Honoring God in the marketplace yields an abundance of spiritual fruit. read more
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Joseph Mattera: 10 Myths About Biblical Prosperity
Reading about these misconceptions might clear up a few things. read more
3 Important Budgeting Principles to Pass to Your Youth
Young people need all the help they can get these days in handling their finances. These 3 important budgeting principles are a great start. read more
'Cast Your Lunch Upon the Ground'
There are some unexpected lessons to be learned from the secret love life of crows. read more
Where Is the Great Disconnect?
What should we be doing to ensure the promises of kingdom finances flow to Christians in our flock and to our churches? read more
7 Trends in the Offertory in Churches
Are there certain aspects of the offertory in your church that are working or not working? read more
How Do You Handle Year-End Giving in Your Church?
Do you have any responsibility in regards to biblical stewardship in the lives of your congregation members? read more
14 Questions Church Leaders Should Ask About Church Finances
If your church is struggling financially, is it a money problem or a stewardship problem? read more
Pastor, How’s Your Personal Stewardship?
With all of your sermons on tithing and giving, are you practicing what you preach? read more
9 Trends in Pastoral and Church Staff Compensation
Some of these factors in how much pastors and church staff might come as a surprise to many. read more
5 Ways to Use the Offering to Enhance Financial Stewardship
How does your church handle offering time? Here are some suggestions to help boost your congregation's attitudes about giving. read more
10 Myths About Biblical Prosperity
There are many misconceptions that a lot of people hold about Christians and wealth. Here are only a few. read more
3 Reasons the Culture of Church Giving Changed
Here are some explanations for how the concept of tithing at many churches has become dysfunctional. read more
‘I Love You, Now Give Me Money’
Here's why pastors must always be wary of the temptation to manipulate people, whether intentionally or not. read more
6 Reasons to Preach the Word About Money
Many people believe that pastors have an affinity for talking about money in their sermons. Brandon Cox says the opposite is true, and that it's a necessity for individuals. Here's why. read more
7 Reasons the Pastor’s Salary Can Be a Source of Tension
A pastor's salary can be a source of contention for a church's congregation and its pastor. Here's why. read more
3 Steps to Closing the Giving Gap
When your congregation hears a sermon on money, many tend to protect their wallets. Here's how to approach the subject a little differently. read more
4 Ways to Discern if Your Church Has a Gospel Mindset About Money
We don't have to worship money in order to use it. Here are some qualities to consider when Scripture talks about money. read more
10 Things People Want Before They Will Give to Your Church
It’s common sense: Church leaders can’t expect people to grow in generosity if it’s not talked about.
While some leaders try to avoid the topic at all costs, the truth is most churchgoers aren’t as resistant to talking about money as we think. In fact, many already give to a variety of organizations and causes.
This shows there is a gap to fill between what we know the Bible says about money and our willingness to act on what we know.
Talking about money in church can be tough for the person on the platform and the person in the crowd. But it’s not impossible to do—and do well. You just need to better understand what to say and when to say it. read more
5 Keys to Developing Financial Leaders in Your Church
Most church leaders who don’t have a plan for engaging financial leaders in their church lack one for these two reasons:
1. The belief that engaging financial leaders will make them feel as if all the church cares about is their money or it shows favoritism to certain givers.
2. The lack of confidence to engage financial leaders in a way that encourages them to become significant givers.
However, as churches look to climb out of the tough times caused by the recession, we can no longer exclude anyone—including those with financial means—when it comes to developing a giving ministry. At the same time, confidence is developed when we know the proper techniques to use and the right questions to ask. read more
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