Many believers feel guilty about their giving. They assume the tithe (ten percent) is the gold standard, and they try to work themselves up to that, but they often fail. Research concludes American churchgoers give 3-5 percent of their income.Read More
I was on the phone last week with a 10-year successful student minister. But he was frustrated with donor ministry. He voiced a dilemma we’ve all experienced—listen in:Read More
Nowhere does Jesus condemn the rich for being rich. Nor does Paul. The problem is wanting to be rich. Not possessing wealth, but longing for it leads to trouble—big trouble—as we shall see.
Three things must be said about this passage. (1 Timothy 6:9-10)Read More
Imagine John the Baptist submitting his budget to the mission committee at a church: “Wow, John, you’re frugal—locusts and wild honey don’t cost much!” Now imagine Jesus submitting his budget: “Wow, Jesus, your line item for eating with tax collectors is quite high!”Read More
Did Jesus even think about money? Or did He float along day after day doing miraculous ministry, unconcerned about the “dailies” of life? Here are some behind the scenes snapshots. While Jesus...Read More
Our desire for recognition has been hijacked by our sinful nature—we also want to be noticed by man...Read More
End-of-year giving decisions are made from December 10-31 in America. In other countries start-of-year financial plans are under consideration. What better time for your giving partners to keep you “top of mind” than now—at the end of one year and the beginning of another!Read More
It was not Jesus who said the Pharisees were lovers of money. It was a parenthetical comment by Luke, who was stating what everyone already knew!Read More
Guest Blog written by Myles Wilson
I spent a week recently with a mission organization in South Africa whose staff come from backgrounds ranging from economically deprived to comfortable middle class. They wanted to explore examples in scripture where people were supported in God’s Kingdom work so that they could build funding models consistent with these principles.
One question that came up with was Should we use a straight line or a circle?Read More