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!

Podcast Episode 36: Generosity Passages You Can Preach

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Gunnar Johnson, founder of Learn Generosity. During their conversation, they discuss turning generosity passages of the Bible into teaching opportunities. Best Quotes “Pastors, get your pen and paper ready. We might just give you your sermon for this Sunday today.” “Anytime you are […]

Benefits of Benevolence Buckets

Recently, I was speaking to a group of pastors when one of them shared a very simple idea that actually possessed several generosity benefits. He called it Benevolence Buckets and here is how it works. Once a month at the end of the worship service they place Benevolence Buckets on the floor by the doors. […]

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 […]

Podcast Episode 34: Is It Stewardship or Generosity?

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen and George Thompson, Stewardship Pastor at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, CA, are joined by Steve Carter, Stewardship Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. During their conversation, they discuss if the ministry should be called stewardship or a generosity ministry. As a listener […]

Eye Opening Facts From Barna on Church Planting Finances

In 2016 the Barna Group along with Thrivent Financial released a report entitled “Church Start-Ups and Money.” Generosity by LifeWay is actively involved in speaking, training, and supporting the work of church planters. Their financial challenges are front and center to us. Here are some of the more intriguing findings in the report. To be […]

Vlog: Digital Giving Benchmarks

A few benchmarks of good healthy digital giving percentages to your ministry.

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 […]