Celebrating Spiritual Development with Year-End Giving

Givers have certain universal expectations. They expect to be listened to, treated with respect, and never taken for granted. Within a Year-End Giving project, you will be asking people to give financially. This is not something people in your church are naturally inclined to do. You want to ensure you honor your givers and potential givers. […]

What word do you use for Generosity?

Stewardship? Tithing? Generosity? Giving? Or maybe you don’t talk about it at all. Coaching churches in different cultures and contexts in different parts of the country keeps the lexicon full of variances. The same word can have different meanings in different churches. Different words can have the same meaning in different churches. But the theme […]

How Should Multisite Churches Approach Capital Campaigns?

Most multisite churches have one giving initiative for the entire church and all the campuses participate in it. On occasion, a church might have a reason to do a giving initiative for a specific campus, but generally they have one main initiative for the entire church. The success of any giving initiative, and especially one […]

Seven Tips for Launching a Church Multisite Strategy

This is an excerpt from the Leadership Network/Generis Church Multisite Scorecard. You can download the full report for more great insights on church multisite and the impact on generosity.   Seven Tips for Launching a Church Multisite Strategy For those starting their first additional site, what are the concerns you have to address from a financial standpoint? […]

How has the church multisite strategy changed the generosity conversation?

How Generis Helps Multisite Churches How has the development of multisite changed the generosity conversation? How has multisite changed your (Generis) approach over the last decade? Multisite changes the generosity conversation in the church. It is a growing trend and is rapidly becoming the new normal for church growth. Some of what we do is […]

Learning Highlights from Leadership Network/Generis Church Multisite Scorecard

Yesterday marked the release of the Leadership Network/Generis Church Multisite Scorecard.  With great privilege, Generis is a sponsor of this release.  This project marks the largest church multisite research to date. You can download your copy of this report. Everyone approaches the church multisite movement with assumptions and biases.  To me, this Scorecard becomes valuable […]

Increase Giving in Your Church By Celebrating Generosity

Sermons on giving/tithing/stewardship/generosity are a great opportunity to teach and equip the church on biblical truths.  One criticism (legitimate or not) of pastors is that they talk about money too much.  (Oddly, our conversations with churches often reveals that people in the church wish there was more teaching on how to handle finances with biblical […]

Increase Giving in Your Church Without Preaching a Sermon

The new year usually suggests opportunities for pastors to teach on money.  That annual February stewardship series of messages is part of the routine for many.  Good. Teaching and discipleship in the area of money and finances are important – of course.  Jesus taught on money, a lot.  The heart is extremely fond of the […]