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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
February’s Toolkit looks at Ash Wednesday’s “wake-up call” — reminding us that we are dust and we are mortal. It gives stewards sobering realizations. Free newsletter article and stewardship snippets. (Photo © Les Cunliffe – Fotolia.com)
The IRS-required year-end giving statement can do much more than simply tell donors how much they have contributed in the past year. It can be a tool to thank and invites future donations. From Vanco. (Photo: Karolina Grabowska, Pexels.com)
Every New Year’s resolution has consequences, so why not use them to steward a better life for yourself in 2023. This month’s Toolkit explores with newsletter article and bulletin “snippets.” (Photo: Dylan Foley, Creative Commons)
Maybe it’s the Christmas spirit, or maybe it’s just the end of the tax year, but many Christians give most generously in the month of December. Vanco offers these 15 tips to encourage year-end donations. (Photo © June Reed – Fotolia.com)