The new givers are great. Their comments about why they give are even better.
I gave the woman a Dunkin Donuts gift card and told her to get something hot. She didn't thank me. She said, "Those mittens look warm."
My files are full of stewardship sermons. So it came as a shock when people would say, “We know you don’t like to talk about money.”
Docetic offertory prayers imply that the money inside the envelopes in the offering plates is unimportant, even embarrassing.
Most fund-raising board meeting discussions, when stripped to the core, become one common, persistent question: "How can we persuade people to give more?"
People who are satisfied and content do not seek Jesus—only those who know there is something missing from their lives.