From Bill Easum

The normal experience when a church moves from the Fall to the Spring is for income to increase 8% the first year.  People have more money in their pockets after tax returns and are in a better mood in the Spring than in the Fall.

From one of our listserves

We have changed to a Spring Campaign (see Easum and others for the wisdom) it works. We saw a 28% increase in pledged amount this last year which more than covered the budget increase. We had the five purposes given during worship with a Minute for our Mission delivered to highlight the area for the five weeks between Easter and Pentecost when we celebrate the sharing of God’s gifts to us in the Holy Spirit and our gifts to God to support the ministry of the spirit (pledge Sunday) We invite folks to bring their pledge cards to the altar as a dedication as a part of the service.