Ann A. Michel has served on the staff of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership since early 2005. She currently serves as a Senior Consultant and is co-editor of Leading Ideas e-newsletter. She also teaches at Wesley Theological Seminary in the areas of stewardship and leadership. She is the co-author with Lovett H. Weems Jr. of Generosity, Stewardship, and Abundance: A Transformational Guide to Church Finance (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021) available at Cokesbury and Amazon. She is also the author of Synergy: A Leadership Guide for Church Staff and Volunteers (Abingdon, 2017), available at Cokesbury and Amazon.

Adam Copeland

Adam J. Copeland is director of near and long rang digital strategy for Mayo Clinic at the Center for Digital Health. Previously, he served as director of the Center for Stewardship Leaders at Luther Seminary. Adam is author of Beyond the Offering Plate: A Holistic Approach to Stewardship (Westminster John Knox Press, 2017), available at Cokesbury and Amazon.

Leading Ideas

Adam Copeland of Luther Seminary says electronic giving is the preferred method of giving for most churchgoers, including your most faithful givers. Reducing the barriers…