An Online Course to Help Get Giving Back on Track & Ready for What's Next

As your church moves through reopening and toward what's coming in the fall, it's helpful to take a fresh look at your financial plan. Maybe you need to repurpose funds. Maybe you need to create a better plan for uncertain times. Maybe you need to raise money right now. This short course is full of practical coaching and actionable resources and will give you a game plan to grow giving through COVID.

Leverage Digital Giving

How to Talk
About Giving

Get Giving Back on Track

What We'll Cover

When COVID-19 hit, our churches responded, largely my moving most things online. As restrictions were relaxed, we build plans to reopen. But as we settle in to the new normal, it’s time to rebound. This course will help you wrestle with the question of “What’s next?” It’s not deep thought pontificating about the future of the church at large. Instead, this is a field guide on how to navigate this current season, getting your church back on track and focused on the mission. 

Getting Giving Back on Track

As we move from responding to reopening, and as people begin to come back to church, giving will be behind its regular curve. We'll cover not only getting back to where you WERE financially, but also creating plans to move forward.

The New Budget Reality

Churches and businesses are very different, but there are times – financially – where it's appropriate to look at your Church budget like a business leader. It's time to pull out the budget and ask: what needs to change? What needs more focus? What needs less focus?

New Financial Realities

 With 60% of churches reporting a decrease in overall giving, you will need a long-term plan to adjust spending, plan for cash flow, help your people and your staff financially, and lean in to the discomfort of talking about money in your church.  

Meet the Instructor

Michael Lukaszewski
Founder of Church Fuel 

After a decade in student ministry and six years as a church planter and pastor, Michael started Church Fuel to help churches add systems, processes, and strategy to their passion to reach people. He’s been able to help hundreds of pastors and church leaders from churches of all sizes move forward on purpose. Building on his experience as a pastor as well as working with hundreds of churches across the country, he will help give you a game plan for leading your church into the next season of ministry.

What do I get with Rebound?

COVID-19 has created many new opportunities for ministry, but it’s likely put a strain on your budget and heightened financial concerns of your church. As your church begins to gather again, turn your attention to building financial health and getting your budget back on track.  This section will give you a roadmap to not just catching up on what you missed but preparing for the next season of ministry to your community.

Finances: From Asking to Helping

Engaging Your Finance Team and Leaders

Leveraging Digital Giving

The New Budget Reality

How to Talk About Giving

Resources Include

Special Offering Kit

Cash Flow Planning Spreadsheet

Updated Budget Template

Annual Funding Plan

Donor Newsletter Template

Two Ways to Get the Course

If you're already a Church Fuel member, just log in here to see The Rebound Course already on your dashboard.

Member Signup Bonus

Get our Tired Team product for FREE with signup. Church teams are working harder than ever: serving, leading, pivoting, and trying to keep the church going. All this hard work makes people tired, and if you’re not careful and intentional, burnout comes next. You don’t want to come back with a jaded team with low morale. This toolkit will give you and your team the coaching you need and the resources to make things better.

You can enroll in the course by itself, but many churches find membership the most help at the best price.
Membership in Church Fuel includes…

Ministry Coaching whenever you need one-on-one help with something specific

Access to our full Resource Library full of PDFs, spreadsheets, and documents

Logins for your entire team, so you can delegate and have accountability

Members get access to every course, including Rebound


Rebound will give you a roadmap for the future after COVID-19, and help you get back where you need to be, and primed for what's ahead.

Breaking the 200 Barrier

Breaking the 200 Barrier helps pastors lead their church to 200 regular attenders and beyond. We break down the plans and strategies you need to grow.

The Volunteer Course

The Volunteer Course includes ideas, plans, and best practices for recruiting, training, and leading volunteers in any season.

The Giving Course

The Giving Course will help you learn how to talk about money the right way. Lead a fully funded church where you’re doing much more than meeting the budget. 

The Leadership Course

The Leadership Course will give you a plan to develop yourself and your team while finding and training new leaders to do the work of ministry. 

Building Your Ministry Plan

Building Your Ministry Plan is an insanely practical course to guide you and/or your team through the process of creating a two page “business plan” for your ministry.

There are more courses included like The Systems Course, The Follow-Up Course, The Inviting Course, and more. We add new courses every few months and members get everything.

Members get all our resources.

 Our digital Resource Library will give you the tools and templates you need to take action fast. There are more than 150 documents in the Resource Library with new ones added each month.

Plus, if there's something you need and you can't find it, we'll make it.


  • Ministry Action Plan
  • Evaluation Forms
  • Volunteer Job Descriptions
  • Personal Growth Plan
  • Policies and Procedures


Members get coaching.

In addition to practical coaching and actionable resources, every member can connect with a coach anytime you need one-on-one help. Coaching is included for every member.

Matt Anderson

Lead Pastor of Surprise Church in Bismarck, ND.

Ryan Brooks

Lead Pastor of Vertical Church in Durham, NC.

Joanne Hoehne

Co-pastor of The Source Church in Bradenton, FL.

Robbie Foreman

Lead Pastor at Together Church in Moncks Corner, SC.

Bobby Williams

Lead Pastor of The Ridge Church in Oak Ridge, TN.

Why membership?

You can spend $2,000 to bring a few people to a conference, and maybe walk away with two or three new ideas. Or, you can invest $45 per month in a year-long membership that offers you one-on-one coaching, connects you to a whole community of like-minded peers and gives you actionable resources and courses that you AND your team need.

Need to convince your Finance Team?

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the resources?

Every video, resource, and course component is accessed online on the private member’s website. You can access from any computer, phone or tablet with an internet connection.

How long will I have access to the videos and resources?

Your course will not expire; it’s yours for as long as you're a Church Fuel member.

Who is this for?

While any church leader will benefit from this course, it’s geared for pastors, church staff, or those in a leadership position at a local church.

Is there a return policy?

Every course, resource, or product we sell comes with our unconditional, 30-day money back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied for any reason, just contact us and we’ll take care of you. Because most of our products are digital products, we choose to trust church leaders and operate on the honor system.

Who do I contact if I have a question?

Email anytime you have a question and someone from our team will be in touch.

Can others from my church participate?

Absolutely. What you pay for membership covers as many people from your church as you need. In fact, we recommend you go through the training with other people and work on the exercises together.

What Other Pastors Are Saying

I am loving the course! Our leadership team has gone through module one, and we're already implementing quite a few changes. This will be very good for us, and we will be working at it for the next several months.

– Keith Wishum

I am an old fashioned fundamentalist and view the new stuff with the typical suspectful eye. But, I admit… I am seeing value and getting help with some of these tools. Mom always said “don't throw the baby out with the wash”.

– Dan Alexoff

With so much to do, Church Fuel is helping me focus and providing incredible tools for our team to use. Spending my own personal money on this each month is well worth it.

– Ronnie Whitfield

Since I've been implementing some of the things that I've learned from Church Fuel, we have grown. When I took over, we were at 54 members. We have grown now to where our attendance every Sunday is around 130. Because of our growth, we've had to go to two services, and I attribute a lot of that to Church Fuel.

– Christopher George

Church Fuel is an integral part to my personal leadership development, giving me specific items to work through in our staff and church. Our staff team became aligned to the same goals and we worked intentionally through them strengthening our team, culture, and systems. Not only would I say we have a healthier church culture, but I have greater confidence in what I'm doing, and know specifically what to work on.

– Lawrence Huey

Down to business. Back to your calling.

Church Fuel supports pastors on a practical level in their efforts to grow an active, engaged church. Members get access to tools, videos, and resources, all continually vetted by experienced church leaders, as well as one-on-one ministry coaching and a private member community.