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Discipleship Thoughts for Key Givers

Wherever I speak, teach, or coach on stewardship, the question of key donors always comes up. It typically revolves around a few topics like, what should and shouldn’t a pastor know about donations and issues of potential favoritism. It is definitely a touchy subject and one we need to shine a powerful light on. I […]

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Vision for a Stewardship Ministry

Stewardship ministries are quickly popping up across the country. Recently, I was at an event dedicated to the craft of stewardship with over 100 staff coordinators and volunteers. It was an exciting experience to see so many pioneers in the room. Stewardship ministries have several challenges to gaining lift. First, there are very few models. […]

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The Best Money Conversation

Recently I had the privilege of launching a Generosity Culture session with a pastor who is leading one of the most successful churches in his state. Over the years they have grown from a few hundred to thousands of people generating millions of annual income. You would think that this kind of numeric success would […]

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3 Ways to Turn Empty Hands Into Overflowing

Ok, as a rule I am not one to blog about simple, easy ways to do anything. The bottom line is great fruit often takes hard work. However, I truly believe what I am about to share with you is simple and easy. I am really confident that it is so, because we have done […]

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Storage Unit Generosity

The storage unit business has been growing for years. What once began as a temporary solution for many Americans in between moves has now become a long-term storage solution for items we purchase with discretionary income. Several decades ago, my wife and I were storage unit people. We were living in an apartment at the […]

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Grow Generosity Through Fasting and Prayer

In scripture, we find the theme of fasting repeatedly. The topic of money is also one of the more addressed issues. When it comes to the committed, habitual practices of fasting and giving in the modern church can be quite a different experience. Jesus taught that his house was to be a house of prayer. […]

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Every Church Needs a Stewardship Pastor

Recently, I was at a conference in which I heard multiple references stating, “Every church needs a Stewardship Pastor.” This got me thinking about how every church could actually accomplish such a goal. In terms of return on investment, this is one ministry that a proper emphasis actually should easily pay for itself and then […]

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Empty Handed No More

There was a day when people attended Sunday services with faithful regularity. They would come prepared to fully participate in all activities, as often as the door was open. In advance, they would even write their tithe check, place it in a giving envelope, and stick it in their Bible, preparing to place it in […]

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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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