Podcast Episode #482
Groups that get donations usually have visibility of who gives what. But what about a church? Should a pastor know who is giving and how much? Today, we discuss.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Changes in a church member’s giving patters often indicate changes in a church member’s life.
- There is a myth that older church members are the biggest givers. That’s often not true. They’re often more consistent with their giving but give less than younger members.
- One major reason church giving has dropped is because pastors fail to ask.
- The biggest objections to a pastor having visibility to church giving typically come from the non-givers and the low-givers.
The seven considerations we discuss are:
- First, understand the different levels of visibility.
- Second, understand that giving to non-profits other than churches is increasing, but church giving is decreasing.
- Pastors are expected to have visibility in all other areas of discipleship.
- The problem of placing non-giving or low-giving leaders.
- How do you say thank you?
- Why pastors are often fearful of asking individual members to give.
- Realize that the biggest objections to visibility typically come from the non-givers and the low-givers.
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