Top 10 Characteristics Of A Non-Generous Church

I constantly hear pastors bemoan why their church is not more generous. “Our people just don’t give enough” or “We aren’t a rich church”  or “We are just a small church” are the most common replies I encounter. It is so easy for expansive generosity to be considered an experience for someone else. Before you […]

What is Crowdfunding and Why Should My Church Unleash It?

According to Wikipedia, “crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.” You may have heard of companies like Go Fund Me or Kick Starter. Facebook has also become very active in crowdfunding with birthday and Giving Tuesday […]

Podcast Episode 36: Generosity Passages You Can Preach

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Gunnar Johnson, founder of Learn Generosity. During their conversation, they discuss turning generosity passages of the Bible into teaching opportunities. Best Quotes “Pastors, get your pen and paper ready. We might just give you your sermon for this Sunday today.” “Anytime you are […]

Benefits of Benevolence Buckets

Recently, I was speaking to a group of pastors when one of them shared a very simple idea that actually possessed several generosity benefits. He called it Benevolence Buckets and here is how it works. Once a month at the end of the worship service they place Benevolence Buckets on the floor by the doors. […]

The Power of Serving Your City

I believe the local church should be known as the most generous organization in every city. When I say this, I am not intending to be competitive with other great nonprofit organizations or to diminish other wildly important enterprises for which a church could be known. I simply believe that the city in which your […]

Vlog: Giving Might be Good and You May Never Know

Sometimes taking a deeper dive into your church finances you may find that your church giving might be good and sometimes the setbacks can be found in the budget and output of church finances.

Podcast Episode 34: Is It Stewardship or Generosity?

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen and George Thompson, Stewardship Pastor at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, CA, are joined by Steve Carter, Stewardship Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. During their conversation, they discuss if the ministry should be called stewardship or a generosity ministry. As a listener […]

Vlog: Digital Giving Benchmarks

A few benchmarks of good healthy digital giving percentages to your ministry.