Someone is Missing From Your Leadership Team
September marks the beginning of my 20th year in generosity and stewardship ministry. (I was a lot younger (and thinner) back then.) This year also marks the 12th year of writing about stewardship and generosity here at Generosity Matters and RustyLewis.net. Thank you...
Our Budget May Blow Up – Now What?
As the Covid pandemic continues to disrupt our world and the way we are accustomed to engaging in ministry, the impact on giving and the 2020 budget immediately brought many questions. How do we maintain, or even better, grow generosity in light of this situation?...
Church Generosity Mistakes: Neglecting Your High-Capacity Givers
What keeps you up at night? If you’re like most church leaders I’ve met, your answer likely boils down to three things: The vision God’s given you for your church. Where you are now as a church. The gap between those two. Depending on your particular restless night,...
Culture is the vehicle that makes vision a reality. But developing the right culture is difficult. On September 21, Generis and Vanderbloemen Search Group are teaming up to bring you Culture Conference, a free online church conference designed to help you build the...
Why You Should Consider Phasing Your Next Building Project
This emphasizes the need to carefully plan a project that is feasible – fulfilling the need to better equip the church for ministry, while insuring the ability to afford the project through monies raised and possibly borrowed. Here are three key considerations for your next church building project…
Important and Exciting News
As valued clients, ministry partners, and friends, I’m excited to share some great news with you today. Generis will be making an announcement later this week, but because I appreciate our relationship I wanted you to hear from me first.
3 Common Mistakes Churches Make When Budget Planning
Working with churches in the realm of generosity, I see it quite often – common mistakes in church budgets. In fact, they’re so common, you may have one of the three most common mistakes in your church budget and not even realize it. (It’s ok – not only will I share with you what these three mistakes are, I will also share some ideas on how to avoid or fix them!)
31% of All Online Giving Happens in December
Many of your givers often want to make their year-end gift on the very last Sunday of the year. This year that Sunday falls on December 25 – Christmas Day – while your people may likely be out of town enjoying celebrations with relatives and friends. Are you prepared to help them give their end-of-year gifts in time?
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