The Three Buckets of Internal Funds for Church Revitalization

Episode #065
November 1, 2018
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We continue a discussion that was started on Episode 63 about giving in churches and how it can impact churches in need of revitalization.

Episode Highlights:

  • We often take giving for granted in churches.
  • Churches often have tight financials because of their spending habits, not because of low income.
  • Seeking out capital giving is typically not discussed in churches but should be.
  • The reason members don’t give capital funds or legacy gifts to the church is often because the church or pastor doesn’t ask for them.

The three income buckets that we discuss are:

  1. First bucket: income giving
  2. Second bucket: capital giving
  3. Third bucket: legacy giving

We also give a quick overview of an upcoming episode of Rainer on Leadership (Episode #482) on Should the Pastor Have Visibility to Members’ Giving? Look for that episode on November 6.

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