Practical Advice and Resources on Stewardship, Giving, and Managing Money

Stewardship has always been an important part of the discipleship process and money has always been a spiritual issue. 

But pastors often struggle to lead their churches financially and churches are too frequently hindered by low giving.

Maybe you weren’t adequately prepared to lead the financial operations of a church and feel unqualified when it comes to profit and loss statements, balance sheets, or even preaching on money. 

We’ve collected some of our best resources about money, giving, and stewardship.
5 Money Shifts Every Church Should Make
5 Money Shifts Every Church Should Make

Americans are giving more to charity now than ever before. $410 Billion in 2017, a 5% increase over the previous year and the highest amount ever. Charitable giving is up across multiple income levels and in most demographics. But people are giving less and less to...

How To Encourage People To Give: 6 Steps
How To Encourage People To Give: 6 Steps

Leading your church to live and love like Jesus takes time. You can’t press an “easy button.” There’s no way to “update” your church like an app on your phone. And teaching the Bible doesn’t work overnight. Why bring this up? Recently, many church leaders have asked...

Behind on Your Church’s Budget? Take These 7 Steps to Get on Track
Behind on Your Church’s Budget? Take These 7 Steps to Get on Track

Your church budget can be a tremendous source of stress. Some churches will meet and exceed their budgets this year. But there are far more churches (maybe yours?) who will “just get by” or who won’t reach their church budget this year. If your church is behind...

How to Thank Your Key Donors
How to Thank Your Key Donors

Dan Glaze from the National Christian Foundation says the six most important words in fundraising are “thank you, thank you, thank you.” Just like a personal "thank you" can go a long way, no show of thanks or gratitude is a recipe for disaster. Everyone who is giving...

Seven Rules for Raising Money in the Church
Seven Rules for Raising Money in the Church

When pastors and church leaders approach the subject of stewardship, they often do so from one of two perspectives. There are churches who rarely talk about money. It may be because they fear the repercussions. Or they claim that God will provide without any action...

Why You Should Get More People to Give Online (and How to Do It)
Why You Should Get More People to Give Online (and How to Do It)

A few years ago, I did a keynote talk trying to convince people to move to online giving. At the time, some of the biggest objections to emphasizing it in church were confusing technology and high fees. Thankfully, both of those issues have been solved. The technology...

Insanely Practical Ways to Increase Giving in Your Church

We’re peeling back the curtain on what a successful stewardship system in church should look like and loading you up with practical, actionable ideas you can use to increase regular giving.

On this free training, you will learn…

  1. How to create a cadence of talking about money the right way – a rhythm that encourages people to engage in generosity like never before.
  2. Practical ways to appreciate and encourage your existing donors so they remain engaged over the long-haul.
  3. How to involve other leaders in your church on the income-creation, not just the expense management side of the budget.
Here's a FREE Sermon Series on Money

Let’s face it, talking about money in church is weird at best. That’s why we created this easy to use series to help you talk about money in a way that will help your congregations make space for what really matters.

 

The Bundle Includes:
  • The  Sermon Series. Four weeks worth of sermons covering the topics of stewardship, contentment, planning, and generosity.
  • Presentations. Ready to use PowerPoint Presentations designed to complement the sermons, which are customizable to fit the needs of your congregation.
  • Graphics Package. Templates for mailers, social media platforms, and other marketing tools.
  • Video Guide. A comprehensive video walk-through to help you access and utilize your Make Space materials.
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