Forming a lay-led stewardship team is key to a successful stewardship campaign and to fostering a culture of generosity. Ann Michel of The Lewis Center for Church Leadership explains why and how. (Photo (c) Robert Kneschke, Fotolia.com)
Most keepers of congregational finances are good and honest, but sometimes people yield to temptation. Strong safeguards can help keep your church money safe. The Lewis Center for Church Leadership explains. (Photo © Borys Shevchuk – Fotolia)
A new leader in a church has much to learn, including the congregation’s stewardship style. The Lewis Center for Church Leadership suggests steps to get a new pastorate off to a good stewardship start. (Photo © June Reed – Fotolia.com)
One in five American Christians gives nothing to charity, research shows. What does that mean for your church? Ann Michel of the Lewis Center for Church leadership shows you seven strategies to engage new givers, particularly younger ones. (Photo © James Steidl – Fotolia.com)
Some churches are so close-lipped about money that members may suspect that subject is taboo. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. The Lewis Center for Church Leadership shares ideas on how to have productive conversation about money and giving. (Photo: Daniel Dionne, Creative Commons)
How can churches help a new generation of givers skeptical of institutional allegiances embrace the practice of pledging? It’s critical to frame the conversation around spiritual rather than institutional needs. Ann A. Michel of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership makes the case for pledging as a vital spiritual discipline that helps us grow in […]
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)
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.
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)
Your church may have more resources than you think! In this podcast crom the Lewis Center for Church Leadership, Jacqueline Jones-Smith explains how Christ Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, once slated for closure, turned itself around by embracing a more entrepreneurial mindset and taking stock of its physical and human assets.