Join me in Indianapolis – November 9th

Join me in Indy for: “Build Your Church’s Generosity Before Building Your Church“ Nov. 9th, from 9:30am-12:30pm.   For far too long churches have accepted their default giving patterns and cultures. Church leaders have relied on giving principles that are dated and overused. The minds and motivations of givers today have changed dramatically. If churches […]

Four Observations from Spring Church Capital Campaigns

The variety of churches/environments that I get to serve makes my work so much fun. In this past season of church capital campaigns, that variety brought great opportunity and significance to the vision fulfillment. There were four major takeaways from this season that affirmed much of the emphasis I try to make with church leaders […]

Six Reasons People Do Not Give to Your Church’s Mission

Through our adventures in generosity with churches of all sizes and locations, we have discovered five significant themes behind a lack of giving. Pastor, your response to them may require a pastoral moment, a teaching moment, a blessing, or a hard conversation. Lead these people on a path to discovering the joy and blessing of […]

Transparency in Your Generosity Journey

Nothing can replace authenticity, and everyone can tell when it’s missing. When pastors share their own journey toward generosity, their congregations tend to follow their lead. One pastor we worked with led a large suburban congregation. His income level was typical for a pastor, far from extravagant, and his children were just beginning to look […]

5 Reasons Why a Year-End Giving Strategy Should Be Your #1 Priority

The most immediate benefit of a year- end giving project is, of course, increased giving. We can all celebrate this result… but planning this initiative with care and executing it with excellence will add far more value. So why is this project such a high priority? It prompts spiritual growth. The intersection of faith and […]

Inspire Your Church to Give by Starting With Why

Leaders move fast. Leaders get stuff done. Leaders solve problems and point the way. But leaders also often talk about the solutions and new direction long before others else even realize a problem exists. They start with the “what” and not the “why.” I personally experienced this phenomenon while repairing a section of my backyard […]