Early in my tenure, we were at the brink of financial ruin. Through dramatic changes in our spending, and God’s provision through estate gifts, we gradually moved away from that brink and steadily progressed into the strong financial position we hold today.
Most of the bequest gifts we...Read More »
How do we build generosity? It starts with an evaluation of your present situation. First, you need to calculate your unit giving. Take your total giving on a Sunday and divide it by the number of adults. The average-per-person giving for an average church is between $12 to $24. Now, when we...Read More »
"I wish we just had more money.” I have heard many pastors say that very thing. The reality is, ministry and money go hand-in-hand. Pastors often feel under the gun to generate more money to help fund more ministry initiatives. Most pastors aren't lacking vision as much as they are funding...Read More »
Haiti has received a lot of aid for a lot of years. Has it made any difference? What are the answers for its long-term problems of poverty and lack of education? Converge believes God can provide these answers as churches and individuals follow the call of God to invest in the people and nation...Read More »
When Julie and Kevin Hanford started an Orphan Care Ministry at Cascade Church, Monroe, Washington, in December 2014, they knew it wasn’t all they were going to do. Pastor Nate Hettinga and his wife Amy...Read More »
by Sheldon Erickson
On my first visit to Haiti, a young man walked up and introduced himself, saying in deeply accented English, “Hello, I am Robenson. How are you?” Like most Haitians, Robenson is friendly. But like few, he asked for nothing but my friendship.
Robenson’s...Read More »
When Abby Shue celebrated her ninth birthday in November, she had a chicken party. But it wasn't just a cute theme, there was a purpose -- to donate chickens to families in Ethiopia.
When Abby's brother was 4 years old, he bought ducks through World Vision. Two years ago he...
Pastor Tyson Priest presenting donation check to firefighters, February 2014
The Lapel Stony Creek Fire Territory located in Lapel, Indiana, needed a new station. With the current structure falling in around them, they began a fundraising campaign for new construction.
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