VLOG: Free Mobile Giving App

Pastor, I want to blow you away with a giving statistic. You are going to want to know this. It will make a massive difference in both the joy of giving and volume of resources you have to invest in your mission. Are you ready? Here it is. Last year alone mobile giving has increased […]

The Future of Mobile Giving Is Here

We are all well aware that it has been stated for years how every church needs to have an online giving presence to increase their generosity. Well, we have actually listened to that advice because recent statistics reveal 74% of churches now have online giving as an option. While that is a pretty impressive stat, […]

Retiring Old Generosity Plays

Let’s list the plays church leaders often run when a giving increase is needed. You may be familiar with some of these. Maybe you have even run a few in your day. Here is a list in no particular order. Three Year Capital Campaign Budget Pledge Drive Special Offering Sunday (Prove The Tithe, I Love […]

Book Review: Divine Applause

Recently I was so excited to pick up Jeff Anderson’s book “Divine Applause.” It is a much-needed work that provides masterful insights on the three chords Jesus braids together: giving, fasting, and prayer. If there is one book that expresses the heart behind Generosity by LifeWay, then it is this work. If pastors want to […]

VLOG: The Generosity Crisis Part 2

With the many new technological advances over the years, we’ve become a cashless society, leaving a sense of empty-handedness in the church. View as Todd discusses how the church has responded to the generosity crisis and learn how we can see God’s provision in today’s culture.    

Is Your Online Giving Form Scaring Givers Away?

Are you inadvertently driving givers away from your online giving path? The majority of donation pages do. Statistics show that 60% or more of potential givers leave a donation page before completing the transaction. What’s behind this phenomenon? FRICTION! THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF FRICTION Donating is an emotional decision. Givers may not even be aware […]

VLOG: The Generosity Crisis Part 1

You may be surprised to learn that a money crisis and a generosity crisis are two different things. A generosity crisis is not defined by the number of contributions that go to a church’s budget. A generosity crisis is really a discipleship crisis. Watch as Todd McMichen reflects on the changes of philanthropic and charitable giving over […]

Pastors See Economic Turnaround in 2018 Giving

Originally posted by LifeWay Research By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The economic recovery has reached the offering plate, according to a study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Today, 8 in 10 Protestant pastors (79 percent) say the total offerings at their church this year are at or above last year’s levels, including 42 percent who […]