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Navigating the Capital Campaign Process

Posted by: Steve Johnson
Think a church capital campaign is too daunting or difficult? Discover how CIF helps walk you and your church through each step of the process.
Post Date: 6/22/2016 Campaigns and Consulting, News

Are Christians Irrelevant and Extreme?

Posted by: Scott Noble
Book review of David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons' new book "Good: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme."
Post Date: 6/16/2016 News

5 Ways to Make Your Church the Center of the Community

Posted by: Scott Noble
One of the most effective models of a local church is one that is completely immersed in its community. Its concerns and efforts spread around the world, but its commitment to its neighborhood is what sets it apart. It’s a place where those who are hurting, looking for help or just in need of a friendly face to talk to can find an inviting and caring home.
Post Date: 6/07/2016 Campaigns and Consulting, News, Stewardship and Generosity

Are Your Hands Empty?

Posted by: Scott Noble
By setting our mind to God’s innovative and oftentimes unseen work, we can become even more open to His eagerness to “give into” our lives. It’s another way to empty our hands.
Post Date: 6/02/2016 Stewardship and Generosity

The Genius of Generosity

Posted by: David Viland
The Genius of Generosity is one of my favorite studies about money, generosity and eternity and can be used either as an individual or small group study.
Post Date: 1/13/2016 Campaigns and Consulting, Stewardship and Generosity

The Focus of Christmas

Posted by: Paul Anderson
Right after Thanksgiving, we turn the corner and head toward Christmas. Along comes Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and ad after ad after ad of “ad nauseam,” trying to persuade me that what I really need to be content is more “stuff.” Nope, not this year. I’m just not buying it, literally or figuratively. Contentment is being satisfied, pleased, fulfilled, cheerful and even happy, and it doesn’t come from an abundance of material possessions.
Post Date: 12/14/2015 Stewardship and Generosity

When it's Time to Borrow, When Not

Posted by: Brett Roehr
Key reasons of when and when not to consider a church or ministry loan.
Post Date: 12/02/2015 Loans

Unlocking Generosity in Your Church

Posted by: David Viland
Our discipling efforts are incomplete when generosity isn’t communicated. Randy Alcorn said, “It is impossible to become fully developed followers of Jesus without becoming a fully developed steward of our (God’s) resources.” But what does this kind of disciple-making look like?
Post Date: 11/02/2015 Campaigns and Consulting, Stewardship and Generosity

Creating Space for Dorcas Ministries

Posted by: Jaclyn Tarman
In 1989, when Grace Mo moved back to New York after a four-year work assignment in Beijing, China, she had a definite calling from God to “speak up for those who could not speak for themselves.”
Post Date: 10/07/2015 Investments, Loans, Stories

Six Reasons to Change Your Mission Statement

Posted by: David Viland
The purpose of an organization’s mission statement is to articulate their core reason for existence. In his article, Will Mancini, author of Church Unique, suggests six reasons when churches and ministries need to revisit their mission statements.
Post Date: 9/23/2015 Campaigns and Consulting

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