Do’s and Don’ts for End-of-Year Giving

Do’s and Don’ts for End-of-Year Giving

If your income projections are in the red going into the winter months, you are not alone. Remember, this is not new. There is a usual dip in giving over the summer months that bring hard financial updates right when you’re planning next year’s budget....
Funding your Church in 2021: Four Ways to Build Trust

Funding your Church in 2021: Four Ways to Build Trust

If you are like most of us leading ministry organizations, you are budgeting by faith for 2021. Illnesses, job losses, and the disconnection due to not gathering have all had negative impact on giving and have increased uncertainty about the future. You may have had...

Handling the ministry’s money

As leaders, we are responsible for administering the church’s finances appropriately. Whether our church has a multi-million dollar budget or a small offering from ten people, we are still called to steward this money responsibly and use it in the manner for which it...

Water tank financial management

When I coach people in the area of their finances, I like to use the image of a water tank. Water comes in at the top and out at the bottom. The water level in the tank signifies cash in the bank. Positive cash flow means that the water level is rising: there is more...

The process of support raising

  How do you go about raising support? It’s not a one-time activity– it’s a process involving several steps. Here’s a proven approach: List Start by making a list of people. Consider those you’ve influenced or had a relationship...

Story of an incarnational missionary

  While working full-time, Tony Bleything gathered a strong core of 70 people. He proved himself a capable missionary, gatherer and leader. At the point when he hit 70 people, he realized he could no longer function effectively in a bivocational capacity, but the...

Why people give

  When people ask me for advice about raising support, I ask them to consider why people give. In my experience, there are four reasons why people give: 1. Because they have a relationship with you 2. Because they believe in the vision 3. Because you have a clear...