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Fundraising: Ministry, or a Dirty Word?

Fundraising doesn’t always have a great reputation. At best, some view it as a means to get to “real” spiritual work. At worst, it’s a “necessary evil.” But what if it's a way to announce vision and invite people into the mission? 

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Do You Automate Your Tithing?

I'm curious to hear from readers who have set-up automatic tithing. My husband and I go back and forth on this (usually after doing our taxes and finding inconsistencies). What are the pros and cons?

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Taxes

I decided in church yesterday that whatever money I saved from my taxes because of the recently passed tax law I will donate to the church. Any joiners?

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Gifts and Abilities

Thinking about how to engage or empower your members for ministry — utilizing their gifts? Check out Sheri's blog post, "Members Using Their Gifts" on the Church Administration forum.

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Church budgets

What are the challenges to giving when the total church budget is divided by the number of families in the congregation?
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Congregational Stewardship = Team Work

"Encouraging stewardship is the task of all leaders in the church," according to Robert C. Heerspink in his book, Firstfruits:  A Stewardship Guide for Church Leaders. Looking for "food for thought"? Currently, there is great reading about steward leadership on other areas of the CRC Network.

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