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


Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Leadership, Stewardship

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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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“Stewardship is Discipleship” – A Pastor’s Testimonial

I have a wonderful testimonial today on how a pastor challenged his church to step up in the area of stewardship – and the results that followed. Gregg Matte, senior pastor of Houston’s First Baptist Church, used the principles from my book, Maximize, to make an impact on his church’s giving. He recently shared this at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting. Dave … 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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Four Steps for Your Christmas Offering – Only 3 Days Left

Over the past three weeks I’ve been giving away some of the tips to planning a Christmas Offering taken directly from my new “How to Plan and Conduct an Effective Christmas Offering” resource. Today, I’m sharing with you the four steps to an effective offering.  There are only 3 business days left before the resource and videos are gone and I really … Read More


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How One Church Smashed Their Christmas Offering Goal (and you can too)

As the seasons change, we all have a tendency to move on without pausing for a moment to celebrate what God has been up to. Back in October, I led a series of webinars and gave away my free e-book about Planning and Conducting a Christmas Offering, and I’ve gotten lots of  great stories of how God has blessed many … Read More


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