Money Resources

I’ve recently been writing about money and why I no longer dread preaching about it. I thought I’d recommend some money resources that have helped me personally and in ministry. BOOKS Maximize: How to Develop Extravagant Givers in Your Church (Nelson Searcy) — The title is a little over-the-top, but it’s a must-read for pastors […]

Why I No Longer Dread Preaching About Money, Part 4

I used to dread preaching about money. Not anymore. Here are a few reasons I’ve already discussed: I’m certain that money is one of God’s main competitors. I’m convinced money is a spiritual thermometer and thermostat. I’ve seen that people respond to being challenged in this area. I’ve witnessed massive spiritual growth in people who have started […]

Why I No Longer Dread Preaching About Money, Part 3

I used to dread preaching about money. Not anymore. Here are a few reasons I’ve already discussed: I’m certain that money is one of God’s main competitors. I’m convinced money is a spiritual thermometer and thermostat. Today I want to give a few more reasons: 3. I’ve seen that people respond to being challenged in […]

Why I No Longer Dread Preaching About Money, Part 2

I used to dread preaching about money. Not anymore. Money is perhaps God’s greatest competition for the hearts of people. But here’s another reason: I’m convinced money is a spiritual thermometer and thermostat. Money is a spiritual thermometer. It reads the temperature of somebody’s trust in God. Show me somebody who is an irresponsible steward […]

Why I No Longer Dread Preaching About Money, Part 1

I used to dread preaching about money. Most people think that pastors love to talk about money, and some non-Christians think all pastors talk about is money (Thanks, TBN). But in reality, many pastors and church planters I know are sheepish when it comes to talking about money, fundraising, or asking people to give. I […]

What I Learned from Our 90-Day Tithe Challenge

At Redemption Church Gateway, we recently completed a 90-Day Tithe Challenge. We issued the challenge as part of our “Building a Stronger Church” series in a message simply titled, “Generosity” (you can see me issue the challenge at the 34:23 mark). The challenge was to either start giving 10% or, for those who were already tithing, to intentionally […]