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Turning Donors Into Partners$20.00Add to cart
Fundraising can be one of the most stressful parts of ministry. Budget needs are daunting, prospects seem limited, and the cycle is unending. How do we get off of the treadmill of crisis-driven fundraising to more sustainable ministry funding?
Professional fundraiser Brad Layland revolutionizes fundraising and transforms it into a relational process where donors truly become partners in ministry. With decades of expertise in leading multimillion-dollar capital campaigns and working with major donors, he offers a more strategic and personalized yet less labor-intensive approach. Practical insights include ten essential elements of a case and four key steps that lead up to making an ask. Ultimately, fundraising is best done in community, and this book will help you develop a community of people who enjoy giving and want your organization to succeed.
Fundraising can become a life-giving, energizing experience of developing partners who fuel your ministry’s vision. Discover how you can become fully funded and accomplish the work that God has given you to do.
Complexities Of Money And Missions In Asia$17.99Add to cart
1. Buddhist Perceptions Of The Christian Use Of Funds In Sri Lanka
G. P. V. Somaratna
2. Personal Reflections On Financial Responsibility Of Missionaries And Indigenous Churches
Alex G. Smith
3. Money And Missionary Lifestyle In The Buddhist World
4. Possessions, Positions, And Power: Material Asymmetries And The Missionary Call
Jonathan J. Bonk
5. Partnerships, Money, And Dialogue In Buddhist Contexts
Mary T. Lederleitner
6. Speaking Of The Unspeakable: Money And Missions In Patron-client Buddhist Cultures
Paul H. De Neui
7. Effective Partnerships For Church-Multiplication And Insider Movements
David S. Lim
What happens when an expatriate missionary is thrust into a context where the standard of living is so divergent that perceived or actual wealth suddenly becomes the strongest draw of attraction? What actual message is communicated through the wordless witness of the Western Christian missionary lifestyle? Is attention to so-called good news now so financially focused that other foundational issues become overshadowed? This issue becomes even more complicated when the missionary arrives clueless about personal privilege, ignorant of the envy of others, and carries the mistaken attitude that others think similarly. SEANET proudly presents Complexities of Money and Missions in Asia for all who are asking such questions. From seven different indigenous and expatriate perspectives this volume deals with the perceptions of money specifically from those seeking to serve obediently in the Buddhist contexts of Asia.
SEANET serves as a networking forum wherein groups and individuals can meet to reflect and strategize together on topics particular to their collective mission. SEANET does not promote one particular strategy or one particular theology but seeks to learn from models of hope that show what God is doing around the world. Each year the annual SEANET conference brings together over one hundred and fifty practitioners who are privileged to live and serve throughout the Buddhist world. The chapters of this volume represent seven of those voices from the network.
Grow Your Churches Income$19.99Add to cart
In these recessionary times, churches are as hard hit financially as anyone. Here is a simple, practical guide to making your church’s resources go as far as they possibly can in the short, medium and long term. In non-technical language this provides a basic guide to: Managing money and budgets, controlling your expenditure, ways of increasing income, how to address falling numbers and falling income, identifying ways to raise income from outside sources, getting the best prices for utilities and other services, group purchasing schemes etc. Illustrated with real examples from churches of all sizes and in all states of financial health, here is an indispensable guide.
Ministry And Money$30.00Add to cart
This book provides a practical resource for pastors and other clergy seeking a better understanding of the relationship between faith and money. In Part I, the authors provide biblical, historical, and theological perspective on money. They address issues such as how we understand the nature of money, how it should be used, and the ways in which responsible stewardship of money can be carried out in the local church. In Part II, these concepts are applied in practical ways, including an excellent primer on accounting practices, church financial reports, and church budgets to help clergy readers work through these dimensions of ministry. Throughout, the authors provide real-life examples to help clarify basic approaches to issues of money in the local church.
Treasures For The Transformed Life$20.99Add to cart
Transformational Spiritual Development
The book, Treasures of the Transformed Life offers an appealing theme for your members – Satisfying Your Soul’s Thirst for More. It offers your congregation the broad benefits of deepening well-rounded spiritual growth. Their newly enhanced connection to God and to each other will help them to view everything with a new perspective. As a result, all areas of their Prayers, Presence, Gifts, and Service can be improved.
These 40 days of daily readings embrace:
Desiring a Better Life
Experiencing Meaningful Prayer
Building the Church as a Team
Finding New Ways to Serve
Unleashing Generous Giving
Living the Transformed Life
40 DAYS OF TRANSFORMATION
A Spiritual Growth Resource for Christians and Congregations
Whether it is used for personal study, a class lesson plan, or in a congregation-wide 40-day reading program, this book aids ongoing transformation by building –
Remember The Future$23.95Add to cart
A primer for churches on sound asset managment by an Episcopal priest and Controller of the Dioceses of New York.
Remember the Future is a result of years of hands-on consulting work with struggling congregations by Jerry Keucher, who served on the staff of the Diocese of New York for 13 years. Keucher notes that many, if not most, congregations in mainline churches have declined in the past forty years and that this shrinkage in numbers “has deeply affected the psyches” of congregational leaders. Using a positive tone and attitude to help congregations imagine health instead of decline, Keucher offers clear, step-by-step methods and advice on analyzing and managing all aspects of congregational assets.
Ministry And Money$26.00Add to cart
Frank, straightforward guidance for clergy seeking to develop a sound theology of money and skills for church administration, Ministry and Money also puts forth a new strategy for self-care, and a confident approach to managing both personal and congregational finances. Alban Senior Consultant and author Dan Hotchkiss wants to help clergy overcome their own anxieties about money matters so they can help others address the personal, social, and congregational aspects of this challenging and often difficult topic.
Hotchkiss observes that clergy are anxious about money for all the same reasons other people are and for some special reasons, as well:
Many people believe that what is “spiritual” excludes money and power.
Many clergy’s own finances are in difficulty.
Clergy depend on their congregations for their livelihood.
And in many congregations, clergy effectiveness may still be judged in financial terms.
Drawing on the full spectrum of American religious life, Hotchkiss addresses these important issues, offering practical assistance to clergy who wish to become more effective leaders by examining their own unique anxieties and convictions about money.
Mission Based Management (Reprinted)$47.00Add to cart
This practical, comprehensive, and easy-to-use workbook provides key tools to help managers of nonprofits ensure that their organization pursues its mission, meets the changing needs of the community-and has enough money to make ends meet-while also satisfying the demands of funders, clientele, boards, staff, and bankers. Designed to equip nonprofit managers and other nonprofit workers with the guidance they need to do their jobs and run their organizations more effectively and efficiently, this workbook is also a hands-on tool to help implement the ideas in the author’s highly regarded Mission-Based Management. Filled with indispensable checklists, worksheets, forms, displays, and hands-on suggestions, and including a companion CD-ROM, the Workbook will show you how to smoothly and successfully:
* Hone your organization’s core competencies
* Focus your resources
* Improve overall mission capability
* Get the most out of group discussions
* Utilize self-assessment tools
Ask And You Shall Receive (Teacher’s Guide)$25.00Add to cart
Fundraising expert Kim Klein has trained thousands of groups and individuals to cultivate assets that make good works possible. The Ask and You Shall Receive training package is a do-it-yourself, start-to-finish program on jumpstarting fundraising efforts. A peer-led program designed for use with its companion Participant Manual, the Ask and You Shall Receive Leader Manual walks you through the most common fundraising scenarios with dependable information, methods, prompts, and preparation guidelines. Realistic time allowances keep the training within reach of busy volunteers.