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The Generous Church: A Guide For Pastors (Defying Gravity)

Our possessions can create unbearable weight and affect our abilityto serve and thrive. How do we defy gravity and find freedom? In this4-week small group study and stewardship campaign, pastor and author TomBerlin explores what is required to sustain a vibrant life, what weneed versus what we want, and what we can do to avoid being pulled intothe orbit of materialism. The Generous Church helps the pastor and leadership team thinkstrategically about financial planning and giving beyond the annualcampaign vision. Tom Berlin believes and teaches that the church, inorder to inspire generosity in individuals, needs to be seen andunderstood as generous. People will embrace giving if they see the waystheir gifts are used in the community and the world. Generous church…generous people.Sermon helps and fresh illustrations will be included, broken down intofour segments: Think About It – How do I think through the key aspects of our church’s financial reality and plan? Communicate It – How do we tell our story so the whole congregation shares a vision who we are, what we do, and what changes we can make in the world with our people and resources. Plan It – What’s the short-term campaign plan, the annual plan, and our long-term plan for the financial and spiritual life of our congregation? Manage It - How do we set up processes, reports, goals, and metrics to stay true to our plan?

File Size: 415 KB

Print Length: 96 pages

Publisher: Abingdon Press (April 4, 2016)

Publication Date: April 4, 2016

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


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This is an outstanding resource for clergy who want to lead and develop cultures of generosity in congregations. It is a must read for clergy!!!

A solid, readable and helpful book. Well worth the read and one that should help motivate most leaders to do a better job at creating a culture of generosity.

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