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The Single Most Important Giving Stat

Every week a pastor receives an offering report. It usually includes several figures. However, the one that receives the most attention is the total undesignated offering amount for the weekend. Most pastors know what they need based on dividing their annual budget figure by 52 to discern their perceived weekly budget need. Once this weekly […]
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Podcast Episode 32: My Favorite Sermon Series Ever

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Eric Koehler, Lead Pastor at ValleyPoint Church in Glen Mills, PA. During their conversation, they discuss why Eric’s sermon series “Life Verse” is so impactful. Best Quotes “What started as a way to fill a few weeks so that we could get on […]
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National Giving Trends, The Good, The Bad, And The Helpful

Every year the premiere generosity report, Giving USA, is delivered for charitable organizations to review. The research is conducted and reported by the Lilly School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. This report is highly anticipated by development officers of nonprofits across the country but is largely unknown to local churches.  I know pastors are very busy […]
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Podcast Episode 31: Next Generation Giving Is Coming

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Gunnar Johnson. Gunnar has a passion for teaching Biblical Generosity and Financial Stewardship to individuals, churches, non-profits, and businesses. During their conversation, they discuss why next generation giving is a big deal for the church. Best Quotes “The biggest challenge the church is […]
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Next Generation Giving: The Power of the Heart Part 4

Generosity of all kinds is a fruit from a deeper work in our hearts. Let’s take a moment to reflect intuitively on what causes generosity to rise up within us. We can be generous toward a family member or friend because our heart is drawn toward them due to our relationship. Or we can behave […]
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