Through the work of Toward Bold Faithfulness, church financial strain was identified as a top challenge that Fellowship congregations face. As a result, CBF and the CBF Foundation are actively addressing this issue through the creation of resources and support directed at all facets of church financial health. Our areas of focus include church budgets, stewardship and generosity, addressing capital needs, legacy giving, endowments, understanding the work of the CBF Foundation and rethinking facilities and church property as assets.
Rickey Letson serves as CBF's Congregational Stewardship Officer and would be happy to talk with you or your church about any of these areas. Below you find downloadable print resources, videos and recent articles from our monthly church finance e-newsletter Generous Fellowship. For more information or if you have questions, please reach out to Rickey directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-230-8341.
Generous Fellowship Articles
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]