Friday, October 31, 2014 13:15

Helping You Excel in Stewardship

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Send Giving Statements More Often–Idea #7

Long ago I learned a key principle of communication:  You cannot over-communicate. As Bill Hybels puts it: “Vision leaks.”  Put differently, about the time you are sick of communicating and you can’t stand the thought of talking about it again, the average person is just beginning to get it. “It” may be vision.  “It” may [...]

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Send a Thank-You to First-Time Givers–Idea #6

How do you feel when you receive a personal, hand-written thank-you note?  Nowadays, that experience is so rare, I feel honored and shocked at the same time!  (But it’s a pleasant shock like finding a $20-bill in a pocket.) You can honor and surprise your first-time givers by sending them a little personal note AND [...]

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Lessons Learned from Mothers . . . and Dads

“Virtues are learned at mother’s knee. Vices at some other joint.” So what virtues are our children learning from us?  Specifically, what are they learning from us and our attitudes about stuff? Growing up in a family of six kids, while we never felt deprived, we did learn to live with less stuff, and I [...]

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