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Not Your Parents' Offering Plate

A New Vision for Financial Stewardship
  • By Dr. J. Clif Christopher
  • Foreword by Rev. Dr. Mike Slaughter
A New Vision for Financial Stewardship
  • By Dr. J. Clif Christopher
  • Foreword by Rev. Dr. Mike Slaughter
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A completely revised edition of Christopher’s classic, updated with new material.

People don’t give to church because we don’t offer them a compelling vision of the good their giving will achieve.

Hearing a young attorney speak of the faithbased reasons for which he had just made a substantial monetary gift to a community youth center, Clif Christopher asked the speaker if he would consider making a similar contribution to the congregation of which he was an active member. “Lord, no they would not know what to do with it” was the answer. That, in a nutshell, describes the problem churches are facing in their stewardship efforts, says Christopher. Unlike leading nonprofit agencies and institutions, we too often fail to convince potential givers that their gifts will have impact and significance. In this book, Christopher lays out the main reasons for this failure to capture the imagination of potential givers, including our frequent failure simply to ask.

Written with the needs of pastors and stewardship teams in mind, Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate provides immediate, practical guidance to all who seek to help God’s people be better stewards of their resources.

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A completely revised edition of Christopher’s classic, updated with new material.

J. Clif Christopher knows what people think as they pass the offering plate. “We give to lots of charities—I don’t need to donate to the church.” Chances are, many who sit in your congregation think the same thing. Christopher, a former pastor, has consulted with hundreds of churches helping them to discover that people don’t give because we fail to capture their imagination with a compelling vision of the good their giving will achieve. In this book, he shows how to demonstrate the impact of financial gifts and offers realistic guidance on how to ask individuals to increase their giving. His instruction is a perfect read for pastors and stewardship teams.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781501804922
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • ISBN 13: 9781501804922
    • Strategic Partners: Episcopal
    • Publication Date: 05/01/2015
    • Format: Paperback
    • Page Count: 144
    • Author: Dr. J. Clif Christopher
    • Author: Rev. Dr. Mike Slaughter
    • Width: 5.40 inches
    • Height: 0.30 inches
    • Length: 8.40 inches
    • Weight: 6.40 pounds
    • SKU: 9781501804939
    • Manufacturer: Abingdon Press
    • ISBN 13: 9781501804939
    • Publication Date: 04/22/2015
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • Page Count: 144
    • Author: Dr. J. Clif Christopher
    • Author: Rev. Dr. Mike Slaughter
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 1.00 pounds
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