Browsing: Finances


Focus Stacks of coins growing higher and higher

On the first day of a new year, all United Methodist churches begin working toward their common mission “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for…

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…


Our basic responsibility as Christian stewards is to manage our personal financial resources so that we can care for ourselves and our families and marshal…

Leading Ideas Photo of a church building against the sky.

Churches that have been around for many years often face numerous property challenges. With aging buildings, there are frequent unplanned property issues that arise and…

Leading Ideas Cover of Rich Church Poor Church

Not surprisingly, church consultant Clif Christopher’s new book, Rich Church, Poor Church: Keys to Effective Financial Ministry (Abingdon Press, 2012), makes many of the same points…

Leading Ideas Group of small pig figurines

Some churches have endowments in which the principal is invested, with the earnings made available to support the work of the congregation. One pastor said…