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
- The 90 Percent Church: Exemplifying Generosity Through Your Budget & Leadership
By Rickey LetsonCBF Congregational Stewardship Officer When I was pastoring, our church embarked on a significant capital campaign to fund much-needed improvements to our facility. In the process, our leadership felt that we should tithe on gifts to […]
- Endowments ─ Blessing or Curse?
By Shauw Chin CappsCBF Foundation President Endowments ─ Blessing or Curse? The answer is it depends. I have heard a spectrum of answers from pastors and ministers on this topic. I have heard horror stories and hopeful stories. In both cases, […]
- Church Financial Health Starts with Having a Plan
By Rickey Letson A dear friend shared a box of books with me recently. He is at the end of his professional career and had been doing some cleaning and down-sizing. In the process, he had gathered some items from his library that he thought I […]
- CBF Foundation Makes A Major Decision to Further Benefit Churches
By Shauw Chin Capps CBF Foundation began in 1994 with the goals of stewarding funds for CBF Global, CBF state and regional organizations, CBF partner churches and partner organizations. Presently, we are proud to have more than $62 million under […]
- The Importance of Financial Transparency
By James Jordan The Merriam-WebsterDictionary defines transparent as “free from pretense or deceit: frank; easily detected or seen through: obvious; readily understood and characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially […]