Podcast Episode 37: Topics to Teach Beyond Stewardship 101

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen and co-host George Thompson, Pastor of Stewardship at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, are joined by Dave Briggs, Stewardship Pastor at Central Christian Church, in Phoenix, AZ. During their conversation, they discuss going beyond the basics of stewardship training. Best Quotes “God impressed on me […]

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 35: How Your Data Can Drive Increased Engagement

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Bill Newman, president of Servant PC. During their conversation, they discuss how to turn your data into a successful engagement strategy. Best Quotes “Why track any of this information at all if you aren’t going to use it to grow the ministry?” “There […]

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.

Generosity Podcast Episode 33: How Social Media, Crowdfunding, and Events are Impacting Giving

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Ray Gary, CEO of iDonate. During their conversation, they discuss the expectations of a giver, particularly in the next generation, with a focus on crowdfunding, social media, and events integration. Best Quotes “Whether we like it or not, we have short attention spans […]

The Single Most Important Giving Stat

Every week a pastor receives an offering report. It usually includes several figures. However, the one that receives the most attention is the total undesignated offering amount for the weekend. Most pastors know what they need based on dividing their annual budget figure by 52 to discern their perceived weekly budget need. Once this weekly […]

Podcast Episode 32: My Favorite Sermon Series Ever

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Eric Koehler, Lead Pastor at ValleyPoint Church in Glen Mills, PA. During their conversation, they discuss why Eric’s sermon series “Life Verse” is so impactful. Best Quotes “What started as a way to fill a few weeks so that we could get on […]