What is a Christmas Offering? FREE Video Training (Today Only!)

Do you know the best way to go from ‘just barely enough’ to ‘having an abundance’? It’s as easy as understanding and implementing the fundamentals of a Christmas Offering. In today’s FREE training video (part two of my three video series), I’m going to get specific on the WHAT and the HOW of your Christmas Offerings so you can focus … Read More


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Why Do a Christmas Offering – and Why NOW (Free Video)

I have an odd question for you… Are you ready to celebrate Christmas? I know, I know, it’s only October, but now is the time to prepare for the most important offering you’ll collect all year – your Christmas Offering! A Christmas Offering is a special offering given during a set period of time around Christmas that encourages people to give over and above their regular … Read More


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LIVE from Systems Boot Camp Orlando – Focus on Stewardship

I’m writing to you from Walt Disney, Orlando –  in the middle of our 3-day Church Systems Check-up & Boot Camp. We are blessed to have our largest event attendance ever – just look at this amazing group of pastors!   We’re focused these 3 days on the 8 Systems of a Healthy Church, but with a specific focus on Stewardship, which impacts … Read More


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Understanding what Jesus Said About Finances

Today’s blog comes to us from my friend and stewardship mentor Steve Stroope as an excerpt from his book, Money Matters in Church: A Practical Guide for Leaders. Steve is lead pastor of the multi-campus Lake Pointe Church near Dallas, Texas. Under his leadership, the congregation has grown from 57 members in 1980 to a current attendance of more than … Read More


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Communicating Your Theology of Financial Stewardship

Today’s blog comes to us from my friend and stewardship mentor Steve Stroope as an excerpt from his book, Money Matters in Church: A Practical Guide for Leaders. Steve is lead pastor of the multi-campus Lake Pointe Church near Dallas, Texas. Under his leadership, the congregation has grown from 57 members in 1980 to a current attendance of more than … Read More


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Exclusive Talk: Avoiding the Summer Stewardship Slump

Just a few days ago, I shared some insider tips on “How to Avoid the Summer Stewardship Slump” with my coaching networks. A number of members came to me afterwards and said I should make this available to the broader Church Leader Insights family (that includes you!). As you know, summer is fast approaching but it’s NOT TOO LATE to improve … Read More


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Church Finances: A Leader’s Responsibility

Today’s blog comes to us from my friend and stewardship mentor Steve Stroope as an excerpt from his book, Money Matters in Church: A Practical Guide for Leaders. Steve is lead pastor of the multi-campus Lake Pointe Church near Dallas, Texas. Under his leadership, the congregation has grown from 57 members in 1980 to a current attendance of more than … Read More


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8 Ways to Avoid the Summer Slump – and Increase Your Stewardship – Part 2

There are many proven things you can do to avoid a “summer slump” in stewardship. Today we continue with Part 2 of my 8 ways to not just glide through the summer – but GROW. (To read Part 1, click here.) 5. Preach on giving.  Biggest felt need during the summer – breaking free from debt. We’ll do a debt-free Sunday right in the … Read More


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8 Ways to Avoid the Summer Slump – and Increase Your Stewardship – Part 1

Summer is fast approaching and you have two options in your approach – plan in the summer or beg in the fall. The prevailing myth is that you can’t avoid the so-called “summer slump.” But I challenge you today – be careful about buying into those average ways of thinking. You CAN flatten that summer dip – and make sure … Read More


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