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Reflecting on 2015, Looking Forward to 2016
Reflecting on 2015, Looking Forward to 2016

By: Zach Dawes
While many newspapers charge readers to access their online information, EthicsDaily.com provides free content for churches and people of faith. And we're able to do it with your financial support.

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Meeting Donor Expectations with Tangible Results
Meeting Donor Expectations with Tangible Results

By: Robert Parham
Donors to EthicsDaily.com want to know their gifts make a difference, that we're good stewards of what they entrust to us. Here are 10 tangible results you receive from your EthicsDaily.com donation.

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Doing Good With Christmas Shopping
Doing Good With Christmas Shopping

By: Robert Parham
Americans will soon spend billions of dollars during the frenzied Christmas shopping season. Why not spend some of that money in ways that will advance the common good?

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4 Responses for Church Leaders on Financial Giving
4 Responses for Church Leaders on Financial Giving

By: Matt Sapp
As more middle-class families feel the economy's squeeze, giving to church becomes a greater challenge. Sometimes, church leaders need to stop asking and start saying thank you louder and more often.

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Where Will Your Church Be When 2030 Arrives?
Where Will Your Church Be When 2030 Arrives?

By: Jerrod Hugenot
How has your church changed during the last 15 years, and where will your church be 15 years from now in 2030? That 15-year span may seem like an eternity, but churches must look forward and prepare to adapt.

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Nonprofits, Like Ethics Daily.com, Rely on Your Support
Nonprofits, Like Ethics Daily.com, Rely on Your Support

By: Zach Dawes
Using resources without supporting the organizations providing them is a growing challenge in many industries. And it has long been a challenge for local churches and faith-based nonprofits.

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Year-End Giving Options to Baptist Center for Ethics
Year-End Giving Options to Baptist Center for Ethics
Recognizing that charitable giving spikes in December, the Baptist Center for Ethics has turned more energetically this month to appealing for individual donor support through the use of social media.
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The Season of Generosity
We are driven by opposing forces. Small lives are ordered by the surface winds of selfishness, fear, and negativity. They are also driven by ingratitude and stingy spirits. On the other hand, great lives, gigantic in character and moral stature, are not affected by the surface concerns, but are driven by the deeper movements of God and the currents of faith. Those great souls are steered by a belief in God who always, always provides and who is calling us to be God’s partners in the kingdom God is seeking to bring.
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Helping Others is Both Free and Costly
Helping Others is Both Free and Costly
PORTA, the Albania House in Athens, Greece, gives away many free services because their clients can't afford them. But those free services still carry a great cost.
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Why Can't Churches Be More Like Pecan Trees?
Why Can't Churches Be More Like Pecan Trees?
Pecan trees on a church parking lot offer their treasure to anyone who collects them. The trees don't care about political party or race. What if churches would do the same?
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From His Hands Through Our Hands
Put plainly, everything we have comes from God – not just to our hands, but through our hands as we, like God, continue to be givers.
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The Heart of the Gospel
When you open your life to others and share your time, talents and resources, more people than you can count will open their hearts, homes and lives to you.
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Think Twice When You Find Buttons in Your Offering Plate
Think Twice When You Find Buttons in Your Offering Plate
Buttons in the offering plate? Surely, they have no value. We're quick to judge what has value. Why, for example, is the small-church pastor any less successful than the mega-church pastor?
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Finish What You Start
So consider, if you will, that anything we give – money, effort, time – to the ministry of Christ in this church is not simply giving. It is giving back to the One who gave everything to us.
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U.S. Jumps to Top of Charity Index
WASHINGTON (RNS) Americans: the most generous people in the world. In this season of giving, that’s no idle gloat.
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Giving for God’s Sake
God loves us so much that he sent Jesus to die for us, and I want to express my love back. What would be a fitting gift for a God like that?
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Giving for the World’s Sake
Are you a person with high standards? In what, you might ask. In anything. In your job, in the people you associate with in business, in your profession, in your school, what you expect from your children, the food that you eat, or the car that you drive. Do you have high standards or will you accept less than quality and excellence?
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Report: Small Churches Feeling Financial Squeeze
(RNS) Almost all U.S. churches witnessed a change in the financial giving they received in 2010 compared to 2009.
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Now That I Believe: I Give Joyfully
God wants us to give generously. If you read 1 Corinthians 9 and the surrounding passages that go with it, words like enlarge, surpassing, generous, and abounding, remind us of increasing giving and goodness. The model is God in Jesus Christ.
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God First
Paul makes it clear that many of the myths we have about money are misguided. Paul’s emphasis is not that we should give because of guilt – because we have to. Not with a grudge – because we ought to. But with grace – because we want to.
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Now That I Believe: I Give, Trusting God’s Abundance
Is the glass half empty or is it half full? Do we look at life as life being depleted and there is no more or do we remember all that God has done? All that God has and we even remember the words from the hymn, All that I have needed, thy hand has provided. Great is thy faithfulness Lord unto me.
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Family Feud
It was not uncommon in Jesus’ day for someone to approach a rabbi with a request to settle a dispute over money, though. Rabbis were experts in the Law and conflict management. The rich were less likely to seek out rabbis, however, because they had the resources to hire professional arbitrators.
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Now That I Believe: I Give As I Am Blessed
In the wisdom of God, he has given us the principle of tithing and proportional giving so that we might all participate as we have been blessed in the work of the kingdom. The one who had much still had, the one who had little still had, and all who gave were blessed equally.
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Some Religious Charities Receive More Despite Overall Drop
(RNS) Several of the nation’s largest religious charities reported increases in private support.
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Charity report: U.S. ties for fifth in global giving
(RNS) The U.S. tied with Switzerland for fifth place in a world giving index.
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Atheist Group to Raise Funds for Religious Charity
(RNS) An atheist foundation that seeks to foster charitable giving among nonbelievers is encouraging members to donate to a religious charity.
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Gospel's Minor Characters Play Major Roles
Gospel's Minor Characters Play Major Roles
There are people in the Gospels that we need to see clearly even though we might skip over them in casual reading. One was the widow who gave everything she had. She is a true model of discipleship.
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Life Among the Macedonians
Today, in Lima, Peru, one of the poorest sections of Peru, six people are there.  They were the ones who could go, but all of us together provide the means so that they can be there to tell people about Christ.  They can inoculate children.  I wish you could see the video of the place.  It is so tragic, but in the name of Christ, on your behalf and because of your generosity, they are there. 
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The Happiness Trap
Knowing Christ and participating in his work brings the joy and the gladness. Giving ourselves away in God’s name brings the happiness that we always wanted.
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At the Table: Bless
Let us receive the blessing of the good days and let us not fail to receive the blessing of the broken ones. My parents did not always bless in the way I wanted or needed, but they blessed as they were able and if I pay attention, I can see it and receive it.
At General Board meetings for American Baptist Churches last week, General Secretary Roy Medley said, “There may be a global recession in the economy, but there is no global recession of human need.” Economic distress gives us an opportunity to recognize the true blessings of our lives, the abundance of them, and to become the blessings for others that bring good and God into their lives, into this world.
 
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A Great Investment on Just Pennies A Day
A little over a year ago, the Missions Committee offered a small way we can impact our community. They sponsored "piggy banks" for each Sunday school class asking for loose change offerings to benefit God's Pantry.
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