Getting into the Spirit of Year-round Stewardship

Posted by Jim Kreller

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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We're just past the midpoint of both the summer and the year, and church leaders like you stand at a crossroads for stewardship.

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Positive energy drives increased summer generosity

Posted by Kevin Lee

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Fewer people may be around this summer, but there is still a lot of positive energy coming from your church. Keeping everyone up to speed on your activities and events is important for building a thriving ministry and creating a congregation of cheerful givers.

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e-Giving Options Work Throughout Your Community

Posted by Jim Kreller

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 16, 2016 1:00:00 PM

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As spring turns to summer and attendance at worship services takes its temporary seasonal drop, your ministry and your need for funds to support it are still keeping their regular pace.

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Five things you can do to create cheerful givers

Posted by Jan Jasmin

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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How often do we hear or say that God loves a cheerful giver? We know as church members that it’s important to give to fund the church’s ministry, and many of us draw satisfaction from making a gift. But as church leaders, is there more you can do to make giving to your church an experience that your congregation goes about cheerfully?

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The intersection of traditional and electronic giving

Posted by Kevin Lee

[fa icon="calendar'] May 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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When people began giving money to churches in the 1800s, the change coincided with the general use of cash and checks in our industrialized nation. Commerce involved the passing of these representations of money between people and banks. But something happened around 70 years ago that moved society into a new phase of commerce – the creation of the charge card.

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Solving the Giving Puzzle: Finding a Window into Members’ Generosity

Posted by Jim Kreller

[fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2016 2:00:00 PM

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The church giving puzzle has many solutions, but electronic options have fast become an important part of them.

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A Proper Invitation to Give: 6 Questions to Explore

Posted by Sally Grantham

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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This article was written by Sally Grantham of ACS Technologies. Sally is Texas-raised and loves real cloth napkins, handwritten thank you notes, monograms and helping churches further their work through increased giving.

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Choosing the right mix for church giving

Posted by Jim Kreller

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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You may believe your church should only offer traditional giving — write a check and put it in a pledge envelope, or contribute cash to the collection plate — because that’s the way it’s always been done.

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Five Ways to Inspire Giving Throughout The Year

Posted by John Gilman II

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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We welcome John Gilman II of ACS Technologies to the Vanco blog. John is the Senior Director of Marketing and is chiefly responsible for Marketing’s overall corporate strategy and direction. He has traveled the world many times over working with some of America’s top brands and prominent non-profit ministries.

John is passionate about helping the church make disciples and is an avid religious servant at his church. Through his work with ACS Technologies and his passion for Christ, John is surrounded by many pastors who have shared with him the joys and struggles around giving in the church. But, with the right amount of effort and encouragement, he’s seen the power giving can have on the community.

With the big Christmas and Easter giving seasons now behind us and tax deadlines looming, giving is probably not on top of church members’ minds right now.

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Don’t Miss Out on the Generosity of Easter Visitors

Posted by Jim Kreller

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 22, 2016 4:00:00 PM

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Average church attendance goes up nearly 50 percent at Easter, which certainly creates its share of challenges for churches. But your occasional visitors appreciate your hospitality and often show their gratitude by giving more than regular members.

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