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Resources: Funding Your Congregation's Vision

Funding Resources and Bundles
Optimizing Annual Financial Campaigns Developing Your Operating Budget Resource Theology of Stewardship and Biblical Generosity Resource CGP — Congregational Giving Provile DVD/CD Resource
Fostering a Culture of Generosity DVD/CD Resource Building a Hopeful Financial Future DVD/CD Resource Funding Your Ministry in Changing Times DVD/CD Resource
Lewis Center resources and bundles help you fund your congregation’s ministry better.
All resources are appropriate for self study and for use with groups in your church. 
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NEW — Optimizing Annual Financial Campaigns, Theology of Stewardship and Biblical Generosity, and Congregational Giving Profile (CGP) Bundle: Save when you buy these three resources together: Optimizing Annual Financial Campaigns, Theology of Stewardship and Biblical Generosity, and CGP.
$155 $135 through March 5 at the Church Leadership Store

Developing Your Operating Budget and Congregational Giving Profile (CGP) Bundle: Save when you buy these two resources together: Developing Your Operating Budget and CGP
$59 at the Church Leadership Store


Funding Resources Bundle + CGP: Save even more when you also include CGP, the Congregational Giving Profile
$225 at the Church Leadership Store
Individual Funding Your Congregation’s Vision resources
Optimizing Annual Financial Campaigns
NEW — Optimizing Annual Financial Campaigns
IfResearch suggests that church members who make pledges usually give at least 30 percent more than those who do not, and congregations that seek annual financial commitments have significantly higher levels of overall giving. While the seeds of faithful stewardship are cultivated year-round, a well-orchestrated, theologically-sound commitment campaign reaps the harvest of generosity. Through engaging video presentations, written materials, and supplemental materials, Optimizing Annual Financial Campaignsshares best practices to make your annual financial campaign a more effective one. Learn more.
$75 $60 through March 5 — Individual resources at the Church Leadership Store
$155 $135 through March 5Optimizing Annual Financial Campaigns, Theology of Stewardship and Biblical Generosity, and Congregational Giving Profile (CGP) Bundle at the Church Leadership Store


Developing Your Operating Budget Resource
Developing Your Operating Budget
If you’ve ever wondered if there’s a better way to craft your congregation’s annual budget, we introduce Developing Your Operating Budget. Through engaging videos and supplemental materials, Lewis Center Director Lovett H. Weems, Jr., helps you understand what an operating budget is, different ways that churches create their annual operating budgets, and five common budgeting models. No matter your church size, this resource will provide clues and wisdom to help your budget advance your mission and accomplish God’s vision for the congregation. Learn more and watch video previews.
$39 — Individual resources at the Church Leadership Store
$59Developing Your Operating Budget and Congregational Giving Profile (CGP) Bundle at the Church Leadership Store


Fostering a Culture of Generosity DVD/CD Resource
Theology of Stewardship and Biblical Generosity Series
Designed to nurture the spiritual discipline of giving, Theology of Stewardship and Biblical Generosity resources may be used in a variety of Christian education settings or in conjunction with an annual stewardship emphasis. The resources are ecumenical and may be used for self study or with groups. The series includes: Stewardship 101; What the Bible Teaches about Giving; A Christian Understanding of Money, Possessions, and Generosity; and Biblical Generosity. Learn more and watch an informational video.
$19 — Individual resources at the Church Leadership Store
$59Theology of Stewardship and Biblical Generosity Bundle at the Church Leadership Store


Reaching Others through Worship DVD/CD Resource
CGP — The Congregational Giving Profile
CGP helps you monitor your congregation's giving throughout the year based on the way people actually give in your church — your own unique pattern of giving, or Congregational Giving Profile. From week to week or month to month, CGP shows you precisely where your giving stands in relation to where you need to be to meet your budget. When you use CGP, you'll know in June, or even sooner, whether you're on track to meet the budget by December. Learn more and watch introductory video.
$39 at the Church Leadership Store


Fostering a Culture of Generosity DVD/CD Resource
Fostering a Culture of Generosity
Generosity is a critical expression of Christian discipleship and key to healthy congregational stewardship. This resource explores faith, generosity, and how generous congregations give rise to generous people. Through engaging videos, presentations, and supplemental materials you will learn concepts and strategies to cultivate generous stewardship in your congregation. Fostering a Culture of Generosity is appropriate for self study and for use with groups in your church. Learn more and watch introductory videos.
$75 at the Church Leadership Store


Building a Hopeful Financial Future DVD/CD Resource
Building a Hopeful Financial Future
Learn to fund your congregation's vision better with Building a Hopeful Financial Future. This DVD/CD resource includes videos, narrated presentations, and PowerPoint presentations you can use for self study or with groups in your church, plus outlines of key points and supplemental materials. Learn more and watch introductory videos.
$75 at the Church Leadership Store


CAP — Congregational Attendance Profile
Funding Your Ministry in Changing Times
The Funding Your Congregation's Vision resource package includes a DVD with video presentations by Dr. David McAllister-Wilson, President of Wesley Theological Seminary, and Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Church Leadership and Director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. The package also includes a resource CD with PowerPoint presentations and other materials from seven workshops. Learn more.
$65 at the Church Leadership Store

Free Funding Your Congregation’s Vision resources
Building a Hopeful Financial Future DVD/CD Resource
50 Ways to Build Strength
The free 50 Ways series provides tips for building strength in areas of congregational life that are vital to church growth. Download these and other insightful guides:
  • 50 Ways to Encourage Faithful Giving
  • 50 Ways to Improve Your Annual Stewardship Campaign


CAP — Congregational Attendance Profile
Why Giving Matters and Clues for Improving It
To encourage the spiritual gift of giving, an eight-minute video by Lewis Center Director Lovett H. Weems, Jr., provides an overview of the importance of congregational giving and ways you can improve it. Learn more.