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3 Effective Ways to Grow Ministry Income This Summer

3 Effective Ways to Grow Ministry Income This Summer

Nonprofit fundraisers often agree with country artist Alan Jackson, and legendary rockers The Who, The Beach Boys, and Blue Cheer. They all wail: "There ain’t no cure for the summertime blues!" But there’s no cure needed—just a good summertime plan. Grow Your Ministry's Income This Summer Here are three effective ways to grow your ministry income this summer: Allow Time for Everything to Take Twice As Long "I'm gonna raise a fuss, I'm gonna raise a holler About a workin' all summer just to try to earn a dollar" Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart wrote Summertime Blues and Cochran first released the song in 1958 when it peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The songwriting duo could have easily wrote these lyrics about fundraising. Summer can take all the fun from fundraising—except for those who plan for persistence. Put simply, without persistence summer fundraising fails. When you plan your summer fundraising schedule, allow for all majo ...Read more »
America’s Most and Least Bible-Minded Cities

America’s Most and Least Bible-Minded Cities

How does your city rate on Bible-mindedness? 

Barna and American Bible Society researched 96 major U.S. cities on Bible-mindedness over seven years. The area where I live is #27, but many of the areas where I work are much farther down the list.  There are some surprises, too.

City Ranking
Dallas 27
Atlanta 28
Knoxville 1
Tulsa 36
Houston 39
Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA 8
Orlando/Daytona, FL 64
Seattle-Tacoma, WA 69
Los Angeles, CA 68
New York City, NY 85
Providence, RI/New Bedford, MA 96
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