Fall is the time that most churches ask congregants to return pledges or estimates of giving. But for a lot of reasons the timetable’s not ideal, says Horizons Stewardship, which suggests moving the pledging window to January or February. This insightful article tells you why.
The 2020 report by Giving USA, a credible source on American philanthropy, outlines deepening problems and worrisome signs for religious nonprofits. Nearly every church is feeling financial pressure from these trends. From Horizons Stewardship.
Theory is great, but putting it into practice is even better. Here are eight steps you and your leadership team can follow to develop a written theology of stewardship to guide and grow your church’s culture of generosity. By Horizons Stewardship’s Joel Mikell, via Vanco. (Photo: Photo (c) Keren Tan, ShareAlike License)
An increasing number of church leaders are reporting a slow decline in church giving — both in total dollars and in the number of people giving. Over time, this decline could have a devastating effect on a church’s capacity to fund ministry. Here are three key areas to focus on to embrace God’s preferred future […]
Sure, there’s a virus that’s turning life (and church) upside down. But that’s no excuse to stop teaching about generosity and stewardship. Joe Park of of Horizons Stewardship gives some excellent advice and some easy-to-communicate reasons. Check it out! (Photo: Stuart Pilbrow, Creative Commons)
People today have all sorts of financial pressures and priorities. So, why should they give to the church, rather than pay off student loans, buy a house or contribute to another charity? This is the question congregations should answer even before they ask for money, says Scott McKenzie of Horizons Stewardship. (Photo © shotsstudio – […]
If 2019 was not a good year financially for your church, you are not alone. Churches across the land are facing tough times. When church income takes a dip, it’s important to be asking the right questions in order to devise the right strategy. This article from Horizons Stewardship offers some great pointers to direct […]
When it comes to asking God’s people to give to your congregation, avoid any mention of the general budget. Why? Because people simply aren’t inspired by appeals simply to end the year in the black. In this brief video from Horizons Stewardship, Joe Park explains that its more effective to focus on mission plans. (Photo: […]
Airline pilots always go through their checklist before takeoff to make sure all systems are go. Here is a preflight checklist for your capital campaign to help give your project the best chances of success. From Kristine Miller of Horizons Stewardship. (Photo by Gynane via BigStockPhoto)