VLOG: Two Dreams

Pastor, have you ever spent the time thinking about what motivates your desire to see people give more? I do not think I have ever met a pastor who did not want to see giving increase in his church. So occasionally we muster up the courage to preach on money or have a guest speaker […]

Podcast Episode 19: Generosity Begins in the Parking Lot

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Bryan Rose, a lead navigator with Auxano. During their conversation, they discuss how generosity and hospitality are not two separate things. Best Quotes “The word generospitality comes from the question, ‘How do we connect generosity and hospitality?’” “What was really attractive about the […]

When Generosity Is Hard

In the month of July, I want to introduce you to a few of our team members at Generosity by LifeWay. I am so honored to lead a team that lives the message in many ways. Today, I want you to meet Rob Dupree. He began with our team as a Generosity Specialist and excelled […]

Five Holes in Your Hospitality… to fill ASAP

On a recent episode of the My Ministry Breakthrough podcast, Danny Franks tells the incredible story of a parking lot volunteer that eventually became a church planter in China. It all started with a conversation with some visiting exchange students and a leader taking the time to do more than only help someone park their car. […]

The Money Challenge Book Review

Pastor, if you are looking for an easy to use, person friendly, church-wide tool to help people get in the game of tackling their finances with God’s wisdom, then The Money Challenge by Art Rainer might just be your solution. Not everyone is ready to jump into the deep end of a 12-week personal money […]

VLOG: Why Stewardship Is Not Your Generosity Solution

I am so thrilled today to see churches venturing more and more into the stewardship conversation. More classes are being taught along with entire church-wide emphasis. I want to take a few moments and help a pastor gain some realistic expectations to chart a long term direction. Often times the motivation to launch a Stewardship […]

Podcast: Episode 16- Fasting, Scarcity, and Overflow Part 2

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Skye Jethani, author of What’s Wrong With Religion, podcast host, speaker, and consultant. During their conversation, they discuss how media fasts lead to generosity and contrasting scarcity and overflow. Best Quotes “A lot of Christians engage in generosity either out of a sense […]

Growing a Generous Team

I want you to give some thought to what it would be like to be a part of a generous church, led by a generous staff, overflowing with generous people. Let’s work this in reverse so you can get a clear picture of the dream. While generous people can be described in many ways, I […]