generosity

When A Cash Flow Surplus May Not Be Good

I should probably start by making it clear that a baseline for me is for churches to experience a minimum of 10% surplus in revenue every year with 50% of the income arriving through digital channels. When a church is moving towards 20% surplus and 80% being received digitally, it gets real fun! However, I […]

The Best Money Conversation

Recently I had the privilege of launching a Generosity Culture session with a pastor who is leading one of the most successful churches in his state. Over the years they have grown from a few hundred to thousands of people generating millions of annual income. You would think that this kind of numeric success would […]

Storage Unit Generosity

The storage unit business has been growing for years. What once began as a temporary solution for many Americans in between moves has now become a long-term storage solution for items we purchase with discretionary income. Several decades ago, my wife and I were storage unit people. We were living in an apartment at the […]

Grow Generosity Through Fasting and Prayer

In scripture, we find the theme of fasting repeatedly. The topic of money is also one of the more addressed issues. When it comes to the committed, habitual practices of fasting and giving in the modern church can be quite a different experience. Jesus taught that his house was to be a house of prayer. […]

Overflow Book Review

One of my missions is to help church leaders understand the difference between stewardship and generosity. Both are great subjects that need to be addressed, but the strategies and outcomes are very different. Unfortunately, it is easy to have a limited perspective on the reach of both subjects. Simply put, stewardship is the practice of […]