4 Ways to Build a Generous Church

So how do you build a generous church full of generous people? You start with discipleship through relationships. My husband, Marty, and I started Stevens Creek Church in Augusta, Georgia in 1987. Over the years, we were able to grow our twenty person congregation meeting in a borrowed living room into a multi-campus church that […]

One Simple Way to Increase Giving this Easter

Odds are you’re putting the finishing touches on your Easter 2021 service now. Everything is lining up great- from the worship set to preaching to hospitality efforts. However, there’s likely one piece still missing. Your giving strategy. The truth is, most church leaders try to avoid giving strategies at all costs, especially on Easter Sunday. […]

Your Members are Fearful About Their Financial Future. What Should You Do About It?

Without question, 2020 will be forever remembered as a terrible year. It will regularly become a baseline by which other years are measured. “At least it wasn’t like 2020,” will likely be a common refrain. But even though the calendar tells us we’ve moved on from that dreadful year, the events and their corresponding fears […]

23 Bible Verses about Generosity

We’re all probably familiar with the bible verse, John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.” This verse may bring back memories of Vacation Bible school for you or it may be a wonderful reminder of […]

20 Bible Verses about Stewardship

There are over 2,300 verses about stewardship and generosity in the Bible. And as a church leader, the Lord has specifically called you to teach these biblical principles to His children. While 2,300 verses give you ample opportunities to begin the conversation, it can make it a daunting task to even know where to start. […]

3 Ways to Enhance your Giving Statement

January is here, which means the time has come to issue giving statements. Through serving thousands of churches, SecureGive has seen it all. Some of you produce giving statements annually, while others send them biannually or quarterly. Some of you email a digital copy, while others opt for a traditional letter in the mail, or […]

How to Talk about Money this Holiday Season

We’re in a season of spending. Christmas is quickly approaching and the commercial side of the holiday is in full swing. From Black Friday to Small Business Saturday to Cyber Monday, stores are gearing up for an influx of shoppers looking for that “perfect gift.”  However (at the risk of sounding a little cheesy), that’s […]

5 Messages that Will Fuel Year End Giving

Planning for year-end giving can be hard. But throw in global pandemic and that makes things even harder. Despite the unique pressures that year end giving brings to your church and you as a church leader, it is still a critical time. 30% of all charitable giving happens during this time. It’s an opportunity you […]