From the Desk of Our Executive Director

From the Desk of Our Executive Director

Welcome to another edition of the Stewardship Journal. We exist to help you establish and maintain a culture of generosity based on biblical principles. Each week we focus on stewardship-related topics, providing you with help and answers that will increase giving at your church. Here is what is in this edition.

Is your attendance back to pre-Covid levels? Our lead post, entitled The Attendance Challenge, reports on the decline in church attendance across the country. Is this a result of the pandemic or other factors? What does that mean for local churches, and more importantly, what can be done about this? You’ll find these points and more shared in this post. This article won’t get your attendance back to where it was but it will put you on the path to recovering your lost attendance.

Here is a preview of the rest of this week’s Stewardship Journal.

Mark Brooks, The Stewardship Coach, continues our look at church attendance by asking this question, “How is your attendance?” He addresses the attendance issue in America in his post on 7 Keys for Adjusting to the Post-Covid Attendance. You will find his seven keys challenging and thought-provoking.

This week’s Bonus Section is entitled The Essential Tools for an Easter Digital Giving Strategy. Yes, believe it or not, Easter is just around the corner. You’ll see more in the Journal in the next few weeks about how to use Easter effectively. This post shares with you the tools you need to reach this 21st-century world we live in.

The Offering As Our Valentine is this week’s Mission and Ministry offering talk. The talk reminds attendees that Valentine’s Day is around the corner. It compares what Americans spend on Valentine’s Day and challenges people to give an offering of love as our Valentine’s gift to God.

Would you like to write for the Journal? We are working to fill out our 2023 writing schedule and would love to hear from you. If you have something you feel would benefit others in our state, let us know. We can help you edit that story, thought, or post. Your thoughts could be exactly what another pastor needs. If you are interested, contact Rob Phillips at We would love to hear from you!

Advancing the Gospel!

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Dr. John Yeats

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