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Paul G. Hill,
M.Div, D.Min, Associate
For more than 35 years Paul has served in executive and educational leadership.
Abundance
Was I really, in a gathering of congregational leaders? On Tuesday, February 7, 2017 I had to ask myself that question. We had gathered to evaluate the results of the fall, 2016 stewardship campaigns of the twelve congregations that had covenanted to walk together through the program we call Stewardship for All Seasons. I knew the program would lead to growth. I was overwhelmed at what I was hearing. My previous experience as congregation leaders gathered to talk about financial giving was a focus on scarcity. There was lamenting about layoffs, cutbacks, and mission going unfunded.  Without exception on February 7, 2017 that was not the story! Two congregations had members pledge more to the ministry for the next year than the total giving for the previous year without consideration of the non-pledging households.  Several congregations experienced numerous givers who had provided gifts of less than $5 per week in 2016 who pledged $30, $40, or more per week in 2017. Three congregations saw pledged revenue increase more than 22%.  Four congregations experienced the number of families pledging increase by more than 20%. Mission support, that is gifts from these congregations to their judicatory increased by at least $30,000 for the coming year.  Mission support from these same congregations had been on a downward trajectory in the years prior to our work together. These congregations exceeded their goals.  They far exceeded my expectations.  What had been a scarcity mentality for the church was now being described in terms of abundance and significant ministry into the future. I was in awe.  This was a vision I had hoped for.  This year, I was blessed to see it become a reality, at least for these 12 congregations. We do have a God of abundance.  With vision and quality work, we can live into that abundance.  What a blessing this was to hear about what God would be able to do through these congregations in the year ahead. Mike Ward   Mike Ward CFRE, M. Div., Partner Click here to view my GSB website
GSB Case Studies
In our more than three decades working with charities and churches on fundraising and development, we’ve helped hundreds of organizations overcome challenges to success. Click “Read More” to access case studies of clients we’ve guided through treacherous terrain.