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

Cooperative Baptists make immediate impact through giving to CBF Ukraine Fund
CBF Field Personnel / Newsroom / Ukraine 2022

Cooperative Baptists make immediate impact through giving to CBF Ukraine Fund

March 24, 2022 By Aaron Weaver and Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. — Nearly 975 Cooperative Baptist individuals, churches, partners and state and regional organizations have given more than $400,000 to CBF’s Ukraine Relief Fund in the month since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And those gifts are already making an impact in Ukraine and across Europe as … Continue reading

Renewed Giving: Rethinking Financial Partnerships and Tithing in Our Congregations
General CBF / offering for global missions

Renewed Giving: Rethinking Financial Partnerships and Tithing in Our Congregations

“Fund-raising is a very rich and beautiful activity. It is a confident, joyful, and hope-filled expression of ministry. In ministering to each other, each from the riches that he or she possesses, we work together for the full coming of God’s Kingdom” -Henri Nouwen Let’s address the big green elephant in the sanctuary… giving.  It … Continue reading

CBF Establishes Ukraine Relief Fund
Missions / Newsroom / refugees / Ukraine 2022

CBF Establishes Ukraine Relief Fund

Today, I invite all Cooperative Baptists to prayerfully consider making a financial contribution toward a relief fund we have established in response to the crisis in Ukraine following the Russian invasion last week. My hope is that we will tangibly extend our genuine support to the people of Ukraine through the generous sharing of our … Continue reading

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

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

A Global Day of Giving Back
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A Global Day of Giving Back

There’s #BlackFriday #SmallBusinessSaturday and #CyberMonday…and then there’s #GivingTuesday, an international day of giving!  Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, people around the world come together to celebrate and support meaningful causes. This year, our goal was to raise $10,000 by the end of Giving Tuesday to participate … 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