Congregations face so many problems, it’s easy for church leaders to get overwhelmed. This excellent free diagnostic tool from the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving can help clarify a way forward with the help of suggested resources. (Photo: Mimi K., Creative Commons)
Though many congregations are challenged by less in offerings, as a whole churches control trillions of dollars worth of assets. Author Mark Elsdon suggests strategies to invest more resources into mission. From Faith & Leadership. (Photo: John Guccione, Pexels)
Tearing your hair out looking for resources? The Center for Faith & Giving (Disciples of Christ), has opened its archive of stewardship campaign resources at no charge (though they suggest a nominal donation). (Photo: Varkle69, Creative Commons)
From climate to the war in Ukraine to government gridlock, problems in today’s world overwhelm us all. But with planning, agility and hard work, churches can thrive. Article and webinar from Horizons Stewardship.
Coming out of the pandemic in 2022, churches celebrated signs of hope as people returned. But if giving did not increase as well, there may be some factors at work beyond your control. The UMC’s Ken Sloan explores.
Money is often a taboo area for pastoral leaders. Many congregations keep clergy away from anything involving money. What’s the proper role? Stewardship guru Chick Lane explores. (Photo: Creative Commons)
A scarcity mindset – when everyone is preoccupied with what the organization lacks – is epidemic in too many churches. It stifles growth, innovation and hope. Leadership expert Carey Nieuwhof explores the dangers and how to fight it.
Steward leadership involves much more than raising money. Good stewardship connects the church and its members to God’s mission. A good leader teaches and inspires everyone to use all their gifts wisely. The UMC’s Ken Sloan explains.
We can live out our beliefs as the early church did by stewarding resources to meet the needs of all, writes a director of programs and grants for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. (Photo: Staffs Live, Creative Commons)
Every donor appreciates a thank you. And forgetting to say “thanks” can lead some donors to feel chagrined – and reluctant to give again. Stewardship expert Charles Lane suggests ways to show thanks. (Photo: Orin Zebest, Creative Commons)