Todd McMichen

Todd serves at the Director of Generosity by Lifeway. His generosity roots rise from leading multiple capital campaigns for two churches where he served as a staff member, raising over $35,000,000 for their visionary projects. Since 2000, Todd has been a well-established stewardship coach, generosity leader, author, and conference speaker.

Eye Opening Facts From Barna on Church Planting Finances

In 2016 the Barna Group along with Thrivent Financial released a report entitled “Church Start-Ups and Money.” Generosity by Lifeway is actively involved in speaking, training, and supporting the work of church planters. Their financial challenges are front and center to us. Here are some of the more intriguing findings in the report. To be […]

The Single Most Important Giving Stat

Every week a pastor receives an offering report. It usually includes several figures. However, the one that receives the most attention is the total undesignated offering amount for the weekend. Most pastors know what they need based on dividing their annual budget figure by 52 to discern their perceived weekly budget need. Once this weekly […]

National Giving Trends, The Good, The Bad, And The Helpful

Every year the premiere generosity report, Giving USA, is delivered for charitable organizations to review. The research is conducted and reported by the Lilly School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. This report is highly anticipated by development officers of nonprofits across the country but is largely unknown to local churches.  I know pastors are very busy […]