By Jamie Munson on May 23, 2012
"If we are avoiding the subject or trying to make it more palatable, we are doing our congregations a huge disservice."
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 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 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 Margaret Marcuson on Feb 6, 2012
Margaret Marcuson suggests 10 practical ways to help everyone lighten up about money.
By Mark Brooks on Aug 30, 2013
Clergy often tiptoe around the topic of money as if they were taking a walk through a minefield.
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 Joe Mckeever on Mar 13, 2013
Few subjects are as fraught with danger for the unsuspecting pastor as preaching on stewardship.
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 Kent Woodyard on Mar 28, 2016
“If your church isn’t strapped for cash, your vision isn’t big enough.”
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 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 Thomas Winters on Feb 27, 2018
Ministry compensation specialist Tom Winters, Esq., guides pastors and church leaders through the sometimes tricky compensation analysis process.
By Bob Russell on Feb 24, 2018
Bob Russell encourages pastors and preachers who tiptoe around the topic of giving.