Newsflash: We’re fast approaching the end of the year. You know, that most wonderful time of year. That season of thanksgiving and gratitude. That time of year when the spirit of so many things seem to be permeating season… Pumpkin spice and peppermint. Snowflakes and season’s greetings. The stress of a little too much time…

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When you think about it, church can be a strange place.  We do things like: Drink grape juice and say it’s Jesus’ blood. Dunk people under water and call it a “public profession of faith.” To lifelong churchgoers, all of this makes sense (and is, in fact, quite meaningful).  But I imagine it can be…

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Let me ask you a question: do you want to execute a successful fundraising campaign? Stupid question, right? It’s like one of those questions a college professor asks at the beginning of his first lecture to get you to pay attention in his class all semester… something like, “Do you want to succeed when you…

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52 times a year, you have the opportunity to link your congregation to God’s heart for generosity and your church’s mission in the community. But effectively connecting the dots requires planning. You must think about the offering time in advance.  Too many churches tack this on with little consideration. The worship leader mumbles a few…

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This review of Rocket Donations, our new online tithing platform, comes directly from Keyla Wright, who’s on staff at InSoul Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Here she is with her team… This is her review of the product… Here’s a little insight.  We have been with Rocket nearly 4 years or so. When we initially…

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Digital is the preferred method for people in today’s society. Almost no one will dispute that. But yet, so often a church’s digital giving strategy doesn’t reflect it. The net result for churches is they end up missing out on donations they need! Digital Giving is about maximizing donations so you can maximize ministry. That,…

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Discipleship involves helping people take steps towards Jesus. This includes helping them take steps financially. If you want to lead a financially healthy church, then you need an intentional strategy for turning tippers into givers, and turning givers into tithers. If you’re like most pastors, there’s a part of this that sounds uncomfortable. Perhaps you…

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Online tithing. As a leader, you see that it has the potential to increase giving, create donation predictability, and provide budget stability. But you must get buy-in and approval from your financial board, stewardship committee, or key leadership team. And that, my friends, is no walk in the park. It’s more like a trek through…

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Skilled preachers who are passionate about teaching God’s Word spend time praying, reading, and studying their sermon. Musicians listen to songs, download chord charts, and rehearse on a weekly basis so they can lead the congregation in a way that honors God. Since sermons and worship music are vital parts of your service every weekend,…

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