Podcast Episode #238
Discuss the characteristics of generous churches and how to tell if your church is a generous one or not.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Weekly per capita giving is one of the best numbers to use to measure financial health of a church.
- The average weekly per capita giving in the U.S. is $30.
- There are certain types of financial campaigns that are more likely to get people involved.
- Churches that have foundation funds tend to be the least generous.
- It’s good to know if your church is financially dependent on a few giving units or if the giving is spread throughout the church.
- We should give cheerfully, not reluctantly.
The six characteristics of a generous church are:
- Weekly per capita giving.
- Trends in budget giving.
- Responsiveness to special offerings
- Giving relative to the socioeconomics of the community.
- Not overly dependent on one or a few giving units.
- A biblical understanding of stewardship.
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