Financial freedom means different things to different people, but I define it this way: Financial freedom means you have enough to accomplish your destiny and the ability to help others reach theirs.
God designed us as social and relational beings. We are wired to help others! In fact, neuroscience has proven that giving provides benefits for both the giver and the receiver.
What do churches really need to operate? Are most churches worried about their financial future? These are the kinds of questions that keep us up at night at Tithely (not joking… we don’t sleep). Rather than guess at the answers, we took a deep dive into the facts.The results were surprising.
Training and equipping your staff is one of the most important parts of leading a church.Your church staff wants to be equipped. If you’re not sure where to begin doing that, keep reading.
Are people giving to churches…and are they giving more than they did before? To get to the bottom of this question, we asked 6,000 church leaders about trends and patterns in giving at their church.
Churches that assume that people give primarily on the weekends are likely to miss out on an important insight. People prefer the convenience of being able to give on their phones, laptops, and tablets. They also prefer being able to give when they want–not just on Sunday morning or Saturday night.
Most people in ministry or the nonprofit sector may believe that giving fluctuates significantly throughout the year. We looked at giving data from over 37,000 churches and an entire year of giving (2022) to find answers. What we found surprised–and encouraged–us.
During COVID-19, even small or very traditional churches adopted online giving in place of the physical offering plate.Online giving became ubiquitous at most churches. But did most churches stick with the trend and take full advantage of their new digital giving platform?
We want to hear from you! Take the 2023 State of Giving Survey to get a chance to win $500 to Amazon, a free MacBook Pro, or lunch for your whole staff.
Ken Schafer, Stewardship Minister at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, Tennessee, encourages Christians (especially Pastors) to simply look to Scripture and be reminded of our call to give and manage our money.
As followers of Christ, we can set our hope in Jesus…not in a stable economy. But there is some good news in the midst of economic downturn. While it might seem like generosity towards nonprofits and churches may be headed for a dip, history shows us the opposite.
The problem with money is it promises what only God can provide. Money promises security, peace and provision. The truth is we all have a longing in our hearts to experience those three things. In fact, it's a little taste of heaven to think of living in absolute security, complete peace, and never having to plan for provisions. While money promises these three things, it cannot deliver.
We are admonished to teach people to not trust in money but rather to trust in God. So trust is not really a mystery that just happens; it is an area in which we learn and grow. Here are three things we can do to grow in our trust of God as our provider.