3 Things Required for Real Generosity

Giving doesn’t magically happen. It requires work. As believers, we must be intentional about living generously. While pastors and church leaders know this, many of their church attendees do not. People don’t recognize what real generosity requires because churches don’t always prioritize clear and consistent communication on biblical generosity. Giving conversations aren’t woven into weekly […]

5 Principles for a New Lens on Generosity

Churches shy away from talking about stewardship and generosity. These topics are often only talked about when the church is raising funds to meet a budget, going into a building project, or needs money to expand ministry efforts. It’s understandable. Most of us will agree that talking about money, especially in front of a congregation, […]

5 Ways to Avoid This Year’s Summer Giving Slump

Let’s face it. We’ve all experienced it at some point. You might even be experiencing it right now. The Dreaded Summer Giving Slump.  Granted, this year everything’s a bit different because of Covid-19. Your church doors may still be closed or you may be offering in-person services with social distancing restrictions. Whichever the case may […]

How to Grow Recurring Giving in Your Church

While we know recurring giving is beneficial for the financial stability in your church, you may be wondering, “How do I encourage my church to establish a recurring gift?” First, let’s define “recurring givers”. Recurring givers are donors who give a specific amount that is charged on a regular increment to their bank account, debit, […]

How to communicate with givers

Creating content to share with your givers can be overwhelming. But it’s an important thing to do. Consistent content and communication will not only engage your donors but also encourage consistent giving within your church. We’ve developed an easy system for you using 4 basic elements: Thank, Educate & Empower, Disciple, and Inspire. Whether sending […]

1 Overlooked Way to Encourage Giving

There’s a common misconception that work and ministry in the church is limited to Sundays. As you, and anyone who has worked in full-time ministry or actively served in their church knows, that’s far from true. Whether your church doors are still closed due to COVID-19, you’ve begun to re-open, or it’s back to business […]

Bring Back Offering

A lot of churches have experienced a drop in giving in light of recent events. Sure, there are a number contributing factors. But, as we explored this issue we found one incredibly common problem that’s incredibly easy to fix. Churches across the world have been more creative than ever in the recent weeks. Through live […]

What I Wish Every Church Leader Knew About Stewardship

I grew up in church, and my family rarely missed a Sunday. I don’t remember a single sermon, but I do remember my nervousness over the word “stewardship.”  Every September our church hosted “Stewardship Sunday” where the minister would preach an emotional, guilt-inducing sermon stressing the need for everyone to give more – and it […]

Bibles, Business and the Side Hustle: How do I do this thing?

The global church has improved tremendously in educating the body of Christ on personal finance and stewardship over the last decade.  We’ve heard more about the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ it’s important to kill debt than in years’ past.   But what about the business side of things? Whether you are in ministry or the marketplace, […]

The Awakening: Psalm 24:3-4

The moment I recognized I was the manager (not the Owner), everything changed. Recognizing I was a steward, entrusted by God with all that I am & all that I have transformed my perspective. It also transformed my heart, because I finally recognized that stewardship was a heart matter! The awakening happened in Psalm 24:3-4. […]

The Beginning/Psalm 24:1-2

One day I was asked, “Have you ever heard of biblical stewardship?” At the time I had no clue what the word stewardship even meant. I was a newer believer pursuing a career in non-profit development and fundraising, who loved to empower generosity and connect people’s passions and interests to meet greater needs. But then […]