Bounty: Ten Ways to Increase Giving at Your Church

Bounty: Ten Ways to Increase Giving at Your Church
$16.99
Church leaders struggle with issues related to financial giving every year, in every economic climate. Most do not want to preach about the topic, and some don’t even like to think about it. The topic of financial giving is, for many, a perennial headache and an energy drain. Many church leaders have not considered the single most important aspect of giving, however. Bounty explores the critical spiritual component of stewardship development, and in ten immediately do-able and transformative steps, clearly instructs pastors and laity how to lead congregations to grow in generosity. Laid out with sound rationale and the wisdom of real-church experience, Bounty equips leaders to shift their congregants’ hearts as well as their pocketbooks.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781426765971
Publication Date: 
2013-08-20

Developing a Giving Church

Developing a Giving Church
$19.99
Today pastors and church leaders have an unparalleled opportunity to shape a biblical vision for Kingdom giving. Based on the foundational premise that stewardship is the management of time, talents, and treasure, authors Stan Toler and Elmer Towns set forth a vision for pastors and church leaders to shape the thinking in the pews. Developing a Giving Church provides guidance for shaping a giving environment, suggestions for developing committed steward leaders, and counsel on biblical strategies. This vital stewardship resource merges insightful principles with proven methods for creating a climate for giving through stewardship education.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780834130128
Publication Date: 
2013-07-01

More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity

More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity
$17.99
In More or Less, Jeff Shinabarger calls readers to create their own social experiments to answer the question, What is enough? It all started with one idea: What would happen if we created a culture in which we gave away whatever was more than enough for us? How would our habits change if we shed the excess of money, clutter, and food in our lives?In More or Less, readers will learn how to draw a line of enough in their consumer choices, how to see generosity as a chance to experience freedom in a greedy world, and how to make small changes now that will help others forever. As Shinabarger reminds them, defining enough is more than a responsibility it is an opportunity to give hope. With a foreword by Bob Goff.
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780781408202
Publication Date: 
2013-03-01
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Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money
$24.95
Passing the Plate shows that few American Christians donate generously to religious and charitable causes -- a parsimony that seriously undermines the work of churches and ministries. Far from the 10 percent of one's income that tithing requires, American Christians' financial giving typically amounts, by some measures, to less than one percent of annual earnings. And a startling one out of five self-identified Christians gives nothing at all.

This eye-opening book explores the reasons behind such ungenerous giving, the potential world-changing benefits of greater financial giving, and what can be done to improve matters. If American Christians gave more generously, say the authors, any number of worthy projects -- from the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS to the promotion of inter-religious understanding to the upgrading of world missions -- could be funded at astounding levels. Analyzing a wide range of social surveys and government and denominational statistical datasets and drawing on in-depth interviews with Christian pastors and church members in seven different states, the book identifies a crucial set of factors that appear to depress religious financial support -- among them the powerful allure of a mass-consumerist culture and its impact on Americans' priorities, parishioners' suspicions of waste and abuse by nonprofit administrators, clergy's hesitations to boldly ask for money, and the lack of structure and routine in the way most American Christians give away money. In their conclusion, the authors suggest practical steps that clergy and lay leaders might take to counteract these tendencies and better educate their congregations about the transformative effects of generous giving.

By illuminating the social and psychological forces that shape charitable giving, Passing the Plate is sure to spark a much-needed debate on a critical issue that is of much interest to church-goers, religious leaders, philanthropists, and social scientists.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780195337112
Publication Date: 
2008-09-29

Spirituality of Fundraising

Spirituality of Fundraising
$9.99
A succinct and powerful witness that fundraising is a form of ministry and can be a deeply spiritual experience.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780835810449
Publication Date: 
2011-08-01
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