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5 Generous People

I have been reading through the Bible this year and journaling about all things generosity. It has been an amazing journey as I have learned about the generous nature of God and how faithful He is. I have also watched business leaders rise up with extreme generosity as well as seeing how life can easily […]
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When A Cash Flow Surplus May Not Be Good

I should probably start by making it clear that a baseline for me is for churches to experience a minimum of 10% surplus in revenue every year with 50% of the income arriving through digital channels. When a church is moving towards 20% surplus and 80% being received digitally, it gets real fun! However, I […]
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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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