Creating Congregations of Generous People

Creating Congregations of Generous People is an easy-to-read book, suggesting that annual pledge drives inadvertently perpetuate low-level and same-level giving in congregations. The goal of this book is to aid pastors and lay leaders in initiating and sustaining effective stewardship ministries. Durall believes that asking for money eventually becomes routine, even tedious. However, nurturing a congregation […]

Enough

Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity is an invitation “to rediscover the Bible’s wisdom when it comes to prudent financial practices.” It’s a great devotional resource that can be used with the council, small groups, or as part of a sermon series or congregation-wide study. Enough is an invitation to rediscover the Bible’s wisdom when […]

Ask, Thank, Tell

Ask, Thank, Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation is a helpful “how to” guide for congregational leaders seeking to guide members into a more spiritual understanding of financial stewardship instead of seeing stewardship as a way to raise money for the budget. The goal of this book, says author Charles Lane, is to perform a […]

Dig Down Process

Calling people of faith into a growth mindset. The Dig Down Process is an adventure in thinking theologically, exploring governance and staffing, and maximizing resources. Making shifts in these three important areas can empower a congregation to move forward in mission.   The Dig Down guide is designed for deep thinking and action. Each step […]

Congregational Audit Guide

It is recommended that every congregation conduct an internal or external audit annually for the safegaurding of the organization.  This guide is designed to help you through this process and be a resource tool for your congregation’s annual audit.