Vlog: How Do I Start a Generosity Ministry?

In this training we will talk about leadership recruitment, timing, and resources available to you. In regards to leadership, recruit a passionate person, create a cross-functional launch team, and host your first meeting. Next, let’s discuss timing. There is no bad time to launch a generosity ministry. Make decisions for when and how you want […]

Vlog: Crafting a Generosity Ministry Vision

Before you launch any ministry, it is really important to have a clearly articulated vision to provide direction. There are two questions that are most helpful: Why do we need a generosity ministry now? When will we know when it is successful? These two questions boil down to: what is our motivation on the front […]

Podcast Episode 45: How Does a Pastor Grow as a Generosity Leader?

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Zach Terry, Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church Fernandino Beach, FL. During their conversation, they discuss how a pastor can grow his generosity leadership. Best Quotes “Watching how the church engaged with my father as a very poor man all the way through […]

11 Bible Givers You Will Want To Meet

The Bible is filled with practical stories of how individuals pursued generosity. Most thrived in generosity while a few could use some grace and practice. However, we can all learn from both. I know I have failed enough times and could use the inspiration to keep at it. Take a look at these real-life givers […]

Vlog: My Story

My name is Todd McMichen and I am the Director of Generosity by LifeWay. I hope my story can be an encouragement to you. I spent the first 15 years of my professional career on staff at a local church, I’ve planted churches, I’ve been an associate pastor, and a senior pastor. I know your […]

Podcast Episode 39: Legacy Tools Every Pastor Needs to Know

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Bill High, CEO of The Signatry, a Global Christian Foundation, and the author of several books including Giving It All Away with David Green, CEO of Hobby Lobby. During their conversation, they discuss the financial vehicles and professionals that pastors need to know […]

VLOG: The Hidden Church Resource Drain

Over-budgeting can often be an over-looked hole in the system that create pressure all year long.

Top 10 Characteristics Of A Non-Generous Church

I constantly hear pastors bemoan why their church is not more generous. “Our people just don’t give enough” or “We aren’t a rich church”  or “We are just a small church” are the most common replies I encounter. It is so easy for expansive generosity to be considered an experience for someone else. Before you […]