By Bob Russell on Feb 24, 2018
Bob Russell encourages pastors and preachers who tiptoe around the topic of giving.
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 Sermoncentral on Jul 8, 2013
If you've ever taken your kids to McDonald's, then this illustration is right up your alley.
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 Travis Hearn on Dec 11, 2013
When you're giving good news to someone, how do you give it?
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 Sermoncentral on Jan 17, 2019
It's not just academic; it's essential for life-giving sermons.
By Kent Woodyard on Mar 20, 2021
My article last week focused on a particularly negative reaction I received to a blog post about online giving. That response – and them is understanding it belied – galvanized me to talk about generosity,stewardship, and all things giving even more than I had before.
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 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 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 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 Nathan Aaseng on Nov 30, 2015
Nathan Aaseng's vision of stewardship comes from the Christmas tradition of giving gifts.
By Sermoncentral on Sep 16, 2013
Jean Vanier's surprising and gentle answer will give you plenty to think about.