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
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
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
What is a Christmas Offering and Doesn’t Doing One Take Away from My Regular Offering?
At Church Leader Insights, this is the first week of 2012 that you can pick up my freshly updated “How to Plan and Conduct an Effective Christmas Offering” resource! It’s only available for the next 3 weeks because NOW is the time to plan your church’s Christmas Offering. Not sure about what a Christmas Offering is? It’s simply a special … 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
Time is Running Out for a Difference-Making Christmas Offering!
Well, the clock is ticking… Time is running out for you to secure your copy of my new resource and lead a successful Christmas Offering at your church. This brand new “How to Plan and Conduct an Effective Christmas Offering” resource will no longer be available after this Monday, October 31st at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Here’s why- I refuse to set … Read More
Why YOU Should Do A Christmas Offering (Free Video)
Have you noticed how early the seasons change in stores these days? It’s mid-October and not only is Halloween candy available, but so are all the Thanksgiving decorations. Well, this week I’m encouraging you to think ahead too – about Christmas! No, I haven’t missed a couple of pages in my calendar… Here’s why I want you to think about … Read More
How to Prepare The Most Important Offering of the Year (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
How One Pastor Is Seeing 20% Increased Giving (plus a Free Audio Sermon)
One of the best parts of having coached over 1,200 Senior Pastors over the years is that many of them keep in touch. That means that from time to time I get emails from pastors all over the country sharing how God is at work in their churches, lives are being changed, and the Kingdom is expanding! Recently I got … Read More
Should a Pastor Know Who Gives What?
If your familiar with my book Maximize, and my other Stewardship Resources, you know I believe that a pastor should know who is giving financially to the church. In fact, sometimes the thinking on this issue is skewed by an improper theology of stewardship. When you understand that Stewardship is Discipleship (where your treasure is, there your heart will be … Read More