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Podcast Episode 25: The Yearly Stewardship Plan of Saddleback

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by a special co-host, George Thompson, Stewardship Pastor at Faithful Central Bible Church and board member of Christian Stewardship Network. Their guest today is Chris Goulard, Pastor of Strategic Advancement at Saddleback Church. During their conversation, they discuss what a churchwide stewardship plan looks […]
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Learning From Marketplace Giving

Every year a new annual report of sorts is delivered on the state of charitable giving in our country. It is called Giving USA and there is simply no better resource for the most current data on the previous year’s generosity stats and trends. The report is extremely comprehensive reflecting on a myriad of studies […]
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Podcast Episode 24: Not Your Grandma’s Capital Campaign

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Greg Gibbs, Director of Strategic Planning at Kensington Church and Lead Navigator with Auxano. During their conversation, they discuss leading a successful capital campaign. Best Quotes “If you have high values around clarity and discipleship, that means you are really caregiving to your […]
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Online Giving Growth For Small/Medium Sized Churches, Part 2

Every year a new annual report of sorts is delivered on the state of charitable giving in our country. It is called Giving USA and there is simply no better resource for the most current data on the previous year’s generosity stats and trends. The report is extremely comprehensive reflecting on a myriad of studies […]
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Podcast Episode 23: Curing Random Teaching and Preaching

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Michael Kelley, the Director of the Small Group Team at LifeWay. During their conversation, they discuss how to turn random messages into a powerful discipleship ministry. Best Quotes “If you want to raise generosity levels, more preaching on the topic is not the […]
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Giving Trends Are Shifting

Every year a new annual report of sorts is delivered on the state of charitable giving in our country. It is called Giving USA and there is simply no better resource for the most current data on previous year’s generosity stats and trends. The report is extremely comprehensive reflecting on a myriad of studies across […]
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Vlog: Having A Generosity Plan

A few years ago I was a part of a research project with churches running 1,000+ in weekend worship attendance. One of the takeaways from that project was the number of churches that said they were significantly concerned about not have a generosity growth plan. So I thought I would help you with that plan […]
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