Growing a Generous Church

Timely for Church Leadership

Tithes and offerings alone are no longer enough to provide for the needs of the local church, enable pastors to pursue opportunities, or sustain long-term ministry impact. Growing financial burdens on the middle class, marginal increases in contributions to religious organizations, shifting generational attitudes toward giving, and changing demographics are having a negative impact on church budgets. Given that someday local churches may be required to pay taxes on the property they own and/or lose the benefit of soliciting tax-deductible gifts, the time to pivot is now. What's needed is disruptive innovation in church economics.

For churches to not only survive but thrive in the future, leaders must learn to leverage assets, bless the community, empower entrepreneurs, and create multiple streams of income to effectively fund mission. You'll learn why you should and how to do so in The Coming Revolution in Church Economics.

Church Leadership

  1. Maximize: How to Develop Extravagant Givers in Your Church
    Nelson Searcy, Jennifer Dykes Henson
    Baker Books / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Strategies of God: A Biblical Blueprint for Personal and Organizational Effectiveness
    Taylor Cox Jr.
    WestBow Press / 2016 / Hardcover
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  3. Church, Money, and the New Millennium
    James L. Elrod Jr.
    Church Publishing Inc. / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Serving Money, Serving God: Aligning Radical Justice, Christian Practice, and Church Life
    Sheryl Johnson
    Fortress Press / 2023 / Trade Paperback
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Establish Partners in Ministry

Get off the treadmill of crisis-driven fundraising and experience life-giving, energizing ministry support! Sharing four key steps and 10 essential case-making elements, professional fundraiser Layland transforms raising money into a relationship-based process where donors become partners in your ministry. Discover a strategic, personalized approach to revive joy for the work God has given you. 

Teaching Personal Finance

Stewardship

Church Budgeting & Planning

  1. Budgeting for a Healthy Church
    Jamie Dunlop
    Zondervan / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Start a Fundraising Campaign - Word Document [Download]This is a digital download product
    Christianity Today International
    Christianity Today / 2007 / Word Document
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  3. Creative Fundraising Ideas - Word Document [Download]This is a digital download product
    Christianity Today International
    Christianity Today / 2007 / Word Document
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  4. Capital Fundraising - Word Document [Download]This is a digital download product
    Christianity Today International
    Christianity Today / 2007 / Word Document
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Topics

Record Keeping

  1. Prayer Ministry
  1. The Coming Revolution in Church Economics: Why Tithes and Offerings Are No Longer Enough, and What You Can Do about It
  2. A Spirituality of Fundraising
    Henri J.M. Nouwen
    Upper Room / 2011 / Trade Paperback
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  3. The Steward Leader: Transforming People, Organizations, and Communities
    R. Scott Rodin
    IVP Academic / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Start a Fundraising Campaign - Word Document [Download]This is a digital download product
    Christianity Today International
    Christianity Today / 2007 / Word Document
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Includes Pastoral Resources

Discover Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity and live in a healthy biblical perspective on money and possessions.

Church leaders are struggling to help their congregations respond to the violent ebb and flow of the economy. While their members are simply trying to stay afloat financially, the budget of their church is suffering as well. In the midst of all of this, though, there is God and a divine calling for each of us.

With Enough Stewardship Program Guide, Adam Hamilton offers a simple campaign that will transform how the church and individuals view the role of money in connection with their life's purpose and the positive impact that transformation will have on the world.

This edition of Enough by Adam Hamilton includes a Steward Program Guide with Campaign Resources Download.

This program, based on Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity, is designed for church-wide and small-group studies. The study guide is supported by an online library and includes a campaign timeline, sample communication pieces, sermon series notes, and artwork for projection and promotion.

Teaching on Tithing & Giving

  1. Church Administration