Many Christians give a “lump sum” amount in their offering, regardless of their income. This month’s free Stewardship Toolkit explores moving people to ‘Percentage Giving. Plus, weekly bulletin ‘Snippets.’ From SOLI.
A lot folks have categorized donors by type, but researchers who took a nationally representative survey came up with some insights that can inform your congregation. From the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving.
August’s ‘Stewardship Toolkit” newsletter article looks at why the Bible warns us about the dangers of wealth. The free Toolkit includes not only a newsletter article but also RCL-based ‘Snippets’ for your Sunday bulletin. From SOLI. (Photo: John Guccione, Pexels)
SOLI’s free monthly toolkit contains an original newsletter article and RCL-based Sunday bulletin snippets. This month’s article explores how Christians can help tone down the acrimonious political discourse.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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)