We recommend to pastors and church leaders that you take the time to "step out" your congregational giving this year. Using a chart like the one in the photo (from Herb Miller's Grow1 Stewardship Program), you can easily see how people are supporting the church as well as challenge members to consider moving up a step. Many congregations share the concern that only a few members are generating most of the church's gifts; at a recent conference we heard from a pastor whose church has 10% of the members giving 45% of its budget. Analyzing the giving through steps can help church leaders identify opportunities for growth in generosity as well as give the congregation a simple and clear picture of their contributions. If you would like to learn more about ways to look at your church's giving with fresh eyes, please contact Chi-Chi Messick, MMFA Vice President (firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.722.7923).