Here are questions you frequently hear: “What is the secret to creating a culture of generosity in my local church? Why does stewardship come so easy to some congregations but is so hard in mine?” This article from the United Methodist Church provides some insight. (Photo © laurent hamels – Fotolia.com)
Here is a manual for those who would work on building an endowment or seeking planned gifts in their local church, “Achieving Your Dreams Beyond the Budget” is an exceptional tool for local church stewardship. This publication outlines a timeless process for congregational planned giving that is still relevant today. Beginning with a theological foundation for planned giving, the booklet walks you through the steps to implement a planned giving program in your congregation.
Asking people for money may move you out of your comfort zone. That’s a good sign. If you’re not experiencing anxiety or discomfort, the risk you’re taking is probably not worthy of you. (Photo by iqoncept, via bigstockphoto.com)