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. (Photo © James Steidl – Fotolia.com)
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.
Teach your congregants about the many ways they can make a year-end gift and reduce their tax bill. The United Methodist Church’s informative, print-ready PDFs offer insight. (Photo: Got Credit, Creative Commons)
Within the alphabet-soup of terms for retirement funds and IRS jargon are some pretty significant giving opportunities for congregations. The United Methodist Church’s Ken Sloane explains. (Photo: Polina Tankilevitch, Pexels)
As if the world’s financial system was not complicated enough, now there’s cryptocurrency. And what if someone makes a donation to your congregation in Bitcoin? Ken Sloane of the United Methodist Church gives a good overview of cryptocurrency for church leaders.
Wondering how to approach a stewardship campaign in the era of COVID-19? Ken Sloane of the United Methodist Church offers ideas that affirm the importance of the church’s ongoing mission while being sensitive to economic loss, attentive to people’s experiences and stories, and grateful for all gifts. (Photo: www.inkmedia.eu, Creative Commons)
Pastors and church members hear about financial news all the time. Money is a frequent topic of discourse in the daily news. So why do we sometimes hesitate to talk frankly about money in church? Ken Sloane of the United Methodist Church explores. (Photo © BortN66 – Fotolia.com)
To be “Committed to Christ” involves more than just a two- to four-week financial emphasis each November. In his book Bob Crossman has designed a holistic approach to Christian discipleship that includes financial giving, but also looks at the other elements involved as well. Reviewed by Ken Sloane of the United Methodist Church, Board of General Discipleship. (Photo […]