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
Post-Black Friday Sale – “The Generosity Ladder” – HALF OFF for Your Church!
My little book The Generosity Ladder: Your Next Step to Financial Peace, continues to help more and more churches and I want to say Thank You to all who already picked it up for yourself and for the people in your church. AND, with Black Friday behind us now, ’tis the season for savings – I just found out that … Read More
Sample Christmas Offering Documents (Free PDF Downloads)
We had a great turnout for the series of Christmas Offering Webinars that I led a couple of weeks ago and many of you have been asking about what we’re doing at The Journey. So, today I wanted to share some samples of the documents we’re using for our Christmas Offering at The Journey this year. Here are the links … Read More
Always Get More Than One Quote
Here’s a leadership lesson for you and your team: Whenever you are having something printed or outsourced for your church, ALWAYS get two quotes and three if possible… in writing, in comparable terms. Remember, stewardship is more than just what you expect from your church members – You are responsible for every dollar spent. Just a few days ago, one … Read More
t may come as a surprise to some, but one of my favorite topics to talk about with church leaders is stewardship. I enjoy talking about money and the church because stewardship is discipleship. Jesus himself said where your money is, there your heart will be also. I got to spend a couple of days last week in our Manhattan … Read More
Q & A: How to respond to the financial crisis?
The most frequently asked question I’ve received over the last two months is: How am I to lead my church during this financial crisis? How do I prepare? What do I need to do and not do? To listen to my answer to this question, check out my latest podcast: HOW TO LEAD YOUR CHURCH DURING THE FINANCIAL CRISIS (Download … Read More
Christmas Offering Documents and Envelope
Yesterday we talked about my free report on “How to Conduct a Christmas Offering.” Today I wanted to share with you the packets we created to promote our Christmas Offering. I’m not sharing these documents because we got it ‘perfect!’ By no means. Instead, this document may help you with language and formating for your offering. On Sunday I’m going … Read More
3rd Quarter Giving Statements
It’s October 2 so its time to start thinking about your 3rd Quarter Giving Statements. I haven’t written our third quarter letter yet but I will post it here as soon as I do (for a sample of my 2nd Quarter Giving Letter click here). The obvious issue to address in the letter is the ecomony. My letter will be … Read More