August 9, 2022

TH: Making Mosaics

  Items needed: various colors of construction paper (including white); glue sticks; scissors Directions to make the mosaics: https://tengemsdiy.com/easy-diy-paper-mosaics/
April 20, 2022

The Challenge & Potential of Gifts In-Kind

By Shauw Chin Capps, CBF Chief Development Officer & CBF Foundation President Gifts in-kind or gifts of non-financial assets are a very tricky component of church giving. These types of gifts certainly have the potential to be a win-win for both the donor and the congregation, IF the gift matches a very specific […]
April 20, 2022

Not All Months Are Alike: Historic Giving Trends & Monthly Revenue Goals

By Rickey Letson, CBF Congregational Stewardship Officer When I was a pastor, I always dreaded seeing the January church financial report. The first month of the year was almost always our worst month from a giving perspective. In our church, only July rivaled January for the top spot in the list […]
April 11, 2022

Amplify Resources

March 7, 2022

Give to Your Church & Save on Taxes

By Shauw Chin Capps, CBF Chief Development Officer & CBF Foundation President While getting a tax deduction is not the sole motivation for most people who give to their church, research suggests that it has always been an important factor for all types of charitable giving. If we can create a […]
March 7, 2022

The Employee Retention Credit: Another Payroll Credit for Churches?

By Rickey Letson The Payroll Protection Program (PPP) opened up a whole new world for many churches. For the first time in their existence, churches applied for and received forgivable government loans in the early days of COVID-19. Of course, there was a lot of debate about the ethics of […]
January 24, 2022

How Deferred Giving Can Help My Church

By Shauw Chin Capps While most churches focus on tithing from members that brings in immediate cash, it is just as important to think about deferred giving in the form of bequests or planned gifts. The good thing about bequest gifts is that they do not impact the current cash […]
January 24, 2022

More From Less? Two Potential Trends in Church Giving

by Rickey Letson Perhaps the most unexpected element of church giving over the past two years has been just how well many congregations have fared despite the effects of COVID. Without question, not every church has weathered these two years in solid financial shape. But many congregations have done exceedingly well and, […]
December 20, 2021

Mission Distinctives Bible Study

December 20, 2021

Growing Generous Followers

November 22, 2021

Keeping Church Financial Focus During the Holidays

November and December are two of the busiest months of the year for churches. The Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas seasons add numerous activities to the typical congregational calendar that require lots of energy and focus. With so many events, worship services and holiday gatherings to juggle, it is easy to […]
November 22, 2021

Giving Year End Stock and IRA Gifts: A Tax Beneficial Way to Support Your Church

As we near the end of 2021, members of your congregations are thinking about making charitable gifts to their churches and other charitable causes. While tax deductions are not the primary reason that people of faith give, it is a factor that most people do consider. We want to share […]