David Roseberry’s book, Giving Up, provides concrete ways to jumpstart financial giving in churches. His wisdom, gleaned from decades in ministry, gives church leaders applicable tools to do the work they need to do, which requires members of churches to be generous with their resources.
Here’s another sneak peek at my new book, Giving Up: How Giving to God Renews Hearts, Changes Minds, and Empowers Ministry, available now. This excerpt is from the second chapter, titled “The Hidden Virtue of the Early Church.” I want to give the church corrective lenses to see that the ministry of Jesus, Paul, and the very first Christians was inextricably […]
After years of gathering ideas, studying Scripture, preaching “The Money Talk”, collecting three decades worth of wisdom…and months of writing and re-writing, the book is finished.
We took our final pass at it with our red pens and now it lives with the publisher and then onto the printer…and then I […]
As a ‘lame duck’ rector of the church I’d pastored for decades, I had an unusual experience writing my last year-end appeal letter. I had announced my resignation six months earlier. The entire congregation was waiting for some good news from the Search Committee.
And we had a significant financial need. HUGE! […]
It is starting to happen on most afternoons now. I innocently walk to my mailbox hoping for a few letters or a favorite magazine. I open the mailbox door, and it all starts to overflow into my arms and onto the street. Catalogs. More catalogs. Credit card offers. Direct mail solicitations. And of course, daily appeals for money and support […]
I decided to gather these ‘greatest hits’ in a single Stewardship digest. These posts distill some of the most practical applications of the issues raised in Giving Up. Here they are…up-to-date.
Even though money and giving empowers and enables so much good to happen, many church leaders don’t feel comfortable talking about […]
Ben Gill is THE man when it comes to Stewardship, Capital Campaigns, and raising money for Kingdom work. The impact of his company Resource Services, Inc. is incalculable. They helped us (at Christ Church) raise the millions of dollars needed for the acquisition and expansion of our campus. And after each campaign […]
Over at LeaderWorks, I have written a few posts on stewardship over the last month. The Digest is here. But this last post will pull everything together in a sample ‘Stewardship Emphasis Program’ for your church this Fall.
It is not too late to do something specific and practical. So here are ten things to make happen between […]