7 Ways Generosity Can Thrive In Your Church Even If You’re Not Gathering

To say these are interesting times for pastors and other church leaders is an understatement. This current season is a heart-wrenching time to shepherd people. First of all, let me encourage you: Jesus Christ died for His church. He has more at stake in her success than you do, so don’t take more on yourself […]

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 – […]

Vlog: Two Churches Six Digit Surplus

Two churches shared their experience with six digit surplus with me. These churches were normal churches with normal pastors just like yours. And you can experience overflow just like them as well. What’s the secret? Holistic generosity.

How To Talk About Giving So People Won’t Tune You Out

Money is one of the most prominent life topics, so why are church leaders so shy to broach the subject? Just peruse the internet for the biggest headlines and you will discover topics like the economy, government waste, Wall Street roller coaster, countless articles on how to earn money quick and easy, or how to […]

Vlog: Deficit Thinking is Dangerous

One of the most dangerous killers of generosity in the local church is deficit thinking. It can sound like we are doing something great by protecting our people or protecting our budget. But when we say we are not going to celebrate those who have the spiritual gift of generosity or that we aren’t going […]

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 […]

Vlog: Soul Generosity

If I wanted to begin a healthy stewardship and generosity culture in my church, I wouldn’t talk about money. I would want to introduce the topic as an attribute of discipleship. We call that Soul Generosity. God is an unbelievably generous God that is there for us and receives us over and over again. And […]