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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While digital giving options are extremely important, people still use envelopes on the spot to give to a local church.  So in addition to new tools, don’t abandon what some consider old school.  Old school offering envelopes still work. Three Reasons Offering Envelopes are Important It’s still the top way people give to non-profit organizations.…

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Check out this story.  True Hope Church recently challenged their congregation to tithe for 90 days, and used resources from Giving Rocket as fuel.  Through a tithe challenge, this Giving Rocket church is helping someone find his way back to God. A tithe challenge kit – complete with graphics, video and all the communication –…

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Most people are “tithe challenged,” but what people need is a “tithe challenge.”  Every year, pastors and church staff are informed that only about 3-4% of Christians tithe.  So, apparently people are “tithe challenged.”  One way to combat those that are challenged in this area of their spiritual growth is through a “tithe challenge.” A…

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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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Here’s a story from one of our international members, Proclaimers Church who has been going since the early 90s and has been lead by Pastor’s Tom & Denise Rawls since 2003. They currently average over 500 each Sunday and have a campus in Norwich and in Ipswich, UK.  “When we did the first quarterly report for 2011 we had…

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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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