Church leaders education resources
Everence recommends the following educational resources to help you and your congregation practice better Christian stewardship.
Church Reporting Made Easy
The 2017 edition of Church Reporting Made Easy, from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, contains valuable ideas to help lay leaders and/or church treasurers become more informed about legal issues related to clergy compensation and benefits. Included is a page listing the 10 biggest tax mistakes churches make.
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Ministers' Taxes Made Easy
The 2017 edition of Ministers' Taxes Made Easy, from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, features information about key elements such as housing allowances, compensation and fringe benefits, business and professional expenses, and income and Social Security taxes.
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ReImagine Generosity resources are practical tools to help you unleash generosity in your church. We offer three in-a-box campaigns designed to walk congregations on a path from transactional to relational to sacrificial generosity.
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30 Days of Generosity
Do members of your congregation know every financial decision they make is also a spiritual one? Encouraging their hearts to give generously can be a challenge. This 4-week interactive guide for your church members engages the hearts and minds of your church family.
Intro | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4
Congregational Stewardship Resource Manual
This web-based manual, for church treasurers and other church leaders, is intended to provide resources to help your congregation better navigate many of the stewardship opportunities and challenges in today's world. Because it is an electronic based resource it will be regularly updated and expanded as requests come from persons like you who take the time to follow its development. Download this document.
Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity
This training seminar helps pastors and their leadership teams rethink their role in congregational finances and awaken a spirit of generosity within their communities. Everence and Lake Institute are partnering to offer this seminar to congregations at an affordable cost. Download the seminar overview for more details.
Firstfruits: A Stewardship Guide for Church Leaders
The biggest challenge the church will face is not a matter of doctrine, but one more practical: How will we handle our wealth? In this guide, Robert C. Heerspink offers inspiring, provocative and challenging counsel for transforming thoughtless givers into thankful believers who are rich in giving to God and others. Heerspink has served as a pastor and frequent speaker at stewardship conferences. He serves as director of Back to God Ministries International, associated with the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Find more information at their website.
Ministry and Money
Interactive education for pastors and church leaders, Ministry and Money sessions aim to help congregations be more intentional about promoting Christian stewardship. It’s an educational opportunity that prepares pastors and church leaders to guide the people in their pews. Download this document.
Year-Round Congregational Stewardship: Six Best Practices
A guide to help congregational leaders assess the stewardship initiatives they currently have in place as well as areas that may not be reflected now in your congregation’s stewardship plan. Download this document.