Money matters can be a point of contention for churches, be it tithing (or lack thereof), poor fiscal management, or outright fraudulent practices (intentional or otherwise).
Why we're not putting more in the offering plate. And what we can do about it.
Dave Ramsey Goes Beyond Credit Card Shredding
More congregations than ever are hosting Ramsey's Financial Peace University. Now he's looking at their budgets, too.
How Evangelicals Give
Church members' giving is decreasing in the recession, especially as a percentage of income.
- Looking for Independence from Western Funds, African Methodists Turn to FarmingChurch agricultural initiative is supporting rice, corn, pigs, and other crops from Liberia to Mozambique.Français
- Embezzlement Bedevils Global Church GivingExperts project fraud will cost Christian ministries $170 billion in 2050.简体中文繁體中文
- In Our Rejection of the Prosperity Gospel, Are We Missing God's Provision?As church leaders, we can model a balanced mindset about God's material blessings.español简体中文繁體中文
- How Might the COVID-19 Crisis Reshape our Churches for Good?We have a unique opportunity to reset, pivot from old patterns, and look afresh at the future.
- What Happens When Apps Replace the Offering Plate?We need to think creatively about the role of giving in corporate worship.
- Ten Percent Won’t Work for EveryoneThe New Testament suggests that different Christians should give different portions of their income to the Lord.
- The Worst (and Best) Passage for Generosity SermonsThe widow’s mite story is about more than her sacrificial giving.
- Shepherding in a Shifting Financial LandscapeThe pandemic intensified existing economic challenges for churches—and catalyzed new ones.
- 7 Church History Insights on Stewarding Money WellChristian leaders have always grappled with tough issues surrounding finances and faith. Their insights still speak to us today.
- Generosity Is LiberationHow pastors can teach on money with confidence and conviction.