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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
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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
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Money Sins of Jesus’ Disciples

I know this may be hard to fathom. It may even be hard to contemplate, but Jesus’ disciples did not always address the issue of money properly. Somehow just typing this makes me feel uncomfortable. Surely the people Jesus led the strongest certainly could
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Watch Your Generosity Language

Simply put, words are one of the most powerful leadership tools one can possess. They are free and there are a ton of them. On top of that, most leaders have been speaking words for decades. Thousands of them daily. You would think with such a high
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Most Generous Cities in America

A few years ago I remember reading a report about the most generous cities in America. It caught my interest because my home city of Birmingham, AL was ranked #3. Recently, I did some research to see how, not only my city, but others were doing. Much to
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Generosity Begins in the Parking Lot

Originally on guestexperiencedesign.com I have been consistently attending weekend worship services for nearly 40 years. My personal experience extends beyond more state lines than I would like to count.  I feel like I have seen it all, though I am
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A Culture of Beggars Versus Choosers

Every church has culture. Your culture is undeniable. In fact, it is unstoppable! This is both good and bad news. If you have focused on developing a healthy culture, then you should be reaping some amazing benefits. However, if you have just allowed
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