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How to increase generosity in your church: ask!

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

 

How to increase generosity in your church: ask!

 

Do you want people in your church to show more generosity? Do you want them to give more to the church and beyond? It's important to start with yourself. But it takes more than being generous to cultivate generous givers. Take another step: ask them to give.

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Pastors, do you struggle with supervising staff?

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

Are you struggling with a challenging employee? Are you looking for a new employee? Most pastors have next to no trainAre you struggling with a challenging employee? Are you looking for a new employee? Most pastors have next to no training in hiring and supervising staff. I know I didn't. Managing staff is an essential skill for church leaders. Here are ten things I've learned about supervision at church.

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March 14, 2017

How to disarm church antagonists: don’t take them so seriously

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

Are you struggling with an antagonist in your church? How we respond to those who seem to be threatening us can be as critical as any inherent threat in them.
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November 30, 2016

What is your purpose this Advent?

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

It’s not too late to consider your purpose at church this Advent. Take five minutes and think about it. You’ll be less stressed and have a more meaningful experience.
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November 08, 2016

Can’t keep up? Nine ways to simplify your ministry

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

Fall is well underway. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Ministry is hard work, but there are ways to make it easier. Here are nine ideas to make your ministry (a little) simpler.
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October 25, 2016

Three reasons to love asking people to give

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

When you provide leadership in stewardship at church, you do essential work.Here are three reasons to love asking people to give.
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July 13, 2016

Doing nothing: an essential spiritual practice for church leaders

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

It's important, especially for church leaders, to do nothing every day, every week and every year.
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June 01, 2016

Warning: being nice in ministry can be a problem

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

Are you too nice? Being nice won't take you through a whole career in ministry, and it won't help you help your church reach its potential.
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May 13, 2016

7 Things Your Church Doesn’t Need to Hear You Say about Money

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

Here’s a list of things your people don’t need to hear you say. I’ve said most of them over the years, or some version of them. But I think I was mistaken.
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April 19, 2016

Are You Looking Up Enough?

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

Looking up at the sky (literally!) can help you get perspective on your ministry.