#Giving

  • 3 Rules for Fundraising with Integrity | Jeff Atherstone
    When I first told my family and friends I was taking a role as a fundraiser, some clutched their wallets and tilted their heads. It wasn’t an obvious career move. I’d spent the previous 20 years as a pastor and missionary. My experience in raising funds for my family and for the university I led…
  • 5 Things Every Pastor Needs to Know About the Church Budget | Jamie Dunlop
    Is your church budget helping or hurting your church’s ministry? That’s an especially important question if you’re the pastor of your church. So often as pastors, we largely dismiss the budget as something quite unrelated to our work. But your budget is probably the best record of what your church really values. More than your…
  • How to Enjoy Wealth to the Glory of God | Joe Rigney
    Wealth is good, and wealth is dangerous. So says the Bible. But how do we use our wealth to glorify God? First Timothy 6:17–19 is one of the clearest and best passages that addresses our use of wealth. [TGC]
  • Let’s Rethink How We Motivate People to Give | Elliot Clark
    God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor. 9:7). Reading that verse, our eyes naturally fall on the word “cheerful.” Paul, writing to the Corinthians, teaches that God delights in those who give gladly; he isn’t pleased if we do so grudgingly. Christian offerings aren’t meant to be a tax levied on citizens of the kingdom.…
  • What’s Your Theology of Money (in 200 Words or Less)? | Ivan Mesa
    At the beginning of 2020, I asked several regular contributors to TGC who’ve written on the topic of money to answer one question (in two parts) and in less than 200 words: (1) What’s your theology of money, and (2) what practical advice would you give about money stewardship? [TGC]