How to Encourage Generosity

April 14, 2016 | Posted by John Kieschnick

When Rick Warren founded Saddleback Community Church in 1980, he walked the neighborhood and asked people what “bugged” them the most about the church. He said one of the top reasons given was the church’s focus on money. So, he determined he wasn’t going to preach or teach much about money. Not too many years […]

 

Leading the Work Among the Poor

December 28, 2015 | Posted by Will Miller

Leading the congregation in building relationships with the poor isn’t as easy as it looks. As good hearted as the members of the congregation are, there are a number of real obstacles beyond the initial “unknown factor” that must be accounted for. First, we must be honest about the natural tendency of most congregations to […]

 

The Pros and Cons of Electronic Giving

October 15, 2015 | Posted by Art Scherer

I’m old enough to remember the days of a cash-based society when my parents were paid in cash on a weekly basis in their “weekly pay envelope.” My parents and others in their generation did not start out with credit cards or even checking accounts. They had shoeboxes for weekly bills and savings accounts for […]

 

Five Ways to Maximize Your Outreach Impact Wi...

September 8, 2015 | Posted by Matt Peeples

Since starting The Point Church in 2010 we have tried every kind of marketing you can imagine. Gorilla, traditional and everything in-between. One time we even tried beer coasters in a bar, but that is a story for another time. In the end we have seen some things takeoff, yielding incredible impact, and others fall […]

 

Money Counters

July 24, 2015 | Posted by Art Scherer

It’s a difficult subject to address with congregations, but as one whose ministry was for many years at the District or judicatory level, I know from experience that many congregations do not take simple steps to protect themselves from the heartache and scandal of financial mismanagement. Every congregation should have written procedures that govern the […]

 

Mature Stewardship

November 28, 2014 | Posted by Karl Galik

“Yeah, sure, if I won the lotto, I’d….” It turns out this quip often heard around capital campaigns, stewardship drives and other spirit-maturing opportunities, is probably not true. If these people did win the lottery, the greatest likelihood is their poor stewardship practices would be really big poor stewardship practices. In fact, the reflex to look […]