"excel in this grace of giving" (2 Cor. 8:7)

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Why follow up?

Good follow-up is a blend of efficient administration and personal engagement. Why? Because good stewardship is not just about releasing the gift but nurturing the giver. We value all responses by thanking people promptly and responding to requests personally. We don't isolate responses from the relationships that are at the heart of the church.
Stewardship, as Keith Tondeur notes, is not about raising money but about raising people in the likeness of Jesus. Each response is not simply a financial transaction but a small but significant part of our personal transformation. We don't want just to secure the gift, we want to grow the giver and build people’s relationships with the church. Those who respond should know and feel that their new commitment releases resources for the church and renewed discipleship for them personally.