Giving Can Make You Happy

Over the past few years I have read several research projects that directly link the experience of giving to the feeling of happiness. Some of these projects have been extremely impressive in the depth and focus. For instance, one found that giving a material gift certainly elicits positive emotions in the receiver of the gift. […]

Podcast Episode 40: How Pastors Can Unlock the Genius of Generosity

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Chip Ingram, pastor, author, speaker, and leader of the Living on the Edge movement. During their conversation, they discuss personal growth in generosity, Best Quotes “Whenever you see a need that you think I would want to fill, then I want you to […]

Vlog: People Love Giving Gifts

You may be surprised to know that 10% of our value is in the money we have. However, 90% of our value is in the stuff we’ve acquired throughout life. Generosity by LifeWay has set out to challenge this statistic to increase giving in every channel. Your accumulated assets can become noncash gifts! Generosity by […]

Three Ways To Increase Giving Without Asking For Money

Unfortunately, more money for ministry is a common need among pastors. Every Monday a pastor’s demeanor can be greatly affected by both the attendance and giving report. One would think that the greater the attendance on a given Sunday, the greater the offering. However, there is not always a direct correlation between Sunday attendance and […]

Podcast Episode 38: Multiplying Your Capital Campaign Fruit

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Willy Rice, Lead Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater, Florida. During their conversation, they discuss how to turn your capital campaign into a fruitful experience outside the dollar amount. Best Quotes “When you go into a campaign and you have a lot […]

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 […]

VLOG: Three Common Money Mistakes

Pastors, if you take the time to focus on these three most common mistakes you will see a generous culture and a giving spirit grow in your church!