Churches have many types of leaders. Some are volunteer leaders, some paid; some are leaders by position, some by influence. There are also financial leaders — those who possess wealth — and they need a connection to you as much as any other group. (Photo: Alan Levine, Creative Commons)
Churches across the nation are preparing for their stewardship campaigns, but many may mistakenly think the work is done when the pledge cards are collected. Instead, that’s the time to focus on donors that require a little more encouragement, says Ann Michel of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. (Photo: One Way Stock, Creative Commons)
We never seem to have enough time, but why is that? It might be that our priorities are just out of whack. The St. John Institute of Walsh University suggests principles — not techniques — that can help manage not just time, but your life. (Photo © mtkang – Fotolia.com)
SOLI writer and editor Pastor Sharron R. Blezard, who died July 10, was a woman of exceptional spiritual gifts. SOLI’s executive director Martin Otto Zimmann offers a tribute.
In the aftershocks of the COVID-19 crisis, many churches face a period of financial reckoning. The Lewis Center for Church Leadership offers eight principles that can help right the ship. They are critical now as the church navigates uncharted territory in the post-pandemic world.
Put this free e-book on your summer reading list! Written in 1950, this master work beautifully lays out stewardship and the role of stewardship leaders in the congregation. From the LCMS Stewardship Ministry. (Photo: Deb Nystrom, Creative Commons)
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.