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)
A lot folks have categorized donors by type, but researchers who took a nationally representative survey came up with some insights that can inform your congregation. From the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving.
Stewardship is not about transactions—what we want to receive from others. Instead, it’s about a way of life that has something to offer those who engage in its ideas and practice its behaviors. From Giving magazine.
The economy’s rocky journey over the last few years should cause some soul-searching in America’s congregations, says William Enright, senior fellow at the Lake Institute of Faith & Giving. The key is for leaders to be asking the right questions. (Photo: Lemuel Cantos, Creative Commons)
Congregants may be generous minded, but they still may not give generously unless the church works to create a culture of courageous giving. This article by Melvin Amerson suggests how. (Photo: Joshuatintner, Creative Commons)
Things aren’t all that bad, according to the 2021 Giving USA, released this month. The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving analyses the good, the challenging, and its implications for faith-based organizations. (Photo by iqoncept, via bigstockphoto.com)
Now some nine months after the pandemic cratered church attendance, there are some hopeful signs, reports Meredith McNabb of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving. The digital adaptations that helped congregations thrive are here to stay. (Photo: Gabriela Pinto, Creative Commons)
The pandemic has challenged how churches operate, but most congregations are getting by as they adopt creative strategies to adopt to the new normal, a study by the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving. How is your church faring? (Image: AJC1 i, Creative Commons)
As a young pastor in the 1960s, William Enright avoided talking about money in church, so it’s interesting that he spent the better part of his career taking on “the big taboo” in church life. Now as the director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving he is in a good position to help Christians, and especially church leaders, engage in a constructive conversation about money. and adopt a healthy attitude toward wealth. (Photo © Alfredo MÃ¼ller – Fotolia.com)