As you know, I spend a lot of time coaching church planters. Some launched earlier this year, some are launching this Fall and some will launch in 2010.
One thing I love telling my church planters about is Casey Graham and the services of The Change Group. Now whether you’re a brand new church or an established, older church, Casey’s team can be a huge blessing to you. As he always says, â€œWhat you stay awake worrying about, we wake up thinking about!â€
Casey and his team can do: quarterly CFO consulting, build monthly financial dashboards, and provide weekly bookkeeping for less than it cost to hire a part time staff member! I’d encourage you to get to know them. I’ve invited Casey to do a guest post on here.
Guest Post by Casey Graham:
Life Giving Finances
My name is Casey Graham and I am one of the Co-Founders of The Change Group. Â Over the past year we have worked with so many churches to help them increase their operational revenue and manage their finances. Â I believe everything we do should be LIFE GIVING (John 10:10) and that goes with our finances as well. Â I just wanted to take a minute and talk about three things every church can do today that will make a big difference tomorrow.
1. Â Personal Generosity
Nothing will increase your passion for helping people find life through generosity more than you modeling it. Â Developing a culture is not rocket science! Â Who you are is who your people will become.
2. Â Life Giving Offerings
When you stand up to talk about the offering, don’t “beg” for dollars. Â Help people understand that every dollar they give goes to change lives! Â Help people connect their money to the different ministries. Â People will want to give to that.
3. Â Appreciate People
One of the most life giving things you can do financially is say thank you. Â When it comes to the area of money in church we can’t show favoritism but we can appreciate what people do. Â Have dinner night at your home and invite your top twenty donors to your home. Â Give to them, cook for them, love on them and really believe in them. Â Also, you can thank you first time givers with a hand written thank you card. Â Appreciate anything and everything that people give! Â You can’t do what you do without them!
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