We don’t have to tell you the significance of Easter, nor that it tends to draw a big crowd. Significance and attendance: the two reasons we value and focus on our Easter services. Those same two reasons are why we should include a focus on a special Easter offering that Sunday. Why Focus on an…

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We recently spoke with Dr. Ike Reighard—Senior Pastor of Piedmont Church in Marietta, GA—about how they were able to revive Piedmont Church when it was on the brink of closing its doors due to a $600,000 HVAC repair, mildew infested carpets, and a large facility in need of repair. Here’s the full interview: In the…

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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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***NEW*** Video 5: Will The Year End Giving System Work in Any Church? (3 minutes) [vimeo 51292801 w=500 h=281] Hey Casey, I just had to let you know that yesterday we did our year-end offering that we called our “Change the World” offering. We promoted the heck out of it following your plan for year-end…

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Most people are “tithe challenged,” but what people need is a “tithe challenge.”  Every year, pastors and church staff are informed that only about 3-4% of Christians tithe.  So, apparently people are “tithe challenged.”  One way to combat those that are challenged in this area of their spiritual growth is through a “tithe challenge.” A…

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Churches are usually scared to take up an Easter Offering because of the amount of people who will be attending the church for the first time.  Pastors tell me that they have a fear of scaring off newcomers. In every church where a pastor has pressed through this fear and held an Easter Offering anyway,…

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Most special offerings that don’t reach their goal fail because of a few things. 1. The goal is wrong If you truly think the dollar amount is the goal, you always fail. If the goal is about people, you never really fail. I know this is a hard shift to make and believe, but it’s…

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I did a quick Google search for churches and special offerings and found a lot of special offerings out there.  I’ve heard of churches doing seven or eight different offerings a year, in addition to their weekly offering.  Here are a few of the special offerings you could do: Summer camp for students Local food…

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There are many ways to gain first time givers, but one of the best ways is to do a special offering (like an Easter Offering).  Also, the Easter Offering is one of the quickest ways to build financial breathing room in your church! Sometimes pastors freak out when we talk about doing a special offering…

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Did you know that taking up an Easter offering is one of the easiest offerings you can take up all year? Take up an Easter Offering as a special offering and you will increase your giving big time on that weekend. People have unfounded fears about talking about money on Easter. Most churches I know…

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