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Six Ways to Help Your Church with its Financial Challenges

Posted by: Scott Noble
Here are a six financial challenges many churches face and how CIF can help your congregation address them.
Post Date: 9/28/2016 Campaigns and Consulting, News, Stewardship and Generosity

Why Raising Money for Church Expansion Is About More Than Just … Money

Posted by: Scott Noble
Before fundraising begins and before the expansion plan is developed, here are four critical pillars on which to base your capital campaign.
Post Date: 9/14/2016 Campaigns and Consulting, News, Stewardship and Generosity, Stories

Increasing Church Participation

Posted by: Paul Anderson
Regardless of whether someone has become more active or less active, the answers aren’t all that different. Building communication, having genuine relationships and being trustworthy are the things that make the difference.
Post Date: 8/30/2016 Campaigns and Consulting, News

Living a Legacy

Posted by: Scott Noble
If we’re concerned about “leaving a legacy,” it seems important that we should also be concerned about “living a legacy.” “Leaving a legacy” is natural and normal. “Living a legacy” is radical and life changing—for you and for those you touch.
Post Date: 8/24/2016 News, Stewardship and Generosity

Savings at the Pump? Invest in a ‘Hope Fund’

Posted by: Steve Johnson
If you’re like me, you’ve definitely noticed a drop in gas prices recently. On my way to work the other morning, I even saw a few places that advertised gas below $2.00 a gallon. What's the best way to use this freed up money from saving at the pump?
Post Date: 8/09/2016 Campaigns and Consulting, News, Stewardship and Generosity

How Important Is Good Church Governance?

Posted by: Paul Anderson
When we think about church health, we don’t always put “governance” at the top of the list, but it is an important topic.
Post Date: 8/03/2016 Campaigns and Consulting, News, Stories

Why Clear Mission and Vision Statements Are Critical to Your Church’s Future

Posted by: Scott Noble
For many congregations, mission and vision statements rarely live up to the life and direction they are intended to provide. For some, that’s because they are not widely known or talked about. For others, mission and vision statements aren’t compelling and don’t capture the unique call God has placed on your church.
Post Date: 7/27/2016 Campaigns and Consulting, News, Stories

Connecting Sunday to Monday: Integrating Faith and Life

Posted by: Paul Anderson
Trying to figure out what God wants me to do leads to a path of self-effort and works, and I become tired and even disillusioned. However, trying to understand who God wants me to be is different. That gets me thinking and praying about my identity as a joint heir with Christ (Romans 8:17).
Post Date: 7/12/2016 News

Should You Tell Your Unchurched Friends About Your Faith?

Posted by: Scott Noble
While attendance at American churches may be declining—for now—people are still interested in faith and understanding how their lives have meaning. It’s up to the Church—the body of Christ on earth—to discover ways to reach them in this new reality.
Post Date: 7/06/2016 Campaigns and Consulting, News

How Big Is Your Jesus Footprint?

Posted by: Scott Noble
As believers, we are encouraged to live in such a way that our actions and attitudes reflect Jesus. He literally changed the world. And each of us, in our own small yet eternal ways, can change the world as well.
Post Date: 6/29/2016 News, Stewardship and Generosity

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