39 PM

We live in a transactional society. We pay. We get. It’s always supposed to be fair and even. But it rarely happens that way. So,... Read More

Choosing the Right Online Giving Options for Your Church

Posted by Jan Jasmin on Aug 31, 2017 2:00:00 PM

It’s understandable that leaders whose churches have relied only on traditional giving might be overwhelmed when they begin... Read More

Accepting and Honoring Church Memorial Gifts

Posted by Clayton Smith on Aug 16, 2017 1:00:08 PM

Most churches have a policy and/or committee that accepts memorial, legacy and honor gifts. Many times, this policy has been... Read More

Putting God First

Posted by Philip Nation on Aug 2, 2017 1:00:12 PM

The mission of the church is to do whatever it takes to develop disciples of Jesus who gather, grow and go. By that, I mean: Read More

Try 80/20 Rule for Effective Church Stewardship

Posted by Kevin Lee on Jul 26, 2017 1:00:35 PM

So, what is the 80/20 Rule? I’ll get to that in just a moment. But first a question: Are you growing the giving to your church or... Read More

5 Reasons Every Church Should Have a Stewardship Theology

Posted by Joel Mikell on Jul 19, 2017 1:00:10 PM

The seven perspectives I presented in earlier posts from my book, Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, were a starting place for... Read More

Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Posted by Jan Jasmin on Jun 28, 2017 1:00:19 PM

Anyone who works in a church office knows that raising funds, particularly in summer months, is a challenge. But that effort must... Read More

Crafting a Theology of Stewardship: Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Posted by Joel Mikell on Jun 21, 2017 1:00:07 PM

You simply cannot write, talk, preach or teach on stewardship and generosity without including gratitude and thanksgiving. If... Read More

3 Tips for Managing Ministry in a Growing Church

Posted by Jan Jasmin on Jun 15, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Church growth can be exciting, but also challenging. As well-known Redeemer Presbyterian Church pastor Tim Keller observes, “Size... Read More