Our Complicated History With Church Money

Many pastors tell me they hate fundraising. I think there’s a legitimate reason for that. You see, the call of the pastor is to cast, carry, and shepherd the vision of the church. Meanwhile, it seems that the call of the fundraiser is to merely collect funds when resources are low. It can then be […]

Why the Tithing Message Is Short-Sighted

I believe in tithing, sort of. Now, let me explain. There is a good bit of debate as to many aspects of tithing. First of all, not all pastors believe the Old Testament law of tithing – donating 10% of personal income – still applies today to modern believers. Next, studies have shown that many […]

Chasing Wrong Financial Goals

If I were to list the most common financial goals that are often repeated across the nation in financial small groups, seminars, and sermons, I am confident I know the two that are listed the most. One is a goal most pastors dream of, and the other is a dream held by those in the […]

Why Tithing May Not Be As Generous as You Think

Not sure if the title of this blog is shocking to a reader or not, but let’s dive into the topic of tithing and generosity. We’ll define our terms, then we will look into a few Scriptures, and conclude with some applications. Defining Generosity & Tithing By definition, a tithe is a tenth part of […]

God’s Generous Dream for You

It’s a new year which means it is a great time to dream a new dream. I am so grateful for a God who has dreams for our lives. His dreams are not secretive. They are actually plainly spoken and repeated in the Bible. God has a dream for your life, your family, and your […]

Episode 88: The Most Important Giving Stats that No One Is Measuring

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. Best Quotes “Numbers tell a story and they mean something to God.” “Numbers help us look at things through a navigational lens of where […]

8 Tips To Collect A Virtual Offering 24/7

I cut my teeth on ministry back in the 1980’s and the offering was way different decades ago. There were no handheld digital devices and the church had yet to experience several public financial scandals that would prove to have lasting effects on how the church would receive generosity.  When I began my first vocational […]

3 Steps to Grow a Generous Staff Team

Every pastor I meet desires his church to grow in generosity. Who wouldn’t desire more resources to accomplish more vision? But what is the secret? How do I take steps in the right direction, experiencing a generosity overflow without talking about money all the time? Here is what we know about generous churches, they are […]