Vacations, household projects, summer guests, events. These and other factors keep people — and their contributions — from church. Cloversites.com suggests six steps to help avoid the summer giving slump. (Photo: Joy Naylor, Creative Commons)
June Toolkit explores stewardship of your health
Swimsuit season, around the corner, provides a good excuse to pay attention to our bodily health. The Toolkit explores the theme with a newsletter article and bulletin snippets. (“Exercise” by Mikko Koponen, Creative Commons)
Let’s start with tithing and go from there
A Christian economic thinker proposes a tithing-plus scheme whereby wealthier households would give above 10 percent in proportion to their income. Workable? Catholic Moral Theology explores. (Photo: Tax Credits, Creative Commons)
May Toolkit: Thank God for our families
With Mother’s Day next month and Father’s Day in June, May is the perfect time to thank God for our families. May’s free newsletter article explores the theme. Also, RCL-based “Snippets” for your Sunday bulletin.
Brochure: Six steps of Christian giving
We expect that God’s people will grow in giving as they grow in faith, but what are the steps involved? This beautiful color PDF from the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, Wash., lists them, from survival to sacrifice.
Check out these 15 Easter fundraising ideas
Because Easter brings more people to church than any other occasion besides Christmas, it offers an ideal time to invite folks to contribute to the congregation’s finances. Vanco offers 15 ideas. (Photo: Bigstockphoto)
April Toolkit celebrates God’s gift of food
So few in our culture our farmers, so it’s easy to forget that all food — every bite — comes from a living plant or animal that God created. April’s Toolkit suggests celebrating and thanking God for food! (Photo © Les Cunliffe – Fotolia.com)
Our Lenten disciplines: Giving up and taking on
Lent is a season not only for giving up, say, chocolate as a spiritual discipline, but also for taking on practices. What’s this got to do with our walk with God? Blogger Carolyn Moomaw Chilton reflects. on giving up and taking on. (Photo © robhainer – Fotolia.com)
March Toolkit urges percentage-basis giving
Encourage your “lump-sum” donors to consider “percentage-based” giving that may put them on the staircase to tithing. SOLI’s March “cut-and-paste” Stewardship newsletter article tells how. The kit also has Sunday bulletin blurbs. (Photo: Ken, Creative Commons)
Engage your regular, religious givers in 2023
Religious donors are more likely to be regular in their giving than other philanthropically inclined folks, but that doesn’t mean we can take them for granted, says David King of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving. He offers great tips.
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