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Collectives are a series of online coaching sessions that I do on generosity and church growth. Sometimes I will do these by myself, but many times I will invite another guest to join me in these. Look over the current list of Collectives that are coming up and click on each one for more information.
Generis created the One Fund generosity initiative with givers in mind. We’ve utilized this approach with over 300 churches and have seen it not only accelerate giving towards the area(s) of the church that needs expanded funding right now, but also grow givers long term in their understanding and exercising of giving year-to-year as well.
In a traditional campaign, givers are encouraged to give “over and above” their regular giving. While many givers certainly do this, there are some people who give to the campaign in place of their regular giving. Additionally, the members of the congregation who aren’t giving regularly (or even at all) generally exclude themselves from giving to a specific project, assuming it is being directed towards the people who currently give something. “Over and above what?” is what they’ll say. The One Fund approach invites everyone in to give, whether they currently give something or currently give nothing, and encourages them to grow in the totality of their generosity to the church – including both their current giving as well as expanded giving in this accelerated season.
Because of its holistic approach to giving (giving that isn’t parsed out between different funds), the one fund approach allows you to teach biblical discipleship from the ground up – both existing givers and new – and to match what they are learning biblically with how you are asking them to respond practically instead of dividing it confusingly between funds.
For more information about how a One Fund might work for you...
Imagine your church as a passionate community of committed givers who consistently propel your God-inspired vision forward. Achieving that goal requires leadership which weaves stewardship and generosity into the very fabric of your ministry. It requires constant application of the Biblical principles of discipleship and transformation in harmony with the practical expressions of vision and impact. Your Generosity Pastor by Generis is a genuine and powerful way to make this a reality for your ministry. By embedding a skilled Generis expert in your team, you can move beyond the often discouraging “how do we pay for this” conversation to a place where the voice of stewardship and generosity permeates every conversation you have and every decision you make to achieve your unique calling.
Think of the role as something like a Chief Generosity Officer – encourage big vision and then help the church find the resources to fund it. Your Generosity Pastor will be the voice at the executive leadership table to represent stewardship and generosity throughout the church. In other words, how do we generate the funding to match up with our vision?
For more information about Your Generosity Pastor and how this might work for your church...
Living a generous life and giving generously are directly tied to the health of a person's relationship with God. Be Renewed is a generosity emphasis written in response to what is taking place in the world right now. Each person must be renewed in their desire to be an engaged participant in their faith. We all need...
a renewed Heart
a renewed Mind
a renewed Spirit
and a renewed Hope
This generosity emphasis can be used in many different ways for your church. If your church does an annual operating budget campaign then we can use Be Renewed with your church toward fully funding your operating budget. Be Renewed can also be used as a generosity sermon series through which we can guide your congregation to be challenged to grow spiritually in their generosity.
Be Renewed is designed to be a journey to allow each person, leader, pastor, and staff member to look toward the next season of ministry with a renewed God inspired vision. Be Renewed will equip each church with the best chance to fully fund their God inspired vision in 2021 and beyond. Let's be renewed together.
For more information using Be Renewed at your church...
Maybe your church is growing faster than you can keep up with and you desperately need funding to hire more staff and/or expand with space and equipment. Maybe you’ve been paying off a debt on your building and you need something to supplement the rest of the way to get you to the finish line allowing you to move on to greater opportunities. Whatever the reason, it can be daunting to think about doing a Capital Campaign and raising money for your dreams. But the truth is that while vision always exceeds finances, the finances to support your vision are within your grasp.
We know and understand the tools and practices to bring about the best results for a Capital Campaign. The key in this is to combine Biblical principles of financial stewardship, your vision, and the best execution of a Capital Campaign so as to achieve the goals you have for your church.
In this day and time most churches do not have the manpower or time to maintain the responsibilities in leading a church as well as running a Capital Campaign. Instead of trying to split your already depleted energies between two huge responsibilities, I would like to come alongside you and assist with the fundraising side.
To find out more about more about what it would look like to have me help you with your Capital Campaign...
Know your givers and strengthen your culture of generosity. That is the whole idea behind Church Analytics.
Understanding giving trends and changes in giving habits are often indicators of a deeper story—so understanding your giving data is an important step in discovering what’s really going on with your congregants. When you analyze your data with Church Analytics, you gain insights to understand:
Who your new givers are
What causes people to stop giving
What motivates people to give more
Church Analytics helps you surface ministry opportunities. A change in giving patterns is often a tangible sign of something deeper happening in the life of a congregant. Discovering these patterns, whether they may be positive or negative, inform and equip you to respond to spiritual growth in their life or pastoral needs you sense that they may now have. When your people see and feel your impact in their lives they feel more connected and are more likely remain faithful and possibly even increase their giving. And an increase in generosity helps you fund your vision.
If you would like to find out more and check out Church Analytics...
Are you ready to do a One Fund or Capital Campaign?
Is there some way that we could see what this whole generosity initiative
would look like before we commit to some big contract?
Could we just do this whole by ourselves?
A One Say Strategy Session is both the solution and will help you answer these questions and so much more. Many churches aren't sure if they want to do a One Fund or Capital Campaign or not. The One Day Strategy Session is where I come in and meet with your leadership and outline from top to bottom what it will take for you to execute a generosity initiative.
Prior to me coming onsite for the One Day Strategy Session, I will collect, analyze, and draw initial assessments as to your readiness to do a generosity initiative from information you will send me. The key to this strategy for churches is that the fee to do a One Day Strategy Session is significantly less than the fee for a full generosity initiative. Therefore, you are able to assess your readiness and learn more about what a generosity initiative will require of you before you commit to the larger fee.
To find out more about having me come and do a One Day Strategy Session for your church...