As we enter into summer the most challenging time for giving I want to ask, “Is your giving running on all cylinders?” A car is a great thing to have when they run. Even a running car however needs continual maintenance and upkeep. You can’t simply drive it until it stops or runs out of gas. You have to give it care and attention. The same is true for giving to your church!
Too many churches never do anything to increase giving at their church thinking their engine will simply keep churning along at high speeds. Then when difficulty arises they simply don’t know what to do to fix the problem. Most engine problems can be avoided with continual maintenance. The same is true when it comes to addressing sustaining giving to your church. A little attention goes a long ways!
Why is it so many churches ignore the obvious, without funding achieving the vision God has given you becomes more difficult. Even the most challenged of us when it comes to vehicle maintenance, people like me, know that you at least have to put gas in the tank to run the car. Yet many churches act as if the fuel they need will be there any and every time they need it. The reality is giving to the church is in decline. So why are so few doing anything about it? Here are some thoughts…
1. They don’t know what to do. Quite simply our theological training institutes never teach future pastors and staff about giving. Now you can get expert advice for a fair price! Go here to learn more http://giving365.com/2015/06/15/giving-365-introductory-special-14-days-for-1-00/
2. They don’t have the time to focus on one more thing. Frankly who needs another task? When the day is over the typical pastor knows there is still more that needed to be done. What if someone did the work for you? Go here to learn how to get the job done without working…http://giving365.com/2015/06/15/giving-365-introductory-special-14-days-for-1-00/
3. They think they can’t afford to get help. Here you are struggling to make budget and I want you to spend more money? You would love to get the help the big boys get but you are already limited in your budget. What if the price was affordable? Find out how affordable my coaching is here http://giving365.com/2015/06/15/giving-365-introductory-special-14-days-for-1-00/
Here is what a pastor wrote me last week:
“Your coaching produced dramatic results. May 18 was our largest single giving day in our history, and we are, remarkably, ON BUDGET to make the most aggressive budget increase in 10 years. We planned this year for a 30% increase in giving, praying that God would make a way for it to happen. You were the way. We just didn’t know it at the time. All that is to say that we trust you and I’m grateful for your coaching.”
His story can be your story! Get the help you need for a price you can afford now! Go to http://giving365.com/2015/06/15/giving-365-introductory-special-14-days-for-1-00/
Mark Brooks – The Stewardship Coach
Founder and President
The Charis Group and Charis Giving Solutions