5 Big Ideas for Generous Churches
Want your people to give with joy? Here’s what it’s going to take.
Your mission in preaching about generosity remains the same as always: make plain God's Word to God's people. People listen to peers. 5. Build the infrastructure for generosity.
Leadership Is Not About You
Leadership means hard work and service.
gifts: If prophecy, use it according to the proportion of one's faith; if service, use it in service; if teaching, in teaching; if exhorting, in exhortation; giving, with generosity; leading, with
Figuring Out the Millennial Christian Giver
Here's what an ECFA survey of 16,500 donors to 17 evangelical ministries learned about generosity.
Here's what an ECFA survey of 16500 donors to 17 evangelical ministries learned about generosity. Figuring Out the Millennial Christian Giver. 1 of 9. Research.
Want to Help During Disaster? Here's a Few Dos and Don'ts
The world has a growing need for well-informed, thoughtful engagement with natural disaster relief work.
When we go out in faith and use our gifts and resources to help victims of natural disaster, we get to participate in this work and show the same generosity to others that God so lavishly
Why Female Theologians Take Flak in the Public Square
The potential rewards of celebrity culture are many, but so are the risks.
the limits of social media, since the speed and style of theology done on digital platforms discourages thoughtful engagement, precise theological language, and intellectual generosity.
The Evangelical Case for Wealth Creation
Lausanne and BAM Global respond to Ron Sider.
mandating it. Instead, the biblical mandate is “generosity,” which is what the manifesto insists on. We welcome further discussions with Sider and others. The
What Is Biblical Preaching? Stewarding the Message
Pastor of The Summit Church draws on Martyn Lloyd-Jones
the cross and what God had done. So if I'm preaching about generosity, how am I motivating people to be generous? There's guilt—how can you sit there
3 Mistakes Churches Make When They Talk Money
Ministry leader wants to spread the biblical message of generosity in order to grow generous givers.
Ministry leader wants to spread the biblical message of generosity in order to grow generous givers. He has been actively spreading the biblical message of generosity for 20 years.
Three Practices For Third Space Churches
How do we seek the flourishing of our city in such a way that contributes to the urban renewal happening all around us?
in the midst of a shifting culture. We are called to be a people marked by service and charity, generosity and faithfulness. But now we are in the midst
Facts, Faith, and Faces
World Relief hosts free webinar: Leading Your Church Through the Post-Election Environment
Kingdom values that dominate scripture are compassion for the hurting, sacrifice of the self, true hospitality (defined as the the love of the stranger), and generosity evidenced in a
Border Crossing: Lessons in Generosity from the Believing Poor
How can your family, and your church, be more generous this holiday season?
Border Crossing: Lessons in Generosity from the Believing Poor. Border Crossing: Lessons in Generosity from the Believing Poor. Generosity may have had little to do with it.
The Cautionary Tale of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker
Their sins and scandals were extreme, but it’s too easy to dismiss them as an aberration.
The Bakkers' meteoric rise to Christian celebrity status was made possible by the faith and generosity of countless ordinary believers, who tuned into PTL's television programs and
Tim Kaine: We Need All Parts of the Body to Fix Health Care
The Corinthian church reminds us that Democrats and Republicans must work together to care for the least of these.
I've volunteered at this clinic many times, and the dire need for medical care in my state and the generosity of people willing to help never cease to move me.
Are Smart, Educated Women Still Called to the Church Nursery?
For women like me, children’s ministry can seem like low-level work for the least experienced.
[We] might acquire the virtues of humility and generosity in such service.”. Fourth, we need an entire church of women and men caring for and discipling our children.
Saturday is for Seminars—HDI Disaster Ministry Conference
Velocity, and Disaster Ministry Conference. Find out how to be involved!
Topics: Creating A Healthy Staff Culture, Extraordinary Leadership, Best Practices, New Trends in Ministry, Cultivating Generosity, and Multisite Strategy.
When Tithing Comes With a Money-Back Guarantee
How did churches like NewSpring and Life.Church get thousands of Christians to start giving? By offering a refund if God isn't faithful.
pastor Craig Groeschel. “We will lead the way with irrational generosity because we truly believe it's more blessed to give than to receive.”. Many churches
In the 'DuckTales' Reboot, Family Remains Scrooge's Riskiest Adventure
As the new Disney series reminds us, 'Family is nothing but trouble.' That's exactly what makes it valuable.
guns—individuals, we learn, who have not known close family relationships—as soon as the opportunity arises, leaving them stranded (and reliant, ironically, on Scrooge's generosity).