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How to Avoid a Boring Offering

How to Avoid a Boring Offering

One major key towards being fully funded is to learn how to avoid a boring offering!  To me the offering is the most boring part of worship services.  Why is that?  Here are what I have found as the major reasons why. First, we fear asking for money will drive people away.  Jesus never worried about talking about money because he wasn’t interested in attracting a crowd but in making disciples.  Frankly it is not that the church talks about money that turns people off it is how we talk about it.  Focus on what the gift does and people […]

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Are You Getting Personalized Help?

Are You Getting Personalized Help?

If you have a giving site that you subscribe to the question I have for you is, “Are you getting personalized help?”  My major competitor hates when I blog stuff like this.  They whine that I am being negative.  Yet if you are paying $100 a month and you never get personalized help are you truly getting the right kind of help? If you enjoy being one of over a thousand churches and you feel like that service is meeting your needs good for you and good for them for providing you the help you want.  I just want you […]

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How to Take Up a Special Offering

How to Take Up a Special Offering

Do special offerings work?  Yes!  In my experience of working with churches special offerings work IF, you hold them first and foremost.  Secondly you have to do them right or they could go very wrong.  I want to lay out what I feel are the key ingredients that make up a special offering. First let me tell you why I like special offerings.  I believe they give you the ability to recast vision every time you take up a special offering.  Dollars follow vision.  I advise using what  I call the three C’s of vision.  Make your appeal clear, concise […]

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How to Take Up An Offering

How to Take Up An Offering

The most boring part of most churches services are the offering.  Little to no planning goes into this event.  Could it be that this lack of attention is one reason why giving to the Church is on a continual decline? There are many reasons for the decline and there is proof that poor offering set up is to blame but I find it interesting that in churches where the offering is set up well their giving does better than other churches. So, let’s talk about how to take up an offering.  Here are a few do’s and don’ts for you […]

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Why Churches Are Struggling Financially

Why Churches Are Struggling Financially

Giving to the Church in America is on decline and to offset that you need to know why churches are struggling financially.   I have been working for twenty years to see the decline in giving be reversed.  My life’s vision is, “To reverse the decline in giving one church at a time.”  The biggest hurdle I have in fulfilling this vision are the churches themselves.  Too many simply don’t pay attention to giving.  In my twenty years of work here are what I have found as the major reason churches are struggling financially. First and foremost, a church that is […]

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Why Sears Matters to Your Church

Why Sears Matters to Your Church

Sears last week announced the closing of 150 more stores and you need to know why Sears matters to your church.  You may not have anyone in your church that works for Sears. There may not even be a Sears in your town.  It doesn’t matter if you shop at Sears or not for this to matter to your church.  Sears closing stores is a trend we are seeing and it will have an impact upon churches.  I could have easily used J. C. Penny, Barnes and Noble or other traditional brick and mortar stores to illustrate the change in […]

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You Won’t Make Budget This Year If…

You Won’t Make Budget This Year If…

You won’t make budget this year if…  Some of you reading this right now will not make budget in 2017.  Right now at the start of the New Year you are full of optimism and enthusiasm.  You might be consoling yourself that even though Sunday’s offering was off it was a holiday.  Next week will catch you up.  Right?  What if it snows and attendance is drastically impacted?  A host of things can go wrong and frankly it will.  Then what will you do? Giving to the Church continues to decline.  Churches are struggling to be fully funded and 2017 […]

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An Easy Step Towards Increasing Millennial Giving

An Easy Step Towards Increasing Millennial Giving

There is an easy step towards increasing Millennial giving that will work in any church.  In fact if you take this step you might actually SEE Millennials attend your church.  If they are not in attendance to begin with they won’t give to help you change the world.  As the current age of the Church increases daily we need the next generations to pull their weight in giving so that our work of missions and ministry can continue.  Yet how do you accomplish that when so many Millennials have left the Church?  One easy step is to change the way […]

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How to Use Email to Close Out End of Year Giving

How to Use Email to Close Out End of Year Giving

My clients know how to use email to close out end of year giving.  Last year one of my clients raised over $15K with one email on the last day of the year.  Here are the basics we used. First, you must have a great online giving platform.  If you don’t have online giving we can set it up for you before the end of the year.  Check out Charis Giving Solutions for all your online giving support here at Charis Giving Solutions Second, we write short but effective email blasts to be sent out the last two weeks of the […]

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How to Make Up a Week’s Offering the Last Week of the Year

How to Make Up a Week’s Offering the Last Week of the Year

If you are behind budget you need to know how to make up a week’s offering the last week of the year.  Amazingly 25% of what a non-profit charity brings in comes between Thanksgiving and the end of the year.  Could you church leverage these lasts few days to close out any budget deficit?  YES!  Read on… My client use the end of year as a means to garner additional funds by following my plan of action.  I put together simple plans that if followed could bring in enough extra end of year giving to make up for one offering. […]

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