Savvy Stewardship That Increases Generosity

In this blog I am going to reveal one of the biggest generosity secrets that only a few churches deploy. It is powerful in terms of how it helps advance the vision on many different fronts. Every church can leverage it and it will cost you nothing. I call it “savvy stewardship” and here is […]

Episode 70: Turnkey Legacy Ministry

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Mike Prior, president of Financial Planning Ministry. During their conversation they discuss legacy giving and turning non cash items into dollars that fuel ministries. Best Quotes “There is an opportunity for our believers to be generous through that other 90% pocket – those […]

Vlog: The Pitfalls of Vision Based Budgeting

Vision work is generosity work. Vision is really important. But vision-based budgeting is really dangerous and it doesn’t often accomplish what we think it does. Typically vision-based budgeting describes a process in which a budget figure is larger than seems reasonable. This leads to an actual result of financial pressure and underfunding. Before you begin […]

4 Steps to Create a Life-Giving Church Budget

The yearly budget preparation process is quite possibly one of the most dreaded seasons of the year for a pastor. He is immersed in a world of numbers, financial terms, spreadsheets, and hard financial decisions that can feel very foreign to his seminary training. A pastor’s sweet spot is people, words, the Bible, and ministry. […]

Vlog: 4 Steps to a Life-Giving Church Budget

Today I want to give you four steps to a life-giving church budgeting process. 1. Create a unifying church goal at the very beginning of the process. 2. Provide clear objectives for the work that will need to be accomplished in the next year. 3. Create an overall budget target as well as targets for […]

Episode 67: Stewardship, Leadership, and Generosity

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Brandon Sieben, President of Compass Global, and Howard Dayton, noted author and Founder of Compass Global. During their conversation they discuss leadership, stewardship, and generosity. Best Quotes “We focus on the few, have them become equipped to handle their resources God’s way, and […]

When Church Debt Is Overwhelming

What do you do when your church is in debt? Now I am not talking about just a little debt, but what do you do when you are carrying a debt load that is stifling? This is a heavy weight church leaders bear needing wisdom to successfully navigate.  First, let’s define a heavy debt load. […]

Episode 65: Smart Stewardship Solutions Increases Resources

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Tim Cool, the Chief Solutions Officer at Smart Church Solutions and author of Why Church Buildings Matter and Plan 4 It. During their conversation they discuss how stewardship of physical resources actually increases generosity. Best Quotes “Stewardship means someone has entrusted something to […]