How to Fund Your Church

By October 10, 2012Church Planting

I believe giving is a part of discipleship. If we truly develop disciples, we will have no problem funding our churches. If you are a pastor or church leader, however, then you know that church funding is almost always an issue in carrying out the complete vision God gives a church and its leaders. That’s why I”m thankful for the work of guys like my friend Casey Graham. I know Casey well, having traveled with him, worked with him, and used his consulting services personally. Recently Casey shared with me another project he’s launching.

Casey is the Founder of The Rocket Company, which exists to provide coaching and resources for church leaders. The HOW To Fund Your Church Now event is Free for church leaders. Click here for more information and the full speaker line-up.

Do you want to better fund your church?

Here is a guest post by my friend Casey Graham:

How to Teach Low-Income Attenders to be High Impact Givers

It would be nice if one person could write a big check and wipe the worry away from the church finances.

But the average person in your church is barely getting by when it comes to their personal finances.

So it shouldn’t surprise us that 86% of churches are either broke or at breakeven financially.

I recently interviewed Pastor Vanable Moody on this very topic. Pastor Van has seen the church he pastors (The Worship Center Christian Church) grow from a few to over 7,000 people each week.

You can watch the full interview on the HOW To Fund Your Church Now online event on October 17 for. But I wanted to give you a couple of ideas from the interview.

Two Tips To Help Low Income Attenders Be High Impact Givers

1. Don’t Make the Amount the Issue…Focus on Personal Responsibility

Pastor Van referenced the parable of the talents, pointing out that while each person had a different amount, they all had the same responsibility. He doesn’t think church leaders should give people an “out” just because they don’t make a lot of money. It’s not always the dollar amount…it’s the responsibility.

2. Help People Develop a Generosity Mindset

Pastor Van did a class for his church attenders that helped them think differently financially. This holistic class really helped people develop a right mindset with money. Teaching on giving is great, but it’s good to teach the big picture too.

The full interview with Pastor Van and nine other interviews with pastors around the country will be on the HOW To Fund Your Church Now online event. The event is focused on helping you and your church increase regular giving. If you want to have more money for ministry, this event will help you with practical stuff.

Have you registered yet? What are you waiting for?

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  • The same is true in India too. Many churches even find it difficult to break-even financially.

  • Greg Conley says:

    Great post Ron! This is an area that so many people (especially Christians) don't want to address. When we say God owns it all, do we really believe that and do we practice this through our giving. When we have to give an account to God for all we've done at the Judgment Seat of Christ, I don't think He will by-pass the money issue. "He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully." 2 Cor. 9:6 (God loves a cheerful giver). Have a blessed day brother!

    • ronedmondson says:

      I agree. But, I really believe this is part of discipleship so I will address it. Stay tuned. 🙂
      Twitter: Ronedmondson

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