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Gifts That Make God Smile

Autumn Joy toddled across the room and stood at the edge of my laptop-centered view. I was in task mode, typing away in my living room recliner. With Shirley Temple curls bouncing around her face, my eighteen-month-old daughter looked up at me. I looked at her. Then she handed me a Plastic Donut from her […]

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Vlog:People Love Giving Gifts

You may be surprised to know that 10% of our value is in the money we have. However, 90% of our value is in the stuff we’ve acquired throughout life. Generosity by LifeWay has set out to challenge this statistic to increase giving in every channel. Your accumulated assets can become noncash gifts! Generosity by […]

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Vlog: The Generosity Cycle

The Generosity Cycle includes six modules that walk you through the Generosity Pathway where you will learn about the five kinds of givers in every church and develop unique discipleship opportunities for each. Generosity Coaching helps you and your leadership team make generous disciples. This 12 month system will walk church leaders through exercises that […]

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Pastors See Economic Turnaround in 2018 Giving

Originally posted by LifeWay Research By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The economic recovery has reached the offering plate, according to a study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Today, 8 in 10 Protestant pastors (79 percent) say the total offerings at their church this year are at or above last year’s levels, including 42 percent who […]

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Top 20 Proverbs On Giving Without Regretting

Christmas is the one time of the year when giving is on the forefront of everyone’s mind, and possibly, heart. You can witness it in the retailer raking it in, the mom preparing for guests, or the Salvation Army volunteer ringing that bell. Everywhere you go, it is the season of giving. Then soon all […]

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Why Digital Giving is NOT the Generosity Solution

I know this would appear to be a strange blog post focus for one who directs a digital giving platform. However, I need to be straightforward and honest. Here is the premise, digital giving opportunities are on the rise, yet they are not reaching the automatic 10% increase that is often expected. First let’s look […]

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The Biggest Waste of Church Money

As I type that title “The Biggest Waste of Church Money” it is kind of personally shocking even for me the author. I have spent decades in the church and I have seen money go to some pretty crazy items. Of course, they are only as outlandish as my personal perspective and passion permits. Spending […]

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Six Reasons Digital Giving Platforms Fail

I know this seems strange for the director of a digital giving platform to write on the inefficiencies of digital giving, but I think it is really important to understand a few critical components before you launch into a potential solution. Let’s begin by naming the question before presupposing the answer. What is the real […]

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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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