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3 A’s Towards Being Fully Funded

Are you living out the 3 A’s towards being fully funded?  There are three simple steps, all beginning with the letter A, that will mean the difference between fully funding all your mission and ministry needs or not.  Churches that adapt these three A’s have a greater chance of getting an A plus than those that don’t.  It begins with having the right… Attitude – Your attitude about giving to your church AND especially your attitude about asking people to give will determine your outcome.  Our attitudes drive everything. So, what should your attitude be?  Here is what I mean by […]

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4 Keys to a Successful Easter Offering

As you prepare for Easter don’t forget the 4 keys to a successful offering!  Who thinks about the offering on Easter?  I do!  If you want to be fully funded you will start thinking about your Easter offering too.  Don’t make the mistake that most churches make by planning everything about Easter EXCEPT the offering! Can you really raise money on Easter?  I believe the answer is yes!  You are going to take up an offering so why not do it right?  By setting the stage for an effective offering I believe you can and will see an increase in giving.  […]

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I Am Giving Away All My Stuff

I am giving away all my stuff for FREE!  I have decided to do something radical in my attempt to help churches reverse the decline in giving, giving away membership to The Stewardship Coach AND all my giving materials!  For Free.  Go Here to get The Stewardship Coach for FREE! Here is what you get… • Weekly editions of The Stewardship Coach containing key thoughts, advice and plans. • Weekly offering talks to increase giving during the offering.  Why pay $99 a month when you can get mine for free!  I have nearly 200 in the Offering Talk Vault.  All for […]

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3 Leadership Landmines That Derail the Chance to be Fully Funded

There are 3 leadership landmines that derail the chance to be fully funded.  Landmines are things an enemy hides to deter someone from moving forward.  Step on a landmine and any and all progress to the goal stops.  To get to your goal you must avoid the landmines strewn around you. What leadership landmines most often blow up a churches chances for being fully funded?  Here are my key landmines that may be impacting you… 1.  Disengaged leaders.  The biggest landmine is that too many church leaders simply don’t care about giving.  The reason I can say that is few […]

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Why You Should Never Do a Campaign Without a Feasibility Study

There is nothing worse than a failed campaign which is why you should never do a campaign without a feasibility study.  We tell our clients that they never have to recover from a good start.  All too often a capital campaign fails before it ever gets off the ground.  Feasibility studies help avoid an explosion that could derail more than just the project you are trying to raise funds for. What is a feasibility study?  It is an exhaustive overview that will help you more clearly understand the issues that you must deal with BEFORE the campaign commences.  It will […]

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Why You Need to Act Now If You Are Already Behind Budget

If your giving is already off to a poor start in the New Year let me share with you why you need to act now if you are already behind budget.  Not only will I show you  three reasons why you need to act know I am going to tell you what two key steps you must make immediately.  First, let’s talk about why you need to act now. The sooner you admit a problem and take steps to resolve it the easier it is to resolve.  We know this right?  Put something off and the longer it goes the […]

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How to Use Data to Improve Giving

One new trend in the stewardship industry is helping churches know how to use data to improve giving.  I am happy my industry is catching on to what we have been doing for 19 1/2 years!  There are few people in my industry that have looked at detailed giving analysis of churches like I have. I have personally analyzed giving data from some of the largest churches in America to those running less than 100.  Along the way I have learned some things in how to use data to improve giving. Let me share with you three key reasons why […]

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How to Ensure Your Team Wins on Super Bowl Sunday

Would you like to know how to ensure your team wins on Super Bowl Sunday?  I can help you do exactly that!  But I am not talking about the Pats or the Eagles.  I am talking about your church, the team that is “playing” for eternal matters not a trophy that will tarnish.  Let me show you how. How many stars do you get each weekend?  When I was a pastor I broke down the Sunday’s by what I came to know as a star system.  Was attendance good?  That was a star.  Did someone respond at the altar?  Another […]

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Why Your Success is All About Timing

After watching the NFL playoffs, I am reminded of why your success is all about timing.  How many times did success or failure of a play depend upon just the right timing?  A ball had to be in the right place at the right time at the right moment.  Players had to be in the right place and the right time at the right moment.  What is true for successful football teams is also true for you when it comes to raising funds. One of my specialties is helping churches know the right timing for raising funds.  You can have the right […]

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Is Your Offering the Most Boring Part of Your Worship Service?

Stop and think about this, is your offering the most boring part of your worship service?  My contention is that in the vast majority of churches the offering is indeed the most boring part of worship.  Why is that?  One major reason is few if any leaders spend any time thinking about how to make the offering worshipful and impactful. The number one reason for this is that too many don’t see the offering AS worship.   Yet, giving is worship and the offering is not some interruption of your worship service it is a vital part of worship.  Believing this […]

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  Click to Get Started “As of the end of November, 2016 contributions were up 17% over the same period in 2015. We attribute much of this to your leadership!  I extol your praises, and the value of your services, at every Finance Committee meeting.”  Pastor Steve Heyduck Euless FUMC Euless, TX  “Our church, Westminster Presbyterian has been a subscriber to the Stewardship Coach for 2 years now, and Mark’s weekly insight has been instrumental in helping us increase our giving.”  Gerry McShane Church Administrator Westminster Presbyterian Church West Chester PA “The Stewardship Coach has helped me influence a giving […]

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