In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Rob Dupree and Michael Baker are joined by Meagan Brown, former pastor of stewardship. During their conversation, they discuss important statistical trends in giving.
“Numbers tell a story and they mean something to God.”
“Numbers help us look at things through a navigational lens of where have we been, where are we at, and where are we going.”
“More important than the numbers or the data are the people who are attached to them.”
“Those who gave more than $5,000 in a calendar year were the ones who stepped up and continued to give and even gave in bigger amounts.”
“New givers is at an all time low.”
“We all feel connected when we see a transformed life that we got to help.”
“Are we being funded by a few or are we being funded by the masses at a good pace? And is this healthy or unhealthy for where we are at currently and for where we are trying to head?”
“Giving pattern changes allow you to know how to communicate better with those givers.”
“A new giver really needs to be communicated with at least 8 times in that first year with stories and opportunities of what the church is doing to encourage them along in their giving journey.”
Meagan loves to help people discover biblical financial principles for success. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from West Texas A&M University in 2004 and went on to obtain her licenses for practicing retirement and financial planning. After 7 years of financial planning in corporate America, Meagan accepted a position as the Pastor of Stewardship where she spent 7 years helping to develop a Stewardship Ministry across a multi-campus, 10,000 member church. Meagan’s passion is to develop a culture of generosity throughout the church.