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Author and accounting professor emeritus Richard Vargo seeks to help churches understand and create budgets that then improve congregational health. Vargo first grounds readers in fiscal...

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A Gift Acceptance Policy governs a congregation’s receipt of donations, especially deferred donations, designated donations, and gifts of real or personal property. Many congregations will find it...

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Some congregations want an effective strategy for regularly and systematically reducing their debt but have difficulty determining how to do it. Should a congregation’s debt be amortized, accounted...

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There are many books on the topic of generosity and financial stewardship for congregations, including several good ones by Scott McKenzie and his colleagues at Horizon Stewardship. This book...

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The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) names its own purpose as “inspiring generosity and faithful discipleship.” TENS provides training for clergy, seminarians, lay leaders, and...

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Fundraising consultant, Emily Davis, presents this thorough and helpful resource to aid congregations and other non-profits in understanding the differences between traditional fundraising and what...

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As a professor of Christian Ethics, it isn’t surprising that Nimi Wariboko would have an interest in helping pastors reflect on their theology of money. Yet Wariboko is interested in pastors...

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This free and downloadable document, offered by the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, is organized by subject matter and covers a variety of topics related to congregational finances. Topics...

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This book has information about many different financial issues facing congregations. Are you a pastor seeking information on preaching about money matters? This book includes advice regarding...

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The goal of this online set of articles from Christianity Today is to reduce the risk of financial malfeasance in congregations. The book’s contributors accomplish this by teaching congregations...

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How does the congregation handle records for the pastor’s discretionary fund? In-kind gifts after a disaster? A collection to defray a member’s medical expenses? This training resource will help...

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The mission of The Fund Raising School is simple: Improving the success of organizations by improving their fund raising success. This entity of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of...

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Does your congregation keep missing its ministry goals? Do you feel like there is something inherently unhelpful about your congregational budget process? Popular author, church consultant, and...

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Will congregations support capital campaigns whose purpose is to reduce their debt? Some experts say no. Others, such as Joel Mikell, president of RSI Stewardship, a capital campaign consulting...

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"Two things are true of congregations," writes Kennon Callahan in this classic book on stewardship. "Congregations never have enough money.” And “Congregations have all the money they really need...

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Stingy and Christian just don’t seem like words that should go together, yet authors and sociologists Christian Smith and Michael Emerson explain they unfortunately do. Passing the Plate provides...

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Many congregations are discovering that grant monies may be available to them to strengthen their ministries. But, they may not have the information necessary to discover which funders to ask and...

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The Ecumenical Stewardship Center is a large Christian-based network organized for the purpose of growing stewards for congregations. Its primary focus is to grow and equip Christian leaders using...

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empty tomb, inc. is a service and research organization, focused on financial discipleship strategies and church giving patterns. They seek to help the church to serve the poor and love our...

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The need to raise money can act as a catalyst for thinking about a congregation’s purpose. Pastor and author Tony Robinson has created a book that can be used by congregations to connect purpose...

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