Ministry Matters

Use Technology to Keep Staff Safe and Cash Secure

How do you deliver ministry funds, like Sunday’s offerings, to your bank? A priest in Chicago learned the hard way that making a weekly trip to the bank is a risk that’s not worth taking. [read more]

Category: Ministry Matters

Allow People to Schedule Their Own Giving and Watch what Happens

The ability to accept automatic, recurring donations can be one of the most important factors in growing a church from a financial standpoint. [read more]

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Christmas Reminds Us Why We Should Be Generous All Year Long

Biblical Generosity is the recognition that God owns everything and that we, as the great recipients of his grace and love, enjoy the privilege of participating in God’s care for others. [read more]

Category: Missionary Minded

Give Your Team Gifts that Mean More than Money

December + Christmas = Giving Gifts to Your Staff. And for many ministry leaders, the go-to gift for their team members is bonuses. Before you cut those checks, you may want to read a Harvard Business Review article that questions the motivational power of money. [read more]

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You Have More to Give than You Think

The biblical idea of holding things loosely is easy to teach and remember, but it sure can be hard to do. My wife and I have an annual practice of decluttering our home, but still I’m haunted when I see Peter Menzel’s epic book Material World: A Global Family Portrait. No wonder the Bible talks about money and stuff so much. [read more]

Category: Missionary Minded

Generosity Lessons Aren’t Just for Kids

Sometimes lessons that are simple enough for a child to learn are important for adults like us to relearn. Even those of us that are in ministry! They take us back to basics that we may have forgotten. [read more]

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