Does your church budget look like this? Or does it look like this? Here is the deal… Nobody cares about the church budget except the people in charge of it.  However, people care about people.  The way to make your staff care about the budget is to make it come alive through pictures and stories.…

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The following infographic comes from The Millennial Impact Report. Let’s take a look at a couple of highlights. 1. People prefer to give online. This correlates with our finding that offering online giving was the #2 factor in churches whose giving exceeds budget. Your greatest opportunity to engage donors is not in your church service…

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Every weekend, you have the opportunity to motivate your people to give. But it’s time to abandon the tired, canned speech that you use every week. You can spice up this important moment in your service. You can motivate and inspire people to give, not just give them an opportunity. Here’s three tools you can…

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Following up with people who give to your church isn’t about providing information, it’s about investing in the discipleship process. People who give do so for a variety of reasons, but it’s important that you help them understand the “why behind the what.” Aside from a yearly giving statement, there is little if any communication…

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Most of the churches we work with do a decent job of creating a “money going out” plan. In most cases, there’s usually a budget that shows how the money will be spent. A budget is a spending plan. But you need an annual funding plan. I’m talking about a strategic plan for receiving all…

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