Most planned gifts come in the form of bequests or beneficiary designations. If you’re hesitant to talk about this you are hardly alone, but your congregation might be missing out on some ministry-changing generosity! From the United Methodist Church. (Photo: David Morris, Commons License)
The coronavirus is challenging us to do ministry better, smarter, more creatively. This is especially true in stewardship because other interests and priorities may seem more pressing. From the United Methodist Church. (Photo: AJC1, Creative Commons)
The Paycheck Protection Program grants loans to small businesses (including churches) to help keep workers employed during the COVID-19 emergency. The loans are potentially 100 percent forgivable. Excellent resources from the United Methodist Church. (Photo: Rain Love AMR, Creative Commons)
Lent is a time for renewed focus on matters of the spirit and practices that will refresh our connection with the Almighty. This year bring a study and experience of spiritual disciplines to your congregation. This handy group-study guide from the United Methodists of Greater New Jersey can help. (Photo: mwms1916, Creative Commons )
It’s not too late to put in a community garden at your church. You can reap healthier relationships with your neighbors, provide fresh produce for needy folks, and use it as a tool to teach about life God’s creation. This United Methodist Church tells how to start. (Photo: USDA, Lance Cheung)
Should a pastor know how much people give? Some call it a “third rail” of ministry — touch it get zapped! Others say the knowledge is essential to good ministry. This United Methodist Church article discusses up the pros and cons while also lifting up ways to encourage healthy talk about money in church.
Most folks probably don’t think about church finances beyond their own gifts. But if they knew more, they might give more. Why not tell your congregation how your church collects, processes and distributes the dollars it receives? From the United Methodist Church. (Photo © Chris Brignell – Fotolia.com)
Stewardship is more than just a six-week campaign in the fall, yet most congregations lack a strategy for anything else. Here, from the United Methodist Church, is a handy guide with links to help keep financial stewardship awareness simmering all year long.
With flu season in full swing and the highest number of cases reported in years, churches are modifying worship practices to guard against spreading the disease. This informative article from the United Methodist Church has some great tips for minimizing the risk of folks getting sick! (Photo: Lorena Cupcake, Creative Commons)
January 1 is less than two months away, so now’s the time to plan for a year-round stewardship effort that can help transform the culture of your church and the hearts of your people to incline toward generosity. This resource from the United Methodist Church lays out a simple 12-month plan to educate, inspire and nudge […]