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 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 Kent Woodyard on Jun 11, 2016
“This is just a hugely distasteful example of the American money obsession gospel which us non-Americans find nauseating.”
I stared at my inbox and read the response twice. Then three times. Somewhere, in some other country, some nameless person with an @hotmail.com email address was very upset with me.
By Thabiti Anyabwile on Jun 7, 2011
Thabiti Anyabwile offers a compelling argument against the use of altar calls. We invite you to share your thoughts and opinions.
By Brian Croft on Jan 30, 2016
Brian Croft reminds us the very first ingredient in every powerful sermon. Does your sermon have it?
By Larry Moyer on Jun 15, 2018
There is a place for a properly given altar call, but we must maintain a correct understanding of how, when, and where to use one.
By Casey Graham on Sep 21, 2011
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 Dean Shriver on Jun 30, 2018
Tithing is a volatile topic—even away from the pulpit. Dean Shriver suggests a novel approach to the "fuzzy edges" of tithing.
By Kent Woodyard on Jun 17, 2016
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 Rick Warren on Aug 16, 2011
Rick Warren shares his leadership wisdom for staying healthy and effective for the long haul in ministry.
By Gary Rohrmayer on Mar 17, 2015
"There are still important reasons to consider leveraging Easter as an opportunity for kingdom growth."
By Josh Reich on Sep 1, 2015
Yes: go ahead and take a Sunday off every once in a while. But Josh Reich says be smart about it.
By John Gilman Ii on May 17, 2016
A proper welcome needs to have more than just a greeting. Churches need to create welcome pathways that guide people into more familiarity, connection, and relationship with the church. Creating a positive and effective welcoming strategy has never been more important. There is still time to put a great welcome process in place. Here are six tips to get you started in the right direction.