Even though believers may approach generosity from different theological viewpoints, we can all agree that generosity is close to the heart of God. The Bible contains thousands of verses about money, stewardship, and generosity. (more…)
As believers, we all experience times when the Holy Spirit speaks to us and we are compelled to action. During those moments, we’re in good company.
There were many times during Jesus’ earthly ministry when he was moved with compassion to help others. He stopped in the middle of a huge crowd to talk with the woman who touched the hem of his cloak (Mark 5:25–34). He passed by a man who was born blind and healed his sight (John 9). He let a woman who was an outcast wash his feet with her tears and forgave her sins (Matt 26:6–13). [Read more…]
There’s a reason New Year’s resolutions like “pray more” tend to fail. “More” is vague—when will you feel like you’ve reached your resolution? And if you’re talking about a church giving campaign goals, “more” means practically nothing to your donors. [Read more…]
As a church leader, you know how generosity is key to the Christian life. You want people to experience spiritual transformation and honor God by giving their time, talent, and treasure. But it can feel discouraging when you only have a few members who actually give and serve faithfully. [Read more…]
Summertime doesn’t have to be a season that stretches your church funds. If you aren’t capitalizing on the ways people use mobile devices, including recurring giving, you’ll probably face the dreaded summer slump every year. Taking advantage of technology could increase giving at your church by thousands of dollars a year.
The generation known for its nomadic, trend-following tendencies is (somewhat) settling down and becoming (slightly) more predictable. Millennials are aging and will make up the largest demographic of the American workforce by 2020.1 According to Forbes, there are 53 million freelancers in the United States. [Read more…]