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The Invisible Scandal: How Bad Debt And Poor Stewardship Are Killing The Church's Reputation
People want to give. God wants to provide. Our churches need to be places worthy of those gifts and that provision.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
a giving problem. Or a bookkeeping issue. It's sin. And it is a scandal. But it remains a virtually unknown and invisible scandal. Here's one small example of it. Bad Stewardship Hurts
3 Audiences for Church Financial Reports to Consider
The people you need to keep in the know when creating financial statements. - Article
You might hear a lot of grumbling. Members might be torn between giving money to help the church survive and withholding their money from the group who has mismanaged it.
9 Ways to Reverse a Downward Giving Trend - Article
with our hearts. Which is why we need to teach more about generosity than giving. 2. Teach stewardship, not just giving. People want to be generous.
The Two Biggest Mistakes Churches Make With Money
The answer to bad stewardship isn’t more money or more faith. It’s better stewardship.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
It's better stewardship. (This is part of an ongoing series, Money and the Small Church.). Mistake #1: Giving veto power to the accountant, treasurer or budget.
9 Ways To Reverse A Downward Giving Trend In An Otherwise Healthy Church
Even people who love the church and are fully committed to its mission are not giving as much as they once did.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
2. Teach stewardship, not just giving. As pastors, we have an obligation to God and the church to teach a balanced, biblical view of stewardship, not just giving.
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.
Here is what I wish I had known about stewardship. 1. “Stewardship,” “generosity,” and “giving” are not synonyms. Stewardship is a role, giving is an act, and generosity is an attitude.
5 Big Ideas for Generous Churches
Want your people to give with joy? Here’s what it’s going to take.
It's admirable that some pastors carve out time every year to preach on giving, but too often, I hear sermons People need to hear biblical wisdom on money, stewardship, and generosity.
Who Should Know What People Give?
A look at six perspectives. - Article
This perspective argues that financial stewardship is a spiritual discipline, and the pastor should have access to individual giving to be able to see how the members are doing in this
When Your Calling Feels Like Death
Doing God's will, even in ministry, isn't always fun and flourishing.
Vocational Stewardship Vocational Stewardship BCLStore. com. Learn More. What makes you flourish? Giving up our time and energy and control all feel like death.
Should Churches Have Email Newsletters?
Six reasons your church might benefit from this. - Article
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.
7 Traits of Churches with Increasing Per Member Giving - Article
Biblical giving should be a clear and unapologetic expectation of church membership. While it is possible to communicate financial stewardship in an overbearing manner, it is
Giving Is Low—Are You Neglecting the Topic?
Why people should hear us talk more about generosity. - Article
Let's remember that stewardship and generosity are spiritual issues. consultant and communicator and is the co-author of Contagious Generosity, Creating a Culture of Giving in Church
7 Tips for Developing a Funding Plan
Ways to encourage generosity at your church. - Article
We decided to track first-time givers, total giving units, consistent givers, and “tithers”—households that give at a level of about one-tenth of 5. Treat stewardship as a spiritual discipline.
The Pastor's Currency is Influence
Are you spending it wisely?
Vocational Stewardship Vocational Stewardship Learn More. The problem with giving people personal attention, of course, is how much time it takes or risking the
Church Insurance Applications • Modeling Stewardship • Build Social Awareness: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week. - Article
2. Walk the talk with stewardship. As your people see you being generous with resources to support them, making them more comfortable, and giving them the best opportunity to grow
How I Overcame My Dread Of Talking About Money From The Pulpit
Why should our approach to meeting financial challenges be any different than our approach to meeting every other challenge?
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
In a recent five-year stretch we saw our church giving fall every year, until our annual income was barely two-thirds of what it So I pulled the trigger and announced a stewardship series.
Tales from a ‘Billy Graham Kid’
From my earliest days, Mr. Graham shaped my life and my calling.
We recommend this Building Church Leaders training tool: Vocational Stewardship Vocational Stewardship I consistently echo Mr. Graham and say, “Giving your life to Jesus is the most
The Church Offertory: What's Trending?
7 trends worth noting as you evaluate your church offertory - Article
I am not aware of any churches where online giving has replaced the worship offertory 6. More churches have some type of testimony or statement about stewardship to accompany the
Accountability Systems
One basic principle and six simple steps help protect a church's finances. - Article
Karl Vaters. I'm not naturally a systems guy. But I've learned that good systems aren't about stifling creativity or spontaneity; they're about increasing accountability and stewardship.
What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas
This year, forego the gift cards and get them something they’ll really appreciate.
9. A Quality Coffee Maker. Routines and rhythms are essential for pastors, but they require good stewardship of time and joyful elements that a foster encouragement for ministry.
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