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. […]

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 […]

Telling Generosity Stories of Life Change

So how do you talk about money without becoming the church that always talks about money? To do this well, church leaders should consider the entire weekend experience, not just focus on the sermon. A worship service offers many opportunities to present stories of life change and to invite others to make changes in their own lives. […]

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 […]