The ritual of making an offering to a congregation has changed over the years. In one representation of the Reformed tradition, offering plates are passed from pew to pew after the sermon. I’m most...
Sometimes funds are scarce. God has created the world abundant with water, trees, blue skies and people we love. Though we have what we need, we don't have everything. In congregations, this lack...
A generation ago, congregational observers noted that congregations experiencing growth were those which gave clear-cut, right and wrong, direction about life.
I want to note a subtle correction...
Written by a faith-based financial services organization, this download offers a seven-session curriculum for youth on finances.
This downloadable pamphlet offers 15 assessment questions for congregational leaders to evaluate their knowledge and awareness of the congregation's finances.
Designed as a 40-day study, this book presents a comprehensive analysis of giving as an essential Christian practice.
This book will help churches attain future financial stability and offers a process for initiating practives that support ministry and lead to healthier congregations.
This resource argues that responsibilies like finances and personnel are part of maintaining a healthy ministry.
This book offers insight to manage a budget, organize personnel, and deal with the technical aspects of running an organization.
This website offers five links to articles that cover a variety of topics related to a congregation's finances.
This article offers advice and resources while covering small congregations and their governing systems, arguing that small congregations need an appropriately sized governance system.
This practical resource from the United Church of Christ is designed to help congregational leaders develop and manager a congregational Planned Giving ministry.