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Cokesbury Partners with Technology Firm to Maximize Stewardship

Contact: Nancy Lawson, 901-230-5200

NASHVILLE, Aug. 18, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Cokesbury, the retail division of The United Methodist Publishing House, today announced its strategic partnership with NCS Services, Inc. This joint venture will offer technology-based stewardship services provided through NCS Services, Inc., to all Cokesbury customers. NCS supplies web-based solutions in the areas of online and text giving, giving kiosks, online registrations and payment processing to over 2,400 faith-based nonprofits.

Doug Wright, President and CEO of NCS Services, Inc. said "We have enjoyed a long successful relationship with Cokesbury. I feel that this new partnership will greatly enhance our ability to continue promoting stewardship services to all existing and future Cokesbury customers. Helping churches to better achieve or exceed their budgets with this new set of donation and communication tools will provide an enormous positive impact on their ministries."

"Cokesbury is pleased to partner with NCS Services to offer online giving to our customers. We know that electronic giving is quickly becoming one of the primary ways that church members support both short-term needs and long-range funding to minister to the local and global communities they serve. We look forward to growing our partnership as we aid the church in financing its mission and ministry," expressed Audrey Kidd, Chief Revenue and Customer Experience Officer of Cokesbury.

About NCS Services, Inc.
NCS Services provides a broad range of stewardship solutions developed by church people, for church people, and designed to increase donations for churches, schools and nonprofits internationally, with an average increase of 20%. NCS Services is the only company that provides a dedicated Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) whose primary goal is to help churches increase participation and donations. NCS Services, Inc. corporate headquarters is located in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, visit www.ncsservices.org.

About Cokesbury
Cokesbury is the retail and customer services arm of The United Methodist Publishing House, which serves more than 11 million church members worldwide, with books, Bible, Curriculum, worship resources, and church supplies. Cokesbury also serves as the lead retail outlet for other major denominations, including the Episcopal Church and The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Cokesbury offers more than 200,000 products to congregations through the website www.Cokesbury.com. For additional information, visit www.cokesbury.com.