John Laster

What You Need to Know about Potential Giving Decline

In the old days, miners would carry caged canaries down into the mine tunnels with them. If dangerous gases leaked into the mineshaft, the gases would kill the canary before killing the miners, thus providing an early warning sign to evacuate. Congregations also need... read more

Cultivating Contagious Generosity

I was worshiping with friends recently and, in the remarks before the offering, the pastor declared, “We celebrate generosity and the work God does through our sacrificial giving!” That got me to thinking about the beliefs and values reflected in that congregation.... read more

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Your Total Contributions Aren’t Telling the Whole Story

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Invite Your Church to Experience Next Level Generosity

Why Give? The most important question you can answer around giving is not how but why. Why should I give?  Why should I give to your church?  Generosity is a journey, not an event. The journey begins with why.  In his latest video blog, Dr. Scott McKenzie shares how...

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