We recently shared an article [http://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/should-all-of-my-tithe-go-to-the-local-church] by Pastor John Piper, in which he argues that “There’s no clear biblical mandate that your generosity has to be in a certain proportion to your church and to other ministries.” We were pretty blown away by your
Do your church members feel that their financial gifts are valued? Penelope Burk, author of Donor-Centered Fundraising [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0968797814/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0968797814&linkCode=as2&tag=onf01-20&linkId=575PGWIE3TZXWIGI] , found that 93 percent
Think back to college or secondary school sociology class. The instructor would perform an exercise where students would be asked to write down whether they considered their family lower, middle, or upper class. At the end, the instructor would plot out the distribution on the chalk board. Against all laws
**!(http://78.media.tumblr.com/91d8a47b274102206850ebba9d7eb155/tumblr_inline_n48wgsU8qi1sbaog9.jpg)** **Making the most of your Easter offering**Does your church see its biggest attendance of the year on Easter? While preparing for the service, consider three things to make giving easy and accessible on Easter:1. Send personalized Easter emails.
Gizmodo Australia [http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/04/from-sexting-to-sacraments-how-mobile-apps-are-taking-on-religion/] recently published a post about tech and religion – our two favorite subjects. It mostly centers around some new (and somewhat controversial) apps, from simple prayer reminders to one designed to streamline the process of Catholic Confession. Writer Ashley Feinberg also
Interesting piece in the New York Times [http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/02/world/europe/centuries-old-church-passes-a-digital-collection-plate.html?_r=0] about what’s become one of Rome’s biggest tourist attractions – the 800-Year-Old Church of St. Francis at Ripa [http://en.sanfrancescoaripa.com/]. It just so happens that the church
Bad news for anyone who donates to Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church (or wants to believe in the inherent goodness of humanity): Thieves made off with a safe containing an estimated $600k in cash, checks and credit card receipts collected over the weekend. News 92FM Houston reports [http://news92fm.com/