5 Reasons a Generosity Focus is Not For Your Church

February 19, 2014

Through my conversations with pastors, I can usually tell early on if a pastor gets it or not when it comes to generosity. If so, we can dive in quickly and plan a strategy that will grow the generous spirit of his church. If not, it will be a struggle, and in some cases we don’t even get far enough to talk about partnering. So in that light, here are a five reasons why a generosity focus will not work for your church. 

 
1. If you’re afraid to talk about finances the way the Bible does, a generosity focus is not for you. 
 
2. If you’re worried about someone getting upset about the generosity conversation, a generosity focus is not for you. 
 
3. If you don’t think discipling your members in the area of finances is important, a generosity focus is not for you. 
 
4. If you don’t have a vision for what you would do with the money if giving did increase, a generosity focus is not for you. 
 
5. If you as a pastor or staff member don’t give generously, a generosity focus is not for you. 
 
However, if you are willing to show what God’s word says about giving…if you are willing to defend your reasons for talking about money…if you are passionate about discipling your members in their finances..if you have a vision for what the increased money would fund…and if you get IT, and give generously….then and only then could a generosity focus be just what your church needs to take the next step forward. And if all those things are the case, you motivate me to do what I do, thank you! 
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