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Overflow Book Review

One of my missions is to help church leaders understand the difference between stewardship and generosity. Both are great subjects that need to be addressed, but the strategies and outcomes are very different. Unfortunately, it is easy to have a limited perspective on the reach of both subjects. Simply put, stewardship is the practice of […]

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Avoiding the Cash Flow Crisis

Vision proceeds at the speed of resources. Think about that for a moment. Here are some statements commonly heard in church planning sessions: “If only we had the resources, we could (fill in the blank).” Or, “We would do more, but the money just isn’t there.” Or, “We can’t. I wish we could, but cash […]

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Never Enough Book Review

Recently I enjoyed reading Ron Blue’s newest release, Never Enough. Ron has been an anchor voice in Christian financial stewardship for the past several decades. For me personally, the three founding voices of stewardship ministry have been Howard Dayton, Larry Burkett, and Ron Blue. Never Enough is a critical tool for pastors along with its […]

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Helping The Lead Discipler Talk About Money

Money is an interesting topic. Everybody wants it, yet it tends to create so much stress. Example, payday feels great, but bill day does not. You might find yourself lying awake at night worrying about how you are going to a pay a medical bill or find yourself in pure joy watching your child rush […]

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Generosity Reset Reflection

Generosity Reset is a helpful ebook produced by our friends at Generous Church. It is the single best summary I am aware of, regarding the mindset shift needed moving from a fundraising plan to disciple-making in the local church. It seems like an obvious and natural shift. However, after decades of little talk about money […]

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Born to be Generous

You can’t stop generosity! It is natural, normal, and wired into the existence of every human being. So, why are we so nervous about it at church? Give these thoughts some significant time to brew and see if they do not inspire, affirm, and empower a new direction. God is a generous God. He is […]

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Must Have Ministries When Growing A Generous Culture

Every church desires a more generous culture. I have never heard a pastor say anything different. However, when I explore that desire a little more deeply what I hear pastors seeking most is money to fund their vision or relieve the pressure. So the solution is always to focus upon the ministries that directly affect […]

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When A Resource Surplus Is Normal

Let’s begin with an assumption. Every church should, as a norm, experience a continual surplus of resources. Financial shortage, stress, or cut backs should not be normal. Actually, the only time a church should experience a shortage of resources is during times of uncontrollable crisis like a devastating storm or significant economic downfall. A normal […]

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Todd McMichen

Director of LifeWay Generosity

Todd McMichen

Todd serves at the Director of Generosity by LifeWay. His generosity roots arise from leading multiple capital campaigns for local churches that together raised over $35,000,000 for their visionary projects. Since 2000, Todd has been a well-established stewardship coach, generosity leader, author, and conference speaker.

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