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. 

Here are some of our best resources on this topic.

A Practical Generosity Framework for Churches

A Practical Generosity Framework for Churches

When someone gives to a church, amazing things can happen. People meet Jesus. Lives are changed. Communities are transformed. But giving money to a church isn’t the beginning of generosity. Generosity enables ministry, but ministry…

Side Income Ideas for Pastors

Side Income Ideas for Pastors

On one hand, there’s no such thing as “part-time” ministry. But today, many pastors are bi-vocational or co-vocational. For many, it’s an intentional choice, perhaps even an evangelism strategy.  For others, it’s an unavoidable reality;…

5 Best Practices for Online Giving

5 Best Practices for Online Giving

Years ago, I helped lead a bunch of workshops around the country to help churches create a stewardship strategy. At the time, one of the big topics was digital giving. We were getting questions about…

13 Tips for Creating a Financial Plan in Your Church

13 Tips for Creating a Financial Plan in Your Church

As you look to make a new financial plan or church budget for next year, here are thirteen practical tips. 1. Now is a great time to evaluate your ministries and programs for effectiveness and…

3 Ways Your Church Can Create Different Streams of Income

3 Ways Your Church Can Create Different Streams of Income

Raising financial support for your church will look different—really soon. Let me explain.  In recent years, one significant shift has been taking place that will negatively influence your church: People tend to be less engaged…

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.

We provide insanely practical resources for leaders of normal-sized churches.

You're called to pastor your church. We're called to take care of you.

In the face of overwhelming challenges and opportunities, it can be tough to know where to focus. A personalized plan perfectly designed to help you overcome your current challenge.
Practical and actionable training for you and your team to take at your own pace: topics like leadership, follow-up, volunteers, increasing regular giving, and more.

Instant access to more than 200 documents, resources, and templates plus the ability to ask for anything you need. You don't have to start with a blank page.

Get 24 breakdowns and ministry insight videos to help you apply the lessons from helpful business and leadership books to the context of your church.

Work with other pastors to accomplish something specific each month. It's practical and actionable support and cohort-learning.
Real-time learning from qualified instructors on meaningful topics – you or anyone from your team can take as many as you want.
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Streamline will help you create healthy systems in your church. Each chapter gives you the guidance and action steps you need. You'll get real tools to help you plan, organize, and lead your church.

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Austin, TX

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Epicentere West Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

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