The new year is coming and with it, a renewed sense of purpose and energy. As you think about all the possibilities of 2023, think over this question:
What is it that all generous churches have in common?
Having worked with thousands of churches, we can tell you definitively that generous churches are led by generous leaders. When leadership — this includes senior pastor, executive pastor, children’s ministry leader, all the way across the board to staff assistants — are generous with their resources, the effect on the church culture is undeniable.
If you want to make a difference in your community, if you want to impact the kingdom of God around your church, then generosity must start with the senior pastor and every staff member. When the staff of your church buy in to the idea that giving is a journey that increasingly changes them on the inside, they begin to believe: I’m not just giving money; I’m allowing God to change me.
Giving is so much more than money. Giving is life-change. Giving is discipleship. Giving is at the very heart of Jesus.
Jim Sheppard shares from the heart about this important perspective in our latest Generosity Tip. What can you do to help your staff and coworkers be more generous today?
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