David Messner and I have been working on a new resource of AG Financial to help pastors spark a movement of generosity in their church. We know that every church has a “gap” between their current reality and their vision. And every church needs a GAP – a Generosity Action Plan. Every pastor needs a strategy on how they are going to resource their God-given vision. That’s why we’ve created the Generosity Action Plan Membership website. It gives you monthly coaching, done-for-you materials, and insights from pastors across the country on how to develop a culture of generosity within your church.
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Why should a church offer a variety of giving methods including e-giving, online giving, and giving kiosks?
- We are passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus and experience His best for their life. The more people who can financially partner with us, the more lives we have the potential to impact.
- What we do as a church we want to do with excellence. That includes our services, kids’ ministry, outreach; and that also includes giving. The bottom line is that businesses like banks have understood the value of offering a variety of tools. Of course we are not a bank, but it could be argued that churches have a more important mission than banks.
- The methods of currency exchange evolve of time. We observe throughout history how people have moved away from offerings of animals, grain, goods, or minerals. Now we’ve moved away from cash and checks. For instance, 80% of US households are now utilizing electronic direct deposits, online banking, and or other online transactions. Continue Reading…
Do you invest in God’s Kingdom like you invest in yours? Really the ideal mindset is a one kingdom mindset, where you understand everything comes from God and is God’s. But this little test might help us see if we have that singular mindset or if we really do have two kingdom’s – ours and God’s.
Many pastors and Christians have a good understanding of finances, savings, and planning for retirement. Rightfully so, we are getting and giving a lot of good financial advice, and many of us have growing 401k or 403b accounts. And here’s the typical approach we take with these accounts:
1. Our investment is consistent – we invest every time we get paid.
2. Our investment is first – it normally comes directly and immediately out of the check.
3. It is measured – we have chosen a percentage in advance that is based on a strategy.