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Erika Soerens

Erika Soerens serves as Marketing & Events Specialist for Aspen Group. In this role, she coordinates Aspen’s live and virtual events and plays a key part in creating and managing projects for the Marketing team.

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Church Culture | Community Impact

Weathering the Financial Effects of COVID-19 on Your Church Budget

By: Erika Soerens
May 14, 2020

Churches have experienced economic downturns, natural disasters, and more. But previous to COVID-19 hitting the U.S., there has never been a period in modern history when faith communities have been unable to gather and church operations are so badly disrupted as they are today. This disruption has affected every aspect of church life, including giving toward the general fund—every church’s revenue mainstay.

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Church Culture | Community Impact

How to Handle Online Offerings at Church: Best Practices from Stewardship Specialists

By: Erika Soerens
May 07, 2020

When the COVID-19 crisis forced houses of worship to close their doors, most churches quickly adapted and pivoted to doing online church. According to a Barna/Gloo’s Church Pulse Weekly poll in mid-April, only 3% of the 875 pastors were not doing church services online. Pastors have had to adjust their preaching style to accommodate moving from a big platform to speaking to their flock on a small screen. Churches have also had to learn how to handle the offering moment virtually.

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Making Space for Millennials Executive Summary

Making Space for Millennials Executive Summary

Discover the impact Millennials' values, allegiances, and assumptions will have on your church.