Resources to Accelerate Kingdom Impact
Resources to Accelerate Kingdom Impact

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February 8, 2017 Blog
When it comes to developing strategies for encouraging generosity in church members, we often live in tension between Matthew 6:25 and Luke 14:28: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you...
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January 18, 2017 Blog
Greetings, I am excited to introduce RSI Church Solutions! This website and brand name represent a new chapter in the life of our 40-plus-year-old company. More than a fresh skin, this evolution of the RSI...
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December 14, 2016 Blog
We are excited to announce our own Joel Mikell has published his first post with Voices on Stewardship, a content channel that offers inspiration, guidance and resources to churches of all sizes to help them...
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December 14, 2016 Blog
As much as 20-30% of a church’s annual operating budget is donated during the month of December. Needless to say, reminding people to donate this time of year is important, and email is one of...
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December 7, 2016 Blog
The 2016 State of the Plate Report was released last week, and it exposed a number of things about the current landscape of church giving in America. Roughly 1,600 pastors, church leaders, and lay people...
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November 21, 2016 Blog
  If we could pick out one big idea that has emerged in 2016, it’s that the world feels more uncertain than ever. Churches that are growing or wanting to grow amid this chaos live...
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November 9, 2016 Blog
Most church leaders would agree that discipleship and spiritual growth happens best in a personal relationship between a church and its members. Every person who walks through the door deserves to be noticed and engaged...
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October 19, 2016 Blog
I had the privilege of meeting Kevin Lee almost one year ago. Vanco Payments had just launched a blog and reached out for me to provide a few guest posts. That was the first time I...
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October 19, 2016 Blog
RSI recently had the opportunity to attend Exponential West, a yearly church planting conference. Exponential helps church leaders multiply their churches in communities where the Gospel is sorely needed. Church leaders we met had a...
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October 12, 2016 Blog
Two weeks ago, we gathered the most important findings from the Atlas of Giving mid-year report and the Philanthropy Outlook for 2016 and 2017 and summarized them in this post. This week, we want to...
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October 5, 2016 Blog
Vision-driven capital campaigns are all the rage, just like annual pledge drives and “Prove the Tithe” events were a generation ago. But my problem with hanging the success of your next financial campaign on vision...
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September 28, 2016 Blog
Whether you’re considering a capital campaign or want to improve stewardship efforts at your church, it’s important to recognize that success hinges on more than strategy alone. The economy, the political and social climate surrounding...
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September 21, 2016 Blog
Funding God-inspired vision is always spiritual before it is financial. Capital campaigns are powerful opportunities to take the temperature of where your church is spiritually and to then move believers into deeper relationship with God....
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September 14, 2016 Blog
If you’ve walked your church through a capital campaign in the past, it can be easy to believe you can follow the same procedures and get similar results today. While the capital campaign might be...
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September 7, 2016 Blog
If you’ve been a pastor for any length of time, you’ve likely led your church through a capital campaign. But what if there’s something holding you back from making the impact you believe God is...
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August 31, 2016 Blog
Funding ministry is significantly different, and often times more difficult, than it was 20 years ago. Attitudes around giving have changed. Tithing is no longer the norm. In fact, overall charitable giving increased by 4.6%...
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August 24, 2016 Blog
You have a vision for your ministry that requires additional funding. A capital campaign can be an incredible opportunity to call people into deeper levels of commitment and generosity. However, without the proper planning and...
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August 19, 2016 Blog
We’re officially 30 days away from the end of the year. Implementing a year-end giving appeal is an excellent strategy for churches because this is the time of year when a majority of your church...
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August 19, 2016 Blog
The spirit of giving is everywhere at Christmas – and it’s beautiful to see. Now more than any other time of year, people are looking for ways to give back, help those in need, and...
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August 18, 2016 Blog
This week we’ll be joining Church Executive Magazine for a live round table discussion to discuss “Demystifying Data.” Tune into the free webinar on Thursday June 30 at 11 AM EST to hear stewardship experts...
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August 17, 2016 Blog
You didn’t get into ministry because you enjoyed asking people for money from the platform. And yet, sometimes that seems like the only option in order to fully-fund the work your church is doing. If...
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August 13, 2016 Blog
You may feel apprehensive about changing the ritual practices associated with church giving. It’s understandable. We’ve done it the way we’ve done it for a long time. But the truth is, in the decades that...
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August 10, 2016 Blog
Ministry is more than just numbers. But once your church gets larger than a small group, it’s difficult to engage people in a personal way. Even if you were a superhero, it would be a...
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July 27, 2016 Blog
Integrating your e-Giving software with your ChMS is like moving from black and white television to technicolor. It gives you a much fuller picture of your church giving. When all of that data comes together,...
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July 20, 2016 Blog
It has always been a challenge for church leadership to stay connected with the congregation between Sundays. But technology gives us the opportunity to stay on the same page, and technology based communications — websites,...
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