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

'Tis the season to start budgeting

‘Tis the season to be jolly… or begin budgeting, whatever. If your church operates on a January to December budget cycle, now is the time to start thinking about 2016. Many churches get nervous when talking about money. Years of baggage, poor theological interpretation, awful news stories of malfeasance and just a cultural attitude of … Read more