8 Tips To Collect A Virtual Offering 24/7

I cut my teeth on ministry back in the 1980’s and the offering was way different decades ago. There were no handheld digital devices and the church had yet to experience several public financial scandals that would prove to have lasting effects on how the church would receive generosity.  When I began my first vocational […]

Episode 86: Guaranteed Facebook Strategies for Small Churches

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Chris Abbott, President of Church Growth Agency and former Marketing and Creative Director at Guts Church and Guts Church Network. During their conversation, they discuss using social media for outreach and impact. Best Quotes “Social media is meant to be social. It’s about […]

Episode 52: Talking About Money Without Wearing Out Your Welcome

Note: As we wrap up 2020, we will be revisiting our most popular podcasts of the year. This week we are revisiting our conversation with Gary Montgomery. In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Gary Montgomery, Executive Director of Compass-Kentucky. During their conversation, they discuss the tension of needing resources […]

Six Steps to Getting Million Dollar Ready

Every pastor dreams of what it would be like to receive a financial gift that would transform the future of the church. For many large institutions a legacy gift or transformative gift is considered to be $1,000,000 or more. A study conducted by Indiana University, Lily School of Philanthropy, focused its attention not on motivations […]

Vlog: Million Dollar Ready

There was a study done a few years ago called, “Million Dollar Ready.” It studied the nonprofits that were able to receive and above average amount of million dollar gifts. Here are a few tips from that study: 1. Your church is able to receive transformative giving. 2. Your leaders matter. 3. Excellence matters. 4. […]

Episode 56: How God Uses Business People to Fund Kingdom Vision

Note: As we wrap up 2020, we will be revisiting our most popular podcasts of the year. This week we are revisiting our conversation with John Rinehart. In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by John Rinehart, the Founder and Team Leader of Gospel Patrons. During their conversation they discuss the […]

Common Financial Goals of Retiring Pastors

About three to five years prior to a pastor retiring, he usually starts thinking about what he wants to get completed before he walks out of the office on his very last day. Surprisingly enough finances tend to come into focus both personally and for the church. Here are the four major conversations I have […]

Vlog: Financial Goals of Retiring Pastors

Generally, there are four financial concerns of pastors who are looking toward retirement. 1. They often want to tackle one last capital campaign. 2. They want to eliminate all debt. 3. They want to make hard financial calls. 4. They are concerned about their own personal finances and the challenges there. These are things pastors […]