Here’s inspiration for a sermon on giving and stewardship. This comes from the Rev. Henry Brinton, pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Virginia. Sharing Abundantly Many, many great statements within. I like this one particularly. Henry asks his congregation to imagine a scenario in which the congregation receives 10% of the recent Powerball lottery as […]
Before the offering plate was passed in services, churches raised money from the government, then pew rental fees. And now? Online giving is skyrocketing! Subscribe to our newsletter to join pastors and church leaders across the country who receive giving and generosity tips, advice, and resources first.
Pete Hawker serves a United Methodist congregation in Anniston, Alabama. I don’t know Peter, but a friend sent me a column he wrote that appears in the Anniston Star, the local newspaper. A great column on the spiritual aspect of generosity, here’s a quote: People who are dying spiritually stop giving in all areas of […]
Here are the answers to last week’s quiz: 10. Know Your Numbers. Pearson’s Law states, “That which is measured improves. That which is measured and reported improves exponentially.” Here are some important numbers to know: average giving per worshiper, new givers, how many stopped giving (and why!), aggregate giving by age group. 9. Remember the […]
Top Ten Ways to Grow Givers’ Hearts (answers to follow, but can you guess?) 10. Know Your ____________________. 9. Remember the _______________ in Your ___________. 8. Be a _________________ Leader. 7. Start _________________. 6. ________________ About Stewardship. 5. Ask Your Tithers Why They __________. 4. Launch ______________ Giving. 3. Start an _____________________ Service. 2. Plan […]
Many Christians struggle with the issue of giving and tithing. Pastors also find it hard to express their own beliefs about the subject. Money-talk in the church can be thorny. It’s easier not to mention money. Some believe that tithing is biblical. To them, it is the right thing to do as a Christian disciple. […]
Today I’m giving you a letter that will transform the quarterly giving statements in your church. Outside the church, fundraisers know it’s all about the donor. If you appeal to the needs of the donor, rather than the needs of the organization, you’ll inspire more generous gifts. Alaska did a great test of this recently. Could […]
Have you ever wondered what the impact of tithing could be in your congregation’s ministry? Use the form here to estimate* the increase. *(Your mileage may vary.)