The #1 issue that every church, big or small, has to address with accuracy, sensitivity and timeliness. In our culture, we live in a “wait until I have to do it” mentality. That’s the same way you should view your givers. However, there are some things you can do to make sure giving isn’t TOO…

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Are you frustrated more people don’t participate in the offering at your church? Do you hope and pray for more people to get involved in generosity? Are you teaching them what the Bible says about stewardship only to be disappointed that more people don’t follow through?  Most churches know the offering is important…it’s the moment…

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Some time ago, we surveyed 1,078 churches to get an idea of how churches are doing financially, and what was influencing their giving. What we found was surprising. We learned that 86% of churches are either broke, or behind budget. But, the 14% that were above budget all shared something in common. All of them…

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I wanted to introduce you to my friend Carey Nieuwhof. Carey is the Lead Pastor of Connexus Community Church near Ontario, Canada.  We’ve had the opportunity to work together for a couple of years.  Carey was kind enough to answer some questions, and I wanted to share his answers with you. What is the top…

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Studies show online donations are larger than in-service donations, and online donors tend to be more consistent.  That’s why increasing online giving is a key to increasing overall giving to your church.  Here are three keys to increasing giving via online channels. Key Number 1:  Make it Faster. If online giving is complicated, or requires…

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You pass the plate every week, you’ve got an online giving button on your website and you send a super-informative letter with a contribution statement. So why don’t more people give to your church? Or why don’t people increase their giving to fund the vision?  Here are seven reasons people don’t tithe to your church.…

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The pastor works hard on the sermon.  The band rehearses the songs.  At least, I hope both of those things are true in your church. But there’s another important element in your church service that rarely gets attention, preparation or intentional thought.  It’s the giving talk. A giving talk is a 60-second or two-minute talk…

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If you want to increase giving in your church, you should do a Giving Talk before you receive the offering this week.  A Giving Talk is when you take about two minutes to connect with your crowd about their giving. Church giving is being revolutionized by Giving Talks.  Here are a couple of things to…

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