Culture of Generosity
Living Ordinary Mercy
When you imagine yourself Living Mercy, what comes to mind first? Do you think of the saints who gave up everything for a life of poverty or service to the… Read More
Culture of Generosity
Creating a Culture of Generosity
When I hear the word stewardship, I think of money…and I bet most of you do as well. But stewardship is more than fundraising and fundraisers. A good steward connections… Read More
Culture of Generosity
The Risen Christ in Me Sees the Suffering Christ in You
With Thanksgiving upon us, I wanted to give you the chance to reflect on the ways gratitude can lead us to “live mercy”. In today’s episode, I sit down with… Read More
Clear Path to Discipleship
3 Key Characteristics of a Missional Community
*All quotes taken from Fr. Scott Hastings This week, we went more in-depth on The Big Goal by asking Fr. Scott Hastings to break down the 3 Key Characteristics of… Read More
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EquipCast 14: Church Money - Raising Givers
As a young associate, Fr. Lorig asked Fr. (now Bishop) Hanefeldt, “As a priest, am I supposed to tithe?” Fr. Hanefeldt responded, “You know? The more I give, the more… Read More
Culture of Generosity
ChurchMoney: Raising Givers
By Fr. Jeff Lorig, Pastoral Services I once said to the Archbishop that it doesn’t take money to spread the Gospel. I think I’m wrong or at least only a… Read More
Culture of Generosity
EquipCast 5: Funding the Mission with Tact and Grace
Without a Sunday collection, parishes are wondering how to ask for money in order to keep the lights on and pay the staff. Shannan’s advice, “It’s not actually about paying… Read More
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When the Lights Go Out
By Kara Wesely, Stewardship and Development Office Stewardship & Development professionals often hear and say the phrase ‘donations keep the lights on.’ Depending on which way you lean, you either… Read More
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Grateful Reflection Before Invitation
By Tony Lamar, Stewardship and Development Office Everything is a Gift Encouraging legacy giving is the focus of my position in the Stewardship and Development office. However, it’s about so much… Read More
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6 Steps to Outcome Oriented Encounters: A Strategy for Cultivating Donors and Engaging Disciples
by Tom Crowley, Stewardship and Development Office “Talk little, listen a lot, say just enough, and always look people in the eye.” – Pope Francis — A Man of His… Read More
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Will your Catholic School stay open?
By Tim Bogatz, Stewardship and Development Office Does your parish and school have an endowment? Msgr. Cyril J. Werner dedicated much of his life to Catholic education. Having served many… Read More