Joe Park

4 Disturbing Trends Behind the National Decline in Church Giving

Church Giving Realities Charitable giving has consistently risen from less than $150 billion to more than $400 billion in the US over the last 40 years. Yet, last year individual giving fell by 3.4%, charitable giving fell by 1.7% (inflation adjusted), and sadly,... read more

How to Talk About Money and Ministry in Church

Talking about Money and Ministry Giving to religion fell 3.7% (inflation adjusted) in 2018* as people continue the trend of shifting giving away from the church to other non-profit organizations.  How we talk about money and ministry in the church is one of the... read more

Why Shifting Your Fiscal Year is a Next Level Generosity Best Practice

Shifting Your Fiscal Year By shifting their fiscal year away from the traditional calendar, an estimated 40% of vital churches have become better equipped to manage ministry funding. In most churches, up to a third of yearly income is received in December.  In the... read more

Are you Ready to Lead “A Generous Life”? (An Excerpt from A Generous Life)

Eyes Wide Open by Scott McKenzie The Village Inn in Malawi, Africa, provided attacking wolf spiders, bats, bed bugs, holes in the ceilings, broken bathroom fixtures, and all the cold water you could use—free of charge. Most of us on the mission team “stayed alert with... read more

The Power of Thanks: Four Practical Ministry Funding Impact Strategies

The Power of Thanks One of the most powerful tools you have for growing giving is saying thanks! Contributors to your church’s ministries should know you are grateful for their support. Saying thanks expresses gratitude, grows giving, and makes you feel good. It... read more

Summer Stewardship

This summer’s record breaking heatwave is impacting nearly all fifty states and millions of people.  For the church, summer is often a time of camps, mission trips and family vacations, which are all good things, however, these summer activities normally result in... read more

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10 Ways to Effectively Thank Your Donors

Saying Thank You Giving is an outward expression of an inward commitment. When someone gives to your church, it is a sign of personal and spiritual growth. You want to honor and celebrate that in the same way you might celebrate a milestone with friends and family....

How to Avoid Making an Awkward Financial Ask

You Are Not Alone. Avoiding the Awkward Ask. If the thought of asking someone for money makes you feel awkward or uncomfortable, you’re not alone. There is a general reluctance among church leaders to talk about money. But you shouldn’t let reluctance keep you from...

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