By Kent Woodyard on Apr 4, 2016
The Church itself plays an important role in fostering generosity. Yes, at the end of the day, it is the responsibility of the giver to give. But it is also the responsibility of the church to create opportunities for generosity.
By Bob Russell on Feb 24, 2018
Bob Russell encourages pastors and preachers who tiptoe around the topic of giving.
By Sermoncentral on Jul 8, 2013
If you've ever taken your kids to McDonald's, then this illustration is right up your alley.
By Kent Woodyard on Mar 21, 2016
Working in business development for a church giving platform, I am asked often if there is a Biblical precedent for churches using digital technology to accept tithes and offerings. Any scriptural evidence that text-2-give is acceptable to the Lord? I’ll save you a concordance search: there isn’t.
By Casey Graham on Feb 6, 2020
As you preach on the subject of money, you've got to engage people who are motivated by different reasons. Here's a list of the top five reasons people give.
By Peter Mead on Jul 10, 2019
“I wouldn’t give a fig for simplicity this side of complexity, but I’d give my right arm for simplicity on the other side of complexity.”
By Sermoncentral on Jan 17, 2019
It's not just academic; it's essential for life-giving sermons.
By Travis Hearn on Dec 11, 2013
When you're giving good news to someone, how do you give it?
By Kent Woodyard on Jun 22, 2016
After spending the past three years working for an online and mobile giving provider, I am obviously a believer in the power of technology to increase giving to the Church. Through that time, however, I have also been confronted with the limitations of technology. Important? Certainly. Enough? Definitely not!
By Jim Morgan on Sep 12, 2016
Redefining members (not pastors and staff) as the “church” and the community (not members) as the “customer” would reverse the lens through which churches evaluate nearly every decision they make today.
By Perry Noble on May 17, 2018
God took Elijah to the brook not to punish him but to prepare him for greater things ahead. "Don't give up when you're by the brook," says Perry Noble.
By Brandon Cox on Mar 18, 2017
Sometimes, I feel that I’m spinning my wheels and not getting anywhere, and that I’m failing to meet the expectations of others.
By Jon Bloom on Nov 21, 2017
"There is only one way. And Jesus both is the way (John 14:6) and shows the way."
By Jon Weece on Dec 4, 2015
Some years ago, Christmas fell on a Sunday: I challenged our church family to spend Christmas visiting people they wouldn’t normally visit to give gifts to people they normally wouldn’t give gifts to.
By Nathan Aaseng on Nov 30, 2015
Nathan Aaseng's vision of stewardship comes from the Christmas tradition of giving gifts.