Why the Tithing Message Is Short-Sighted

I believe in tithing, sort of. Now, let me explain. There is a good bit of debate as to many aspects of tithing. First of all, not all pastors believe the Old Testament law of tithing – donating 10% of personal income – still applies today to modern believers. Next, studies have shown that many […]

Deficit Thinking Is A Generosity Killer

Have you ever noticed how financial fear creeps into our leadership decisions? It even portrays itself as wise, sound, and prudent. We feel that protecting our resources and people are some of the highest callings of pastoral ministry. Yet, I have seen generosity potential limited again and again. Here is what deficit thinking often sounds […]

Vlog: Soul Generosity

If I wanted to begin a healthy stewardship and generosity culture in my church, I wouldn’t talk about money. I would want to introduce the topic as an attribute of discipleship. We call that Soul Generosity. God is an unbelievably generous God that is there for us and receives us over and over again. And […]

Episode 51: Naming Easily Overlooked Generosity Fails

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Gunnar Johnson, founder of Learn Generosity. During their conversation, they discuss the most common missteps church leaders unknowingly make when it comes to generosity. Best Quotes “The most effective way to preach on money is to sprinkle it in just like Jesus did.” […]

Leading With Soul Generosity

Soul Generosity is a topic that is foundational to me and one that I am most passionate about. I am guessing you may be asking what is Soul Generosity? Before we dive into the power of this topic, let’s first set the stage. When it comes to leading on the topic of money and church […]

Podcast Episode 50: Uncovering the Hidden Treasure of Generosity Events

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Ray Gary, founder and CEO of iDonate. During their conversation, they uncover the hidden power that events hold to unleash giving in the local church. Best Quotes “When we think about the church we understand the value of corporate fellowship probably better than […]

How Holistic Generosity Impacts Giving

So what’s up with holistic generosity and how does it impact financial giving? If I over-emphasize living generously with your time and talents won’t people take that option as opposed to growing in financial giving? Doesn’t it soften the blow of a financial giving sermon if I talk about wholistic generosity instead? Over the years […]

Vlog: Tithing is Limiting

When it comes to teaching about tithing in our churches, there are often two camps of people. The first feel shame when we talk about tithing because they aren’t currently giving ten percent, and because of that shame they tune us out. The second give their tithe like it is just another bill, and because […]