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By its very content, this free downloadable pamphlet promotes an educated laity with respect to congregational finances. The content includes fifteen questions for laity to answer. The questions...

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Produced by {{Everance | http://www.everence.com/}}, a faith-based financial services organization and a ministry of the {{Mennonite Church USA | http://mennoniteusa.org/}}, this free,...

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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...

Thumb local church planned giving manual

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This is a very practical resource from the United Church of Christ, designed to help congregational leaders develop and manage a congregational Planned Giving ministry. It includes key information...

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The days of financing congregations through paid memberships or dues are fading fast. In a quest to find another way, the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) led a 2-year study examining the relationship...

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Well known and respected fundraising leader Brian Kluth’s small book has been translated into 30 languages. It is designed for personal study, group study or family study over a 40 day period. It...

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Stewardship and generosity are important principles for any congregation, but they can be difficult topics to address. Brian Kluth has created this site in order to aid congregations, nonprofits,...

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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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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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This four-day conference is sponsored by the International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC), a ministry of the Roman Catholic Church. “ICSC is the only organization dedicated exclusively to...

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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...

Thumb 2013 economic impact study

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The research that undergirds this report involved more than 3,000 congregational leaders from various religious traditions who responded to surveys about the impact of the recent economic downturn...

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Question: What happens when a professor of accounting and a professor of pastoral theology get together? Answer: They write a two-part book about money and the church, and this is exactly what...

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The Unitarian Universalists offer advice and additional resources in this excellent article about small congregations and their governing systems. The overall perspective is that “Small...

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After defining and explaining narrative budgets, this document helps readers transform their former line-item budgets into narrative budgets. Narrative budgets tell a congregation’s story, hopes,...

Thumb essential guide to internal controls for churches

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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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In this interview, former United Methodist pastor and leader Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Pressley discusses his research on historic black churches and congregational giving. His research includes...

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Online giving is increasing in popularity. SecureGive is a vendor of online giving services for congregations and other nonprofit organizations. They can receive donations via on-site kiosks,...

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WeShare, a division of Liturigcal Press, Inc., is a stewardship communication company that offers congregations and other nonprofits software to enable congregants to make online donations....

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SimpleGive is an online giving software vendor that brings technology to religious groups and other nonprofits. SimpleGive can receive donations via computers, smartphones, on-site kiosks, and text...

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