Governing Board proposes increased 2023 budget supporting Toward Bold Faithfulness priorities
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Governing Board proposes increased 2023 budget supporting Toward Bold Faithfulness priorities

June 13, 2022 By Jeff Huett Lea la narrativa del presupuesto en español aquí. DECATUR, Ga. – Cooperative Baptists attending both the in-person and virtual General Assembly experiences June 28-30 will vote on a budget proposal approved by the CBF Governing Board that shows significant increases in revenue and expenses due to the anticipated spending of … Continue reading

CBF Foundation Makes A Major Decision to Further Benefit Churches
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CBF Foundation Makes A Major Decision to Further Benefit Churches

By Shauw Chin Capps CBF Foundation began in 1994 with the goals of stewarding funds for CBF Global, CBF state and regional organizations, CBF partner churches and partner organizations. Presently, we are proud to have more than $62 million under management. Both CBF and CBF Foundation exist out of a deep desire to partner with … Continue reading

The Importance of Financial Transparency
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The Importance of Financial Transparency

By James Jordan The Merriam-WebsterDictionary defines transparent as “free from pretense or deceit: frank; easily detected or seen through: obvious; readily understood and characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices.” What does transparency of financial matters have to do with a church? Everything. People join organizations they perceive are successful. They leave them because of … Continue reading

Not All Months Are Alike: Historic Giving Trends & Monthly Revenue Goals
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Not All Months Are Alike: Historic Giving Trends & Monthly Revenue Goals

By Rickey Letson, CBF Congregational Stewardship Officer When I was a pastor, I always dreaded seeing the January church financial report. The first month of the year was almost always our worst month from a giving perspective. In our church, only July rivaled January for the top spot in the list of low giving months.  Each … Continue reading

More From Less? Two Potential Trends in Church Giving
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More From Less? Two Potential Trends in Church Giving

By Rickey Letson Perhaps the most unexpected element of church giving over the past two years has been just how well many congregations have fared despite the effects of COVID. Without question, not every church has weathered these two years in solid financial shape. But many congregations have done exceedingly well and, in some cases, have had … Continue reading

Giving Year End Stock and IRA Gifts: A Tax Beneficial Way to Support Your Church
finance / Generous Fellowship

Giving Year End Stock and IRA Gifts: A Tax Beneficial Way to Support Your Church

As we near the end of 2021, members of your congregations are thinking about making charitable gifts to their churches and other charitable causes. While tax deductions are not the primary reason that people of faith give, it is a factor that most people do consider. We want to share two ways that members of … Continue reading

Keeping Church Financial Focus During the Holidays
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Keeping Church Financial Focus During the Holidays

November and December are two of the busiest months of the year for churches. The Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas seasons add numerous activities to the typical congregational calendar that require lots of energy and focus.  With so many events, worship services and holiday gatherings to juggle, it is easy to let stewardship matters fade to … Continue reading