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Report from the Pew for Sunday, April 29, 2018

I attended three churches today. Two of the three were for music presentations. Church A had its annual all generations music presentation with singing groups with people from age 7 to 77—less or more—singing. Several musical selections had scripture reading and testimonies. It was a powerful presentation involving almost 150 singers and instrumentalists. It was […]

Through Fundraising We Work Together for the Full Coming of God’s Kingdom

“Fundraising is a very rich and beautiful activity. It is a confident, joyful, and hope-filled expression of ministry. In ministering to each other, each from the riches that he or she possesses, we work together for the full coming of God’s kingdom.” (Nouwen, p. 60) Always remember that fundraising is not an auxiliary program of […]

Fundraising is a Life-Giving, Hope-Filled Expression of Ministry

“How do we become people who security base is God and God alone?” “How do we move from perceiving fundraising as an unpleasant but unavoidable activity to recognizing fundraising as a life-giving, hope-filled expression of ministry?” (Nouwen, p. 55) Fundraising as a life-giving, hope-filled expression of ministry is what only can be achieved when we […]

Fundraising Must Increase the Significance of the Organization

“In the world, those who raise funds must show potential donors a strategic plan that convinces donors their money will help to increase the productivity and success of the organization” (Nouwen, p. 51) Fundraising success must also translate into increased significance in Christ-centered ministry. Success is simply not enough. Ultimately it must express itself in […]

The Columbia Metro Connection eNewsletter for Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Check out the eNewsletter for this week: A Word from George Bullard, Director Revitalization Rosewood Church is “Evidence of God’s Plan for His Kingdom in Southeast Columbia” Using Podcasts to Share Resources for Congregational Leaders Our Important Dates Conversations Around Our Family of Congregations

Insight 115: FaithSoaring Churches Have a Greater Involvement of Laity

Broad-based ownership of transformation by laity in a congregation empowers transition and change that may lead to transformation not only in the short-term, but also in the long-term. Narrow ownership of transformation by laity may lead to short-term transition and change, but not long-term transformation. Transformation is often staff-initiated. This can be very good. One […]

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