Do you think it’s important for people in your church to be happy givers? Let’s face it–it’s one thing for your church to receive money from people who are begrudgingly, or even apathetically giving, but wouldn’t it be amazing for people in your church to joyfully give out of what they’ve been given? How would…

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I recently had the opportunity to speak with Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church, New York about how he communicates with his church regarding money, tithing, and creating a culture of generous giving. If you’re like many of the pastors we work with, finances and giving are probably right up there with sex and relationships on…

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If you want to increase giving in your church, you should do a Giving Talk before you receive the offering this week.  A Giving Talk is when you take about two minutes to connect with your crowd about their giving. Church giving is being revolutionized by Giving Talks.  Here are a couple of things to…

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Churches often forget a key group of people in church – digital givers. People who give online may go unnoticed if the pastor does not set up systems to remind them to follow-up on first time digital givers, just like first time givers with cash or checks.  Sometimes, because churches use digital giving systems outside…

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The other day I read a blog post from a pastor that began by stating, “No pastor likes to talk about money, and nobody in the church wants to hear a sermon on money.”  A few days before, I noticed a tweet from a pastor who claimed that he “survived” preaching on money that morning.…

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Many people like to think of giving as an act of spontaneous worship.  God speaks, we’re moved, and we drop something in the offering plate.  We see a need, our heart is tugged, and we offer to help.  That’s how it works for a lot of people. And while it’s true that we need to…

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We don’t ask first graders to do advanced algebra. You don’t program the launch codes on your first day at NASA. You don’t sign up for the Olympics after one year of youth soccer. Sometimes, pastors ask people to take steps that are too big for them to take.  It’s especially true when it comes…

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A missing element, in cultivating a healthy and God honoring level of stewardship and generosity in your church, could be the process of following up with givers. In reality, helping people create and maintain a healthy culture of stewardship is all about communication. If you stop and think about it, this is true about almost…

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