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The Best Strategy for Creating Generous Tithers

by Patrick Johnson  |  February 15, 2019
>>>Be sure and watch this month's video clip below from Patrick Johnson on this blog topic.<<< Often I get this question from pastors: “What would happen if everybody in my church just tithed?” I understand the motivation behind that question. If everyone tithed, we would have more money to do ministry and impact the Kingdom. But I think a more appropriate question to ask is, “What ... read full post

Three Ways to Combat Greed in Our Affluent Culture

by Patrick Johnson  |  January 7, 2019
>>>Be sure and watch this month's video clip below from Patrick Johnson on this blog topic.<<< In a recent GenerousChurch Webinar I spoke about the confluence of two big ideas and their relevance in our lives today. The first idea is this: Pastor Tim Keller says that Jesus talked about greed and materialism much more often than other types of sin. And when you survey the book of Luke, it’s easy ... read full post

How to Share the Currencies of Generosity

December 11, 2018
>>>Be sure and watch this month's video clip below from Patrick Johnson on this blog topic.<<< Here’s an interesting concept to think about: the currencies of generosity. So often we define generosity as financial giving, but it’s way more that just that. God has blessed us with many different “currencies” that we can use to bless the world. Just like the grouping of words ... read full post

Three Gaps to Whole-Life Generosity

November 5, 2018
>>>Be sure and watch this month's video clip below from Patrick Johnson on this blog topic.<<< What’s holding most believers from living in whole-life generosity as an everyday lifestyle? I ask that question regularly in a survey that GenerousChurch conducts in the churches we serve. We want to know their perspectives as well as their actions when it comes to whole-life generosity: What do they ... read full post

Your Church—Machine or Garden?

by Patrick Johnson  |  October 4, 2018
>>>Be sure and watch this month's video clip below from Patrick Johnson on this blog topic.<<<Here’s an odd question—is your church more like a “machine” or is it more like a “garden”? Let me explain what I mean. GenerousChurch helps churches build and thrive within a culture of whole-life generosity. For 15 years, I’ve watched church leaders tackle their ... read full post  |  2 comments

Spotlighting Whole-Life Generosity in the Early Church

by Patrick Johnson  |  September 6, 2018
>>>Be sure and watch this month's video clip below from Patrick Johnson on this blog topic.<<<Have you ever thought about the radical generosity displayed in the early church? A recent message by Tim Keller really piqued my interest. He said that secular historians of that day wondered how Christianity was able to spread so rapidly across the Roman Empire. Their research led them to identify four ... read full post

Radical Generosity is Normal Christianity - A Vision for a Generous Church

by john-rinehart  |  August 17, 2018

(Editor's Note: Special thanks to John Rinehart for this excellent article describing the nature and vision for a generous church. We wanted to share it with our GenerousChurch friends and family.) By John Rinehart More will make you happier. This is what our world preaches. Bigger, better, faster, newer is apparently the path to happiness. But if you’ve ever traveled to a third world ... read full post

The Generosity Advantages in a Small Church

by Patrick Johnson  |  August 3, 2018
>>>Be sure and watch this month's video clip below from Patrick Johnson on this blog topic.<<<Over the last 20 years, the megachurch phenomenon has garnered much attention, and imitation, within the Christian community. And there’s a lot to be said for the advantages of a larger church. Great leaders, teachers, and outreach initiatives have sprung from large churches, and I have been influenced ... read full post

The Difference Between a Giving Wave and Overflow

by Patrick Johnson  |  July 3, 2018
>>>Be sure and watch this month's video clip from Patrick Johnson below on this blog topic.<<<Here’s something that I bet you, as a church leader, have had to contend with. I know we at GenerousChurch see it all the time. In an effort to raise the generosity level within a local church family, leaders tend to gravitate toward short-term tactics and strategies that, quite frankly, find their ... read full post

The Roadblock Between Scarcity and Abundance

by Patrick Johnson  |  June 5, 2018
The Roadblock Between Scarcity and Abundance By Patrick JohnsonAs a church leader, if you knew a primary reason that kept people—including yourself—from being more generous, you'd want to share it with them, right? Of course you would. Well, let me share with you something I recently rediscovered.As we work with church leaders to unleash generous disciples, we at GenerousChurch often run across some ... read full post
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