The May edition of the Stewardship Toolkit explores the wisdom we receive from the mother and father figures in our lives, congregations, and communities. We need it now more than ever! The toolkit consists of a ready-to-use newsletter article and RCL-based Sunday bulletin snippets.
When most people think of church and money, they often see offering plates and giving campaigns. But when Rev. Dr. Sidney Williams, Jr. talks about the church and money, he starts with a vision. The Faith & Money Network shares his story.
Care of God’s creation is turning out to be THE most important issue of our lifetime. SOLI’s stewardship toolkit explores the theme “Stewards of the natural world,” with a newsletter article, RCL-based “stewardship snippets” for Sunday bulletins and resources to dig in deeper. (Photo: Ken, Creative Commons)
Some provisions of the 2020 CARES Act have been extended or modified for 2021, with significant implications for churches and other nonprofits that rely on philanthropy. This handy resource lists some of the most important provisions and provides links for those who want to get more detailed information. From the ELCA Foundation.
Here is your free March 2021 “Stewardship Toolkit,” with an original newsletter article, RCL-based Sunday-bulletin “Snippets” and resources to explore the theme. For Lent we urge God’s people to help their neighbors who are suffering because of the pandemic. (Photo: Tiffany Whitehead, Creative Commons)
Too many churches wait until finances hit the fan — or the basement — before they consider a capital campaign. But even when things are stable there are plenty of good reasons to consider a capital campaign, writes this author from the United Methodist Church. (Photo: Stephen Yeargin, Creative Commons)
In our troubled times, we could sure use more love for our neighbor. February’s edition of the Stewardship Toolkit invites stewards to focus on what Jesus called the second-greatest commandment. The theme is explored in a newsletter article, weekly RCL-based “Stewardship Snippets” and some web resources. (Photo © Les Cunliffe – Fotolia.com)
The pandemic has affected every aspect of church life, including how we ask our people to fund our ministries. As leaders continue to look ahead with creativity and innovation, new data is emerging that provides four timely insights to help you move your mission forward, reports the Nonprofit leadership Center. (Photo: Steve Jurvetson, Creative Commons)
The CARES Act passed in response to the pandemic offers special tax benefits for charitable deductions. Your donors need to know. The issues are complicated, but this resource from the ELCA Foundation clarifies the benefits and how to take advantage of htem. (Photo: 401(k) 2013, Creative Commons)
While written for a general non-profit audience, these five ideas will work well for church year-end giving. Be sure to check out the first one! (Image: EpicTop10, Creative Commons)