People go on vacation during the summer, and unfortunately so do their offerings. But that need not be the case. Horizons stewardship offers four proven strategies to mitigate anxiety and enable your church to experience a stronger summer season of giving.(Photo: Jo Naylor, Creative Commons)
Stewardship ministry can be so much more! Church leaders can approach stewardship and finance in ways that inspire generosity and encourage the sound use of church resources. Hear how in this podcast from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Seminary. (Photo: Alias 0591, Creative Commons)
There are more parallels between beekeeping and parish ministry than you’d think, argues Libby Davis Manning, who directs the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program. What can you learn from her insights?
As Holy Week began this year, a Gallup Poll found that church membership in the United States had declined to less than half of the population for the first time. The headline grabbed attention, but it’s mostly unsurprising, reports Religion News Service.
U.S. Christians celebrate a second Easter under pandemic rules, churches are reckoning with new ways of volunteering, stewardship and, above all, worship. This Easter’s experience may offer insight into the future. (Photo: Kent Christoffersen, Creative Commons)
Many houses of worship are thinking about reopening, now that the Covid-19 vaccine working its way through our culture and cases are on the decline. But caution is still advised, and this updated list of resources can help leaders make the best decisions. (Photo: Dru Broomfield, Creative Commons)
For this stewardship leader, being asked to give an enormous donation helped her understand the dynamics and importance of what development professionals call, “making the ask.” From the Lake Institute for Faith & Giving. ( Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels)
Your church may have more resources than you think! In this podcast crom the Lewis Center for Church Leadership, Jacqueline Jones-Smith explains how Christ Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, once slated for closure, turned itself around by embracing a more entrepreneurial mindset and taking stock of its physical and human assets.
Church leaders don’t materialize in a vacuum. If you want those in your faith community to reach their God-given talents and gifts, there must be prayer, equipping, and real relationship. Read on for questions to get your leaders thinking about multiplying your congregation’s leadership capacity. (Image: Allison Baltzersen, Creative Commons License)
Don’t let the size of your congregation dictate how leaders are equipped to mission. Instead, take a cue from Sandy Plains United Methodist Church in rural North Carolina where they keep “every member in mind” for leadership in church and mission. (Image: Janet Ramsden, Creative Commons)