In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Todd McMichen, director of Generosity by Lifeway. They discuss the following questions:
- What do I say on Sunday?
- How can you communicate this throughout the week?
- How can pastors lead their people to live a generous life during this time?
- What do I do if giving starts to tank?
- How do we help people have a good experience giving online?
- During this season, how should churches handle benevolence?
“We have to settle into this new world and help people see the mission of the church.”
“Lead with a generosity story of how someone in your church is living generously right now.”
“If you can give a positive word about your finances, that would be good to do.”
“Because life is so challenging right now and there are so many distractions, giving to the church is the last thing on their mind.”
“On Sunday when you refer to the offering you only need to refer to one way to give digitally to keep it simple.”
“There are lots of ways to take up an offering during the week.”
“The offering is more important to a human being’s faith than it is to a church’s budget.”
“The church is going to have lower resources and it is going to have an increased benevolence need.”
“The biggest ministry in this season may be a church down the street that you need to lock arms with.”
“A simple online form that eliminates every conflict you can is what you need to start with for digital giving.”
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