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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We don’t have to tell you the significance of Easter, nor that it tends to draw a big crowd. Significance and attendance: the two reasons we value and focus on our Easter services. Those same two reasons are why we should include a focus on a special Easter offering that Sunday. Why Focus on an…

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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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You ever feel a knot in your stomach when you invite your church to give during the offering time? Heeeeeere we go again… That feeling is fear mixed with a splash of insecurity. Every pastor can relate. There are A LOT of people who don’t like how much pastors ask for money. Some of that…

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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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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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We have all had weeks and months where we did everything the same and the giving didn’t meet our expectations.  I get asked a lot about what to do when income isn’t coming in as expected.  What should you do?  The majority of pastors don’t do anything or they start using guilt; neither of these…

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It’s the Monday after Easter and you work at a church.  What do you today, and what should you do this week? Two words:  Follow up. Make this week all about follow up – following up with those who attended, those who donated money, those who made decisions and those who served.  Here’s a few…

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