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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

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

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