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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vlog: Dangerous Tipping Point

I want to alert you to a dangerous tipping point that statistics are telling us the church just hit in this recent giving year. For decades the church has received the largest part of contributions when it comes to the entire pie of charitable giving in the United States. However, for the first time since […]

Vlog: Growing Recurring Digital Givers

People don’t wake up and become recurring digital givers. They start as first-time digital givers. So, how do we help people become better at recurring giving? You lead them through the steps of all of the different kinds of digital givers. But it’s also important for you as a pastor to be a recurring digital […]

Vlog: How to Move Occasional Digital Givers Forward

One of the things an occasional digital giver might be telling you is that they have tried the digital giving experience and didn’t like it. Digital givers are transacting e-commerce many times every day with high expectations. Many church digital giving services are old and archaic. If you want to make digital giving catalytic, make […]

Vlog: How to Engage Non-Digital Givers in Digital Giving

There is a group who will never become digital givers. But you can still lead them in the digital age. You can help them understand autodraft and e-checks that come securely from their banks directly to your church. This will help them be more consistent. There is another group of non-digital givers that will make […]

Vlog: Why Digital Giving Is Important to Pastoral Leadership

Most pastors aren’t actively involved in digital giving because they are disciplined and enjoy the physical demonstration of their generosity. But when pastors do not engage in digital giving they have a hard time optimizing and advocating for it. To help you in the area of digital giving, go online and use your digital giving […]