Episode 82: The Presence of God and Generosity

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Vance Pitman, the pastor at Hope Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. During their conversation they discuss the power of God’s presence and how His kingdom ushers in generous living. Best Quotes “We all know He is faithful in calling us, what we sometimes […]

Vlog: Millennials Are Flocking to Generosity Events!

When I speak with pastors about fundraising events, they often do not want to do things that might adversely affect budget giving. So we put all of our eggs in one basket, and we only allow people to give to one thing: the budget. That is deficit thinking. Let me encourage you, if you are […]

Four Reasons Every Church Needs a Succession Plan

Over the years I have played a variety of roles in crafting succession plans for pastors. These are really big deals that carry a significant amount of emotional and leadership weight. There are both brave and dangerous conversations that need to occur which is why most church leaders avoid them. However, they are also amazing […]

#1 Generosity Trigger

Have you ever thought about what helps us live more generous lives? I get asked a lot of questions regarding strategies to increase financial giving. Questions like, How do I increase first-time givers? or How do I increase digital givers? The end result tends to be the driving factor. But what causes the result? Is it the same for […]

Episode 80: Maximizing Your Virtual and Social Engagement

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Chris Martin, former social media manager. During their conversation they discuss creating a long-term strategy for social media. Best Quotes “The entire Internet is social, not just the social media apps that come to mind.” “How we use the social Internet is revealing […]

Vlog: Growing Recurring Digital Givers

People don’t wake up and become recurring digital givers. They start as first-time digital givers. So, how do we help people become better at recurring giving? You lead them through the steps of all of the different kinds of digital givers. But it’s also important for you as a pastor to be a recurring digital […]

4 Volunteer Shifts Church Leaders Must Recognize

How has volunteerism gone for your church in 2020? I like to call it “serving generosity” and it certainly has seen its share of shifts this year.  First, most volunteer positions were parked on the sideline.  Then, while being parked at church, people naturally began serving those closest to them. They were somewhat forced to […]

Episode 79: Is Your Church Brand Generosity Friendly?

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Lee Ann Martin, the President of Design373, and Nathan Gaddis, the Ministry Strategist for Design373. During their conversation they discuss why a church brand matters. Best Quotes “When we partner with churches all over the country and we start with social media, everything […]