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Planned Giving Made Easy-Peasy, Lemon-Squeezy

Planned Giving Made Easy-Peasy, Lemon-Squeezy

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

Promoting planned giving is almost always never easy for churches.

But this is exactly where you come in — with a resource for each quarter to promote, educate and equip church members for making planned gifts.

Some (meaning me) might even call it “easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy”!

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The Mistake You Can’t Afford to Make When it Comes to Giving

The Mistake You Can’t Afford to Make When it Comes to Giving

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

For most churches, giving is framed by the annual budget. No matter the size or kind, any gift made towards the year-end goal gets lumped together. It’s all giving.

But church leaders have to think differently. Any thought of expanding ministry requires a plan to pay for it. This means finding new ways to think and talk about giving.

For starters, here’s a few points to ponder…

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Here’s A Plan to Exceed This Year’s Budget

Here’s A Plan to Exceed This Year’s Budget

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

It’s 2022 and this year’s budget (at least for calendar year) isn’t exactly screaming for attention. But what would it be like if, right now, your church set this year’s giving goal to exceed budget expectations?

Crazy talk? Sure, if we’re just talking cash gifts. But when non-cash gifts are in play, anything’s possible.

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Wanna Buy A Pig-In-A-Poke?

Wanna Buy A Pig-In-A-Poke?

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

When impulse buyers went shopping in the Middle Ages, they often ended up with a “pig-in-a-poke.” It made them wish they had practiced some patience and self-control.

Today, we’re not doing much better.

Is it possible to make regular, reasoned and calculated money choices? Can that little whisper telling us to “buy now” ever be silenced?

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When Church Members Don’t Give

When Church Members Don’t Give

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

Every church has attendees and even members who contribute nothing … zero…nada to the operating budget — year after year. What gives?!

Is this okay? Can anything be done? Should we expect a miracle?

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Dirty Money and What God Wants

Dirty Money and What God Wants

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

Dirty money.

It’s not just the Netflix series about corporate corruption. It’s the headline some believers apply to money.

After all, Jesus Himself said it was dirty — once, sort of, when He called money “adikia” — unrighteous, unjust, iniquitous, wrong. But this was as a postscript to His story about the shrewd money manager.

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A Wandering Aramean Meets Mr. Building-Bigger-Barns

A Wandering Aramean Meets Mr. Building-Bigger-Barns

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

Here’s a conversation that could never happen. Why? Because it’s between a fictional farmer from one of Jesus’ stories and Jacob!

Like I said, that ain’t happening.

But if these two did talk, what do suppose they’d have to say about owning wealth? Who it belongs to? How it should be used?

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