Episode 63: What Does Extravagant Generosity Look Like for Your City?

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by David Dykes, lead pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, TX. During their conversation they discuss how the church should be known as the most generous organization in the city. Best Quotes “We challenge our members to go into the community and […]

Rating Your Church’s Debt

Church debt can be a polarizing topic. Some are staunchly against it, viewing it as sin. While others are ok to engage some debt even though they would rather not. It feels necessary and practical. I have seen debt bind, divide, and kill a church. I have also seen it propel a ministry forward with […]

Above and Beyond Giving Is Here to Stay

Pastor, I have some great news. Generosity is on the rise with the most generous people across the United States. Statistically speaking, charitable giving dollars have never been higher. This growth is being achieved in large part due to giving people increasing their generosity year after year. Additionally, I previously spent two decades in the […]

Vlog: When Is Church Debt Okay?

How do I know when it’s okay for my church to engage in debt? Some of you are cringing at the thought of even engaging in church debt. We all want to be debt free, but that’s not always the opportunity. Consider these questions: Is your current debt at 1x your annual income or less? […]

7 Church Money Lessons Learned During COVID-19

We are now multiple weeks into COVID-19 ministry season and I have been interacting with hundreds of pastors, hearing their stories, and watching patterns develop. Church leaders have been immediately thrust into the position of being both generosity and digital experts overnight. These two areas of ministry are demanding more attention than ever. It has […]

5 Digital Giving Moments Every Sunday

Leading a powerful digital giving response is both science and art. After watching hours of online services here are some best practices that church leaders need to consider. You want to provide multiple touches with repeated communication to be successful. Be mindful that you have no idea how many distractions you may be battling on […]

6 Steps To Unleash Above And Beyond Giving Season During COVID-19

In times of disaster people are looking to live generously. Giving is a natural reaction to an obvious need. The opportunities exist all around us every day. They are especially obvious during a national crisis. We can learn of them at work, in our neighborhoods, or on the internet. When we do, we naturally respond. […]

Episode 56: How God Uses Business People to Fund Kingdom Vision

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by John Rinehart, the Founder and Team Leader of Gospel Patrons. During their conversation they discuss the practical fuel of vision. Best Quotes “A gospel patron is the business leader behind the move of God that nobody knows.” “The way the Son of God’s […]