Stewardship

  • Understanding Vocation in a Machine-Filled World

    Understanding Vocation in a Machine-Filled World

    There’s a story that’s told of a wise man to whom a king was indebted. The king offered him his choice of any reward in the kingdom, but the wise man demurred. Instead he asked only...

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  • Harnessing Technology So It Doesn’t Harness Us35:29

    Harnessing Technology So It Doesn’t Harness Us

    DCE Katy Munson advocates approaching the conversation on how much and when to use technology from a stewardship perspective—managing the resources God has given to us, particularly in our homes.

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  • Harnessing Technology So It Doesn’t Harness Us

    Harnessing Technology So It Doesn’t Harness Us

    “Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms.” These words were deemed the unofficial motto for the 1933–34 World’s Fair in Chicago. More than eighty years have passed since that...

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  • Churchgoer Giving Study: New Findings, Surprising Insights53:48

    Churchgoer Giving Study: New Findings, Surprising Insights

    Vanco Payment Solutions conducted an online survey of more than 1,000 churchgoers in August 2017, following up on their groundbreaking research from two years ago. While the results continue to show s

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  • Making the Most of a Quiet Week in the Church Office

    Making the Most of a Quiet Week in the Church Office

    Welcome to one of my favorite weeks of the year: the week between Christmas and New Year’s. At Concordia Publishing House, this is a short work-week bookended by two holidays and an...

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  • Simple Steps for Planning for Next Year’s Offering Envelopes

    Simple Steps for Planning for Next Year’s Offering Envelopes

    The fourth quarter of 2017 is just around the corner, and in addition to Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas, this time includes one of the most stressful tasks in the church office:...

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  • e-Giving Products That Reach Your Entire Congregation1:02:52

    e-Giving Products That Reach Your Entire Congregation

    Vanco Payment Solutions, the exclusive electronic giving and payment provider for Concordia Technology Solutions, has a long history of providing e-Giving solutions that are specifically designed...

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  • Adapting to Churchgoer Preferences with e-Giving34:21

    Adapting to Churchgoer Preferences with e-Giving

    Is your church experiencing a decrease in offerings? Churches have continued to see a decline in their overall share of giving for the last 30 years. Giving to religious organizations only rose 2.6%

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  • 4 Tips for Using Google Chrome Efficiently

    4 Tips for Using Google Chrome Efficiently

    I love finding tricks and "secret" ways to do things easier. When I was growing up, my brothers and I played lots of video games together. I remember always trying to look online and...

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  • A Guide to Encourage Giving on Giving Tuesday

    A Guide to Encourage Giving on Giving Tuesday

    Now that we're all full of Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie (or at least I am), and we've taken time to think about and thank God for all of the ways He's abundantly blessed us, we...

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  • 3 Benefits of Electronic Giving for Churches

    3 Benefits of Electronic Giving for Churches

    In August of 2015, Vanco Payment Solutions conducted an online survey of 1,002 U.S. Christian churchgoers. They created a report that details the survey’s findings about current attitudes toward...

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  • Maximize Your Office Space to Increase Productivity

    Maximize Your Office Space to Increase Productivity

    Achieving productivity in the church office may seem to be as elusive for you as a World Series victory is for the Chicago Cubs. But just as they showed everyone last night, it is actually possible.

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  • Practicing Good Stewardship in Marketing

    Practicing Good Stewardship in Marketing

    I was to write a blog on practicing good stewardship in marketing/advertising when I realized something. The best thing an organization can do to practice good stewardship in advertising is to...

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  • How Christians Can Waste Less

    How Christians Can Waste Less

    The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein. Psalm 24:1 The concept of stewardship is that everything we have is God's, temporarily given to us to take...

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  • Why Older Adults Prefer to Give Electronically

    Why Older Adults Prefer to Give Electronically

    Technology has changed so quickly over the last 20 years that many of us (at least those in my generation) have trouble remembering a time when it was not such a part of our daily lives. For...

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  • 5 Steps for Evaluating New Software Before You Buy

    5 Steps for Evaluating New Software Before You Buy

    Some people love to go shopping, but it is not one of my favorite activities, so I try to make it as quick as possible. I go in to the store, I get what I need, and I leave.  However, I am not...

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  • 3 Time-Saving Tools in Microsoft Outlook

    3 Time-Saving Tools in Microsoft Outlook

    Microsoft Outlook is arguably one of the most popular email clients available, especially for Windows users. It sure helps that it is part of the Microsoft Office suite that is standard for most...

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  • How to Swap Sticky Notes for Online To-Do Lists

    How to Swap Sticky Notes for Online To-Do Lists

    If I don’t write down that I have to do something, I will immediately forget it. No joke. Whether it’s homework assignments, work duties, or personal chores, if it doesn’t get written down, it...

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  • 5 Ideas to Increase Holiday Giving

    5 Ideas to Increase Holiday Giving

    Nonprofits, including churches, see a huge influx of donations and gifts during the month of December. With this in mind, it’s important for churches to talk about giving this time of year! This...

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  • How to Manage Church Office Tasks without a Pastor

    How to Manage Church Office Tasks without a Pastor

    When your church is without a pastor, it can feel like you're on a boat without a captain—sailing aimlessly and without direction. The church office might be the place where the pastor is missed...

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