New Year’s Half Off Sale – Ends Friday!

As we wrap up this year today, I want you to kick-start 2015 with maximum energy and impact! My first resolution is to help you do exactly that by equipping you with the resources you need – so I’m giving you dozens of my most powerful training resources for up to 50% off in the BIG NEW YEAR’S HALF OFF SALE! There are over … Read More


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NOW is the time – Planning an Effective Christmas Offering

If the latest Target commercial (and their store shelves for that matter) is any leading indicator – we’re officially in the holiday season! So are you prepared? I’m not talking about making your Christmas lists or even decorating for Christmas services. The real question is whether you’ve started preparing for your Christmas offering. Now, I know what you may be thinking: People’s … Read More


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Call Out Your Congregation – Let’s Do a Tithe Challenge

By now someone in your church has been called out to take the Ice Bucket Challenge. But what if you could challenge your congregation spiritually? While it doesn’t involve dumping icy cold water on people, it does require your church to get out of their comfort zone and further impact the Kingdom. Challenge your people to tithe – just for 90 days … Read More


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Christmas in November– Preparing for Your Christmas Offering NOW!

As the old carol says about Christmas, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” But when does that “time of the year” actually begin? Have you noticed the way retailers have started putting out Christmas displays as early as September? Every year, the push toward Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier. By October, children are making their Christmas … Read More


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How the Tithe Challenge Helps Your Congregation Grow Spiritually

The number one reason to do a Tithe Challenge is to grow the people in your church.  The Tithe Challenge is really about discipleship. Perhaps the most profound equation I’ve ever heard regarding stewardship in a local church is that stewardship equals discipleship. I first heard Randy Alcorn say it. but since then I’ve heard others mention this concept — it … Read More


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Why Should Your Church do a Tithe Challenge?

I think this is a worthy question, “Why do a tithe challenge?” I could give you a list of probably 20 reasons, but here are my top five reasons:  1) It grows the people in your church. It disciples the people in your church.  It grows them closer to God.  It grows them more like Christ.  The tithe challenge, even though … Read More


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What is a Tithe Challenge?

Early on as pastor at The Journey in New York City, I tackled a message series on stewardship.  During the second message, we decided to hit hard on the importance of bringing the full tithe to God.  I just shot right to the heart of the issue and let everyone know they should be tithing– this was our first tithe … Read More


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What Gets Rewarded, Gets Repeated (Part 3) – Mid Year Giving Statement

This past week, I have been talking about the idea of what gets rewarded, gets repeated. Now, I am going to invite you to push this idea just a little bit further. One of the things you can do in the mid-year giving statement is you can make it a celebration of everything that happened in the first half of … Read More


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In What Areas Can a Christmas Offering Help My Church?

Today I have one more FAQ about your Christmas Offering… Should we divide our Christmas Offering over multiple “causes” or would it be more impactful to focus on one single cause? This is a common question (and a good one), but it’s actually more effective to have multiple causes. What I like about raising funds for three items is that … Read More


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How Long Does a Christmas Offering Last? Can I Extend It into the New Year?

The early response to the 2012 debut of my “How to Plan and Conduct an Effective Christmas Offering” resource has been great – thanks to all who’ve already secured yours! To celebrate, I’m sharing some Christmas Offering FAQ’s this week – here’s one I hear from time to time: If we start the offering around Thanksgiving and run it into … Read More


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