Nancy Cornell

Giving Can Make You Happy

Originally published in Facts & Trends Over the past few years I have read several research projects that directly link the experience of giving to the feeling of happiness. Some of these projects have been extremely impressive in depth and focus. For instance, one found that giving a material gift certainly elicits positive emotions in […]

Generosity For Everyone

It doesn’t matter how old we are or how much we earn, we all can live generously in whatever stage we are in. But don’t just take my word for it, let’s look at a few examples in the Bible for inspiration. The boy with the fishes and loaves (John 6:1-14). While I am not […]

5 Ways Smaller Churches Live Small and Dream Big

Church growth and impact over the last decade extends beyond the mega-church and multi-campus congregations we most often hear about. During this season, the small church has been on the rise as well, freed from past restraints of limited resources and under-developed vision. New paths of innovation and technology are driving a new wave of […]

Seven Giving Messages from Genesis

Preaching on the topic of money in a healthy way can be one of the most challenging topics pastors ever address. The sermon topics can range from either pressuring people to give more (because the church has a need) to fighting workaholism (because the pursuit of money is wrong). In between these two extremes is […]