When it comes to reversing the decline in giving at your church hope is not a strategy! Yet church after church employs this strategy all the time. They fall behind on budget and when you ask them about making up the decline they have no plan of action. Literally they are hoping things will get better. At best they might say some prayers asking for God’s help. Apart from that hope is about all they have to cling to.
God will not bless your inactivity! The reality is that most churches is that giving takes a back seat until some crisis comes along. How far behind budget do you have to be before you realize you are not going to be fully funded this year? How bad will it get before you do something? Why not be proactive and come up with a plan of action?
It is time to face the facts, if you are behind now you will in all probability NOT make budget unless you do something and do it quickly! The U.S. experienced one of its harshest winters and first quarter giving for many churches was stressed. Now churches are entering what is traditionally their most challenging time of the year for giving, summer. At the same time that giving is more challenged most churches have their most activities. Activities means expenses. If you are behind budget now how will you pay for all those missions and ministry initiatives?
Stop the slide now! You might be thinking that is easy for me to say but how exactly? The first thing you need is a plan. Then you need to work your plan. I have a week by week summer giving plan called the “2014 Fully Funded Summer. My plan lays out all the things you need to do to help you increase giving. It is easy to use. I have written all the letters for you. Essentially I have done all the work for you. The great thing is that it is only $39.95! To get your copy go here http://thestewardshipcoach.org/store/
I can promise you if you will use my plan you will see an increase in giving. Listen to what Pastor Brian Hughes wrote me after he purchased the manual.
“This book is AWESOME! We’re implementing much of it right now! I had a meeting yesterday with my campus pastors and creative arts director. I told them we were going to follow your plan because so far it has proven to be extremely effective. They agreed. One of them said, “You can’t argue with the results we’ve had from Mark’s coaching so far!”
Following my plans Pastor Hughes church has seen an 18% increase in giving for the first quarter! So now you know why his staff readily agreed to follow my summer giving plan. If it is working you keep it working!
Let me do for you what I have done for countless churches, increase their giving! Get the manual now and start on your path towards a fully funded summer!
Mark Brooks – The Stewardship Coach
Founder and President
The Charis Group and Charis Giving Solutions
Get the 2014 Fully Funded Summer giving plan here http://thestewardshipcoach.org/store/