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 […]

Generosity Secrets Revealed

Today, I am going to pull back the curtain on some trade secrets. Yes, generosity professionals have them. That is why they are paid the big bucks to help churches climb big mountains.  First, a little background. I spent the better part of twenty years travelling the country helping churches navigate financial opportunities. I have […]

Vlog: Crafting a Generosity Ministry Vision

Before you launch any ministry, it is really important to have a clearly articulated vision to provide direction. There are two questions that are most helpful: Why do we need a generosity ministry now? When will we know when it is successful? These two questions boil down to: what is our motivation on the front […]

Podcast Episode 45: How Does a Pastor Grow as a Generosity Leader?

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Zach Terry, Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church Fernandino Beach, FL. During their conversation, they discuss how a pastor can grow his generosity leadership. Best Quotes “Watching how the church engaged with my father as a very poor man all the way through […]

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: What is a Generosity Ministry?

At Generosity by LifeWay, we set out to give you all the tools you need for a Generosity Ministry. Here we will explain what a Generosity Ministry is, how you create a vision for one, and how you launch one in your church. There are five areas of church financial ministry: stewardship, generosity, church finance, […]

Podcast Episode 44: Helping Pastors Minister to Successful Business Leaders

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Bill High, founder and CEO of The Signatry, a Global Christian Foundation. During their conversation, they discuss shepherding and leading the most successful business leaders in your church. Best Quotes “A business leader is trying to lead and grow a business. He’s trying […]

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. […]