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Podcast Episode 34: Is It Stewardship or Generosity?

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen and George Thompson, Stewardship Pastor at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, CA, are joined by Steve Carter, Stewardship Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. During their conversation, they discuss if the ministry should be called stewardship or a generosity ministry. As a listener […]
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Eye Opening Facts From Barna on Church Planting Finances

In 2016 the Barna Group along with Thrivent Financial released a report entitled “Church Start-Ups and Money.” Generosity by LifeWay is actively involved in speaking, training, and supporting the work of church planters. Their financial challenges are front and center to us. Here are some of the more intriguing findings in the report. To be […]
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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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