The Church Money Manual: Best Practices for Finance and Stewardship

by J. Clif Christopher. Abingdon Press, 2014.

Written by a church growth consultant, this straightforward guide provides potential solutions for the various financial issues congregations can face.


preaching on the topic of tithing, approaches to donor giving, planning for capital campaigns

Best For

Christian clergy, lay leaders, and treasurers


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Brainstorm strategies to increase end-of-year giving by discussing chapters with individuals involved in the financial management of the local congregation.
  • Create a timeline for fundraising money dedicated to building projects and capital campaigns.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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