Posted on November 25, 2017 by LPi - Everyday Stewardship
This is a guest post from Chuck Frost.
Frederic Ozanam was a law student at the University of the Sorbonne in the 1830’s. During his time at the university, Frederic started a discussion club composed of Catholics, atheists, and agnostics. They met to discuss the issues of the day and often these meetings turned into lively and heated debates. During one meeting, Frederic spoke about Christianity’s role in civilization and while some of his detractors acknowledged the good that Christians had done in the past, one of the group members pointedly asked Frederic: “Let us be frank, Mr. Ozanam; let us also be very particular. What do you do besides talk to prove the faith you claim is in you?”
Posted on November 24, 2017 by LPi - LPi News
LPI’s Tracy Earl Welliver was on the road again in November providing a variety of stewardship events and services to parishes across the United States.
First, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee hosted the Spirituality of Stewardship Conference for Leaders for close to 700 people from across the region on November 3rd and 4th. Tracy spoke at four sessions on the topic of bringing young people into a stewardship way of life. He emphasized that our youth are the Church of today and not just of tomorrow. The Body of Christ needs all parts, regardless of age, if it is to truly preach the Gospel effectively to the world. He urged the participants to make clear to our youth that we need them just as much as they need the Church.
Posted on November 14, 2017 by LPi - LPi News
The life of an everyday steward is a life for all. Hundreds of Utah Catholics unpacked a stewardship spirituality over the course of three days this October. The stewardship presentation featured a series of workshops offered by LPi’s Tracy Earl Welliver.
Read the full article from Intermountain Catholic, a weekly newsletter serving the Catholic Church in Utah, here.
Posted on November 10, 2017 by LPi - LPi News
LPis commitment to cutting edge CRM technology was confirmed this week. Thousands of tech-savvy developers, marketers, and business owners converged in San Francisco November 6-9 for Dreamforce, the premier conference for the Salesforce platform. LPi was among them.
Posted on November 6, 2017 by LPi - Catholic Tech Talk
Giving Tuesday has been around long enough that most of your parishioners have heard of it. It’s a great opportunity to create a giving campaign for your parish on an online platform or mobilize your parishioners to donate to causes you all care about. If you want to invite your parishioners into the #iGiveCatholic movement this holiday season, here are some ideas.
Posted on November 3, 2017 by LPi - LPi News
At LPi, we believe that not only do vibrant parishes matter, but so does a vibrant Church. This Giving Tuesday we are pleased to partner with three Catholic nonprofits doing good across the world. On this global day of charity, LPi is collecting donations and matching your generosity dollar for dollar. $10 becomes $20. $100 becomes $200.
Learn more about the organizations in their own words.
Posted on November 2, 2017 by LPi - LPi News
Sharing Stewardship in Utah
October 24th ended a three-day Everyday Stewardship parish mission at St. George Catholic Church in St. George, Utah. LPI’s Tracy Earl Welliver began the event by speaking at all the weekend Masses about how our baptism places an indelible mark on us claiming us for Christ. We have to ask the question, “What do we really own and what owns us?” Hopefully we can answer with conviction that we have offered all to God and that we belong to Him.
Posted on October 30, 2017 by LPi - LPi News
In early 2017 LPI announced the acquisition of the merchant portfolio of Yapstone’s ParishPay online giving solution. In simpler terms, we took possession of all the data for the churches, contacts, giving opportunities, and donors along with all related financial information. We did not acquire their software or technical infrastructure.
The move to WeShare provides many advantages to our new clients:
- Event management with registration and payment features
- A mobile platform for easy donor access and management
- A donor system that integrates to most church management systems
- An Engagement Manage dedicated to individual parishes
- Professional promotional materials to further engage the donor community
- LPI is a single source provider for digital, print, service and branding solutions
Posted on October 21, 2017 by LPi - Advent Reflections
Last year, parishes across North America gave out the printed booklet, Everyday Stewardship Advent 2016. It featured a reflection for each day, followed by a daily stewardship challenge. We received great feedback and were happy to enrich the lives of many during this season of preparation.
THIS YEAR, Everyday Stewardship Advent 2017 will be entirely ONLINE! You will be able to access the daily reflections and challenges right in this spot. In addition, you will be able to sign-up for a daily email receiving the reflection, challenge, and link to the online site for social media sharing. All content will be brand new for 2017 and written by Tracy Earl Welliver. Sign up today!
In the meantime, check out the book, Everyday Stewardship: Reflections for the Journey, and the booklet, Everyday Stewardship Way of the Cross, by clicking here.
Posted on October 19, 2017 by LPi - Catholic Tech Talk
When it comes to control over the finances, some parishes like to be in direct control of what comes in. Directly operating your church’s merchant account may bring you financial gifts faster, but the process comes with some inherent risks.