Lead Your People to Give this Fall – $25 Stewardship Seminar (3 Days Only!)

What would it look like if you had a fully resourced church this Fall? How many of your people — current members and first-time guests — would you like to grow spiritually through biblical stewardship? You can’t grow your people or your church without addressing the money issue head on. I learned this long ago — that Stewardship is Discipleship — and … Read More


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Pastor Study: Struggling with Finances? You’re Not Alone! (Part 2 of 3)

I shared the findings of a recent pastor survey that revealed some startling statistics on the state of the average minister’s personal finances. It turns out most of us are struggling to make ends meet. If you aren’t confident about your financial situation, here are four time-tested and helpful tips that will help you reverse course: #1  Have a $1,000 … Read More


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Wesley’s 4 Questions on the Use of Money

Today’s guest post comes to us from Ted Schroder for VirtueOnline.org. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, preached a wealth of words about money. Wesley made enormous sums from the sale of his writings. In an age when a single man could live comfortably on $60 a year, his annual income reached $2,800. He believed that with increasing income, the … Read More


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The Economic Value of Religion in America

Today’s guest post comes to us from EvangelicalFocus.com. A new first-of-its-kind study has taken an empirical look at the true “value” of faith, and found that religion is worth $1.2 trillion to the US economy, more than the worth of technology giants Apple and Microsoft combined. The Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion has released the study, made by Georgetown … Read More


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Financial Challenges of the Small Church Pastor

Today’s guest post comes to us from Shelia Poole for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Despite all the talk about megachurches and their wealth, new research suggests that most evangelical pastors serve in small churches and often experience significant personal financial challenges. “The vast majority of pastors do not have their own radio or TV show, robust church staff, or megachurch attendance,” … Read More


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