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

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
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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

<strong>A Narrative Budget? Four Possibilities for Presenting Your Church’s Financial Plan</strong>
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A Narrative Budget? Four Possibilities for Presenting Your Church’s Financial Plan

We all know that people learn in different ways.  For instance, if a person wants to develop a hobby, there are generally numerous ways to pursue this new interest. Some folks pick up a book and learn through reading.  Other people immediately look for videos online that teach the same techniques in a more visually … Continue reading