Who Will Fund Your Church in 10 Years?

There is an elephant in the room that many churches are trying to ignore: future finances. Many small, struggling churches survive financially today because of the faithful giving of people in the past. When churches were full of the Builder generation, the giving was...

6 Practical Steps to Increase Your Church’s Giving

All but a few churches in our region are struggling with their finances. Giving is down, expenses are up. Many of the ensuing financial discussions focus on what should be cut to meet ends. We need more insights on how to increase income. I had a recent discussion...

Why Church Disciple Programs Yield Religious Bullies

So many of the discipleship programs I have been through have focused on teaching me to do religious things like prayer, Bible study and tithing. These are all good things to do. But here’s the thing that stands out to me as I read the gospels: Jesus rarely told...

4 Responses for Church Leaders on Financial Giving

A man left a dime, a nickel and three pennies in an offering envelope at First United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He wrote these words on the envelope: “Please don’t be mad, I don’t have much. I’m homeless. God bless.”...