The Technophobe's Ministry Survival Guide
Simple ideas you can start today, regardless of church size or know-how.
Start Accepting. Providing online giving through your church website can increase the size, frequency, and regularity of people's giving. Online Giving Resources:
Who Should Know What People Give?
A look at six perspectives.
Thom Rainer. The question "Who should be able to see individual church giving records?" is difficult to answer. He or she is the only one who has access to giving records.
Should Churches Have Email Newsletters?
Six reasons your church might benefit from this.
Increased awareness of online giving increases stewardship. If your church has online giving, reminding your members about that option in your weekly email newsletter is a must.
Three Benefits of Bulletin Inserts
And why limiting the number of inserts is important.
1. They can help draw attention to special events or giving opportunities. These special envelopes drew attention to the emphasis and undoubtedly led to greater giving.
The Top 10 Church Management Articles of 2016
Articles that drew the most interest on ManagingYourChurch.com
8. 7 Traits of Churches with Increasing Per Member Giving. Thom Rainer shares the seven dominant characteristics that he's seen in churches with increased giving per member.
Working with a Team Means Better Care
Pooling expertise, wisdom, resources, and networks leads to better ministry.
Referring out is not a passive or lazy choice. It does not indicate that we don't want to put in the work to care for people. We do it because after giving all we can, more is needed.
Clues for Your Calling
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you.
In Romans 12, Paul encourages the church community to release and use their gifts: “If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do
Should You Take on More?
5 questions to decide if projects outside your role are right for you
something is “good” or “best?” It's not as simple as saying “no” to all extra obligations because some projects are indeed for us to do; they are growth-producing, life-giving, or joy-filling.
3 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before You Get Started
How to discern if he or she is the right person to counsel you
responsibilities. Counseling is a wise option for mitigating burnout and cultivating lasting, life-giving practices to help you flourish in your ministry role.
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps.
others with more freedom and joy. —Michelle Van Loon, author, speaker, and lay leader. Giving too Much of Myself Away. As a pastor and because I love
What I Wish I Had Known about Stewardship
Five insights that changed my awkward relationship with this core part of the Christian life and church ministry.
It was my job to compel them to fill out their giving commitment for the coming year. They felt awkward. So did I. 1. “Stewardship,” “generosity,” and “giving” are not synonyms.