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Give Young Disciples Some Easy Wins

I was at the C3 Church’s Sunday service Sunday night at Oxford Falls, a suburb of Sydney, when Australian talk show host Jamie Malcolm exhorted the congregation. Jamie’s words were so unforgettable, I wanted to make sure I recorded them here so I could remember and share them with you.

Jamie spoke about generosity and giving, but he did it in a way I’ve never heard before. He spoke of how to get started in giving. His point was simple: All too often, we think in terms of larger amounts rather than just starting out and doing something no matter how small. read more


Report: Megachurches Thriving in Tough Economic Times

Despite the tough economy, many of the nation’s largest churches are thriving, with increased offerings and plans to hire more staff, a new survey shows.

Just 3 percent of churches with 2,000 or more attendance surveyed by Leadership Network, a Dallas-based church think tank, said they were affected “very negatively” by the economy in recent years. Close to half—47 percent—said they were affected “somewhat negatively,” but one-third said they were not affected at all.

The vast majority—83 percent—of large churches expected to meet their budgets in 2012 or their current fiscal year. A majority of large churches also reported that offerings during worship services were higher last year than in 2011. read more

Raising Funds by … Shopping?

How affinity partnerships can help your church—using everyday purchases read more

The Money Trap

Instead of leading men and women of God into a truly abundant life, churches often get ensnared by a few major traps. Here's how you can not only avoid these common pitfalls, but also free your congregation to become outrageous givers for kingdom work. read more

Holy Money

Addressing holiness in a season of fiscal scandal and investigation. read more
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