Vlog: How Do I Start a Generosity Ministry?

In this training we will talk about leadership recruitment, timing, and resources available to you. In regards to leadership, recruit a passionate person, create a cross-functional launch team, and host your first meeting. Next, let’s discuss timing. There is no bad time to launch a generosity ministry. Make decisions for when and how you want […]

Podcast Episode 46: When the People Split and So Does Everything Else

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Kevin Brimner, Lead Pastor at First Christian Church in Newbergh, Indiana. During their conversation, they discuss leading the church and its finances as they recover from a split. Best Quotes “We were running 1300 on an average week with a budget of $45,000. […]

Best Financial Year Ever

Have you ever dreamed what it would be like for your church to have its best financial year ever? I know dreaming about finances typically does not rank high on too many pastors lists. When you think of church finances “nightmare” might be the more appropriate word. Now, your finances may not be in bad […]

Vlog: The Generosity Crisis, Part 3

There are hundreds and thousands of resources out there, but you probably won’t invest the time to research them. Let us make that easy for you. Here we will address the technology, leadership, and discipleship opportunities to let you know where to find resources. Technology: We will help your church be able to facilitate a […]

Vlog: The Generosity Crisis, Part 2

Now that we know what we learned about generosity in, The Generosity Crisis, Part 1, how does the church respond? Most people don’t show up to church with cash or a checkbook prepared for offering. They also aren’t attending church as frequently as they did in the past. By addressing these three opportunities you can […]

Podcast Episode 42: How Financial Freedom Empowers Ministry

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Gunnar Johnson, former Stewardship Pastor, author, and President of Learn Generosity. During their conversation, they discuss the power of freedom affecting church ministry. Best Quotes “The ideal position for someone is out of debt, living with margin, having a good savings, but also […]

Born to Be Generous

You can’t stop generosity! It is natural, normal, and wired into the existence of every human being. So why are we so nervous about it at church? Give these thoughts some significant time to brew and see if they do not inspire, affirm, and empower a new direction. God is a generous God. He is […]

Vlog: The Generosity Crisis, Part 1

In 1974, 51% of all charitable contributions went to the local church. In 2014, just 33% of all charitable contributions went to the local church. Charitable giving is up across the country in all areas, except in the local church. But this generosity crisis is not a money problem, it’s a discipleship problem.