3 Types of Online Givers to Reach During the COVID-19 Outbreak

As churches of all sizes are going virtual, digital giving is becoming a must-have. However, simply having online giving may not be enough to facilitate faithful giving. It’s critical that church leaders think like givers by creating an experience that is easy and rewarding for the giver—particularly during seasons like our current season of coronavirus social distancing, when the […]

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

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 practical fuel of vision. Best Quotes “A gospel patron is the business leader behind the move of God that nobody knows.” “The way the Son of God’s […]

Vlog: When Church Debt is Overwhelming

What do you do when your church debt feels overwhelming? Debt is stifling when it gets to about 4 times your annual income or more. When you get in those situations, I find that church leaders want to reduce their debt as soon as possible, but I want to caution you against that. You aren’t […]

Vlog: Rating Church Debt

How much church debt is the right amount of debt? Ideally, we all want to be in a no debt situation, but I’ve seen churches with no debt making no impact and seen other churches carrying large debts growing by thousands. Here are strategies for every church – no matter the debt you carry – […]

Deficit Thinking Is A Generosity Killer

Have you ever noticed how financial fear creeps into our leadership decisions? It even portrays itself as wise, sound, and prudent. We feel that protecting our resources and people are some of the highest callings of pastoral ministry. Yet, I have seen generosity potential limited again and again. Here is what deficit thinking often sounds […]

Episode 51: Naming Easily Overlooked Generosity Fails

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Gunnar Johnson, founder of Learn Generosity. During their conversation, they discuss the most common missteps church leaders unknowingly make when it comes to generosity. Best Quotes “The most effective way to preach on money is to sprinkle it in just like Jesus did.” […]

Too Much Money Talk

One of the more common concerns I hear from pastors is the fear that too much money talk can turn a church sour. So how much is too much and what is the right amount? Let’s set the stage to make sure we are all on the same page with the conversation. Here are some […]

Vlog: When Outside Giving Can Hurt

When we promote that we are giving money away outside the church, we may be hurting our generous culture. It’s not uncommon for a church to highlight a missional cause to receive all of a special offering. I’m all for churches supporting missional causes, but we must balance how we discuss that every dollar given […]