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23 Jan. 2012 Posted by Denis Greene in Generosity

Why Is Stewardship Important To Me?

Church Development Founder and President, Denis Greene, shares an analogy of how the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are representative of using the blessings God has given.

When my son, John, was age six, he was always eager for a story, a lecture, a math quiz–anything to delay bedtime. Sometimes I would pull out The Dangerous Book For Boys and read a chapter like How To Build A Go-kart, Insects That Are Edible, or Five Poems That All Boys Should Know (like “Invictus” by Henley and “If” by Rudyard Kipling).

Sometimes I would read him a chapter out of his children’s illustrated bible. The Holy Land became a real place through the stories he heard. When John heard that Jesus was baptized in the River Jordan and walked on the Sea of Galilee, he was surprised to hear that it was the same water.

2 Dec. 2011 Posted by Denis Greene in Generosity

The Secret Life of Generous People

Imagine how your stewardship effort with your congregation would improve if you knew how tithers grew from casual donors to fully engaged, generous stewards.

10 Oct. 2011 Posted by Denis Greene in Stewardship

Giving Strategies

For many, cash is tight right now due to the state of the economy. However, many people may still be able to give if they look into other creative ways to give out of non-cash gifts.

26 Sep. 2011 Posted by Denis Greene in Stewardship

From Recession to Revitalization

Church Development discusses the average decrease in giving, and how to increase giving by using The Stewardship System.

19 Sep. 2011 Posted by Denis Greene in Stewardship

Start Here: What the Church Development Blog is All About

In each Church Development blog, we’re going to give you a manageable piece of information — Bible verses, statistics, case studies, etc. — to give you an accurate view of stewardship and capital campaigns in today’s world.

Allow me to go all Philippians 3: 4-6 for a moment and provide my historic credibility: I started Church Development in 1992 after 10 years in the nonprofit sector. Since the inception of Church Development, our team has helped over 200 churches raise over $200 million dollars. I’ve read hundreds of articles and books on giving and still keep up with the latest findings and trends. With all that experience and success, do you know what I’ve found?

Most churches have no idea how to effectively raise capital for their needs and ministry goals (even if they think they’re doing fine).