Journal

Thought Leadership on Church Giving and Financial Stewardship

OK Boomer! Is Your Church Taking Baby Boomers for Granted?

OK Boomer! Is Your Church Taking Baby Boomers for Granted? If you spend much time online, you may have noticed Millennials mocking their elders with the words “OK Boomer.” This derogatory phrase is meant to put out-of-touch Baby Boomers in their place. But in the raging generational blame game, the “selfish Baby Boomer” narrative hides some surprising new realities (just…
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Your Most Valuable Gift This Year? This Free Giving Experience Audit

Free Giving Experience Audit Don’t let the word audit deter you. Rest assured that for this audit, there’s no prep required and you won’t be facing a big tax bill at the end of it. Instead, you’ll receive a gift. You’ll have answers to nagging questions, such as Why aren’t more givers using our online giving? And you’ll be equipped…
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The Best Church Giving App Might Not Be a Mobile App at All

What is the Best Church Giving App? As churches search for ways to encourage engagement and giving with the best church giving app, a mobile church giving app seems like a reasonable solution. But before you start discussing mobile giving apps with someone who develops them -- someone who won’t try to talk you out of it -- take a…
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Definition of Insanity: Expecting a Give Button to Increase Giving

Definition of Insanity: Expecting a Give Button to Increase Giving Your church may not have unlimited resources, but you can certainly have more funds by simply questioning the status quo. As they say, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Take online giving as an example. Your giving provider says, "Place our 'Give'…
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Online Giving for Churches is a Must Have

Online Giving for Churches: Generosity No Matter Where Your Givers Are Online giving is a broad category of digital giving that encompasses a variety of giving modes and channels, including: Web Giving Forms A giving form is embedded into your website’s giving page, providing secure and easy giving, including the option to schedule recurring gifts. You have full freedom to…
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How Central Church Helps Feed Las Vegas Residents During the Pandemic

How Central Church Helps Feed Las Vegas Residents During the Pandemic We’re proud to partner with churches. They work tirelessly behind the scenes on any given day, yet they’re among the first to show up on the frontlines of their cities during a crisis. We’d like to highlight a creative way our church partner, Central Church, is serving in both…
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PANDEMIC QUADRUPLES SADDLEBACK CHURCH ONLINE ATTENDANCE

Weeks ago, churches began to discuss the possibility of having to “cancel” their Easter services and events. But as Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church says, “The pandemic curtails assembling but not the celebration. You can’t cancel the resurrection!” In a recent town hall interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Warren discussed the impact of COVID-19 on…
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How Churches Can Apply for Coronavirus Disaster Loan Assistance

How Churches Can Apply for Coronavirus Disaster Loan Assistance With CARES Act 2020 Not surprisingly, media coverage has been focused on the devastating impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on small businesses. Millions of Americans are suddenly out of work as small businesses are forced to close for weeks and possibly months. Churches and nonprofits may get less press coverage…
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8 Ideas for Spreading Joy During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Churches Can Spread Joy and the Gospel with Music During The Coronavirus Pandemic Some of the more encouraging stories coming out of the ongoing COVID-19 news cycle are literally music to our ears: A saxophone player named Alex Lebron played from his balcony for his neighbors, quarantined in Barcelona, while an anonymous piano player nearby joined in. All over Italy,…
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