Giving Trends 2017

Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA Every year, there is a plethora of information that comes out about the statics and trends surrounding church giving and stewardship. Changes in fundraising”…are opportunities for nonprofit leaders to think creatively about revenue generation in the years to come…”(1) Through the years, churches have had to consider … Read more

You Have to Ask – 5 Steps to Asking for Money

Content is written by Rev. Micah James, CCA Recently I was having a conversation about stewardship, fundraising, and finances with a colleague in ministry. As usual, the conversation turned to budgets and the 1st quarter. “How is your church doing?”, my colleague asked. “Fine,” I replied.¬†As it is with most conversations between ministers, we don’t … Read more

Pumpkins, Pies, and Poinsettias.. OH MY

REMEMBER: ¬†Please refer to your local CPA and/or Attorney before major action. Take this information to inform yourself and your church setting so that accurate, legal and responsible action is taken. It seems as soon as the calendar turns to October 1st, the fundraiser flyers triple in my mailbox. From pumpkins, to pie, and to … Read more

BOOK REVIEW: A Spirituality of Fundraising

Review by Micah James, CCA I am preparing to teach a 4-week series on stewardship in my congregation. One of the resources that I am using is A Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri J.M. Nouwen. Not only is this a great, short read, but also a fantastic conversation starter on the issue of stewardship. In … Read more