Generosity

Does it feel like you’re always standing at the pulpit, asking for more money from your congregation? Is offering time a chore for your people? Well, are you taking the time to celebrate ministry that is happening? Perhaps if your people hear testimonies of how God is working, they will be more generous when the plate is passed.

Digital Giving Trends

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Digital Giving Trends

Fletch and Troy Pollock began an intriguing discussion at the 2019 XP-Seminar. Back by popular demand, this "state of digital giving" continues that discussion. From his vantage point of working with thousands of churches around [...]

Four Levels of Givers

December 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Four Levels of Givers

Friday, December 14, 2018 Hey Fletch … I was at the Smart Money for Church Salaries workshop in Dallas. It was awesome. I’m creating an executive summary of my notes for our directional team at [...]

What Should I Look for in Online Giving?

August 20th, 2018|Comments Off on What Should I Look for in Online Giving?

Monday, August 20, 2018 Hey Fletch … Our church is considering starting online giving. What are the kinds of things that we should be looking for? DRF—From a user’s perspective, the number one thing for [...]

Can You Come and Teach?

August 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Can You Come and Teach?

Saturday, August 4, 2018 Hey Fletch … Well done for the ministry. May we be connected with your programs in Uganda? I will be glad if my request is put under your consideration.  Thank you [...]

Compensation Survey

July 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Compensation Survey

Friday, July 27, 2018 Hey Fletch … How do I receive the Compensation Survey?  Mail or email? DRF—The XPastor Compensation Survey is online. You can enroll and get all the data online. If you submit [...]

Understanding “The Big Shift”

July 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Understanding “The Big Shift”

Do you remember the E.F. Hutton advertisement? The essence of the ad is two people are talking about investments. One says, “My broker is E.F. Hutton and he says …” At that point everyone [...]

Limited Funds

July 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Limited Funds

Monday, July 2, 2018 Hey David … You told me that doing this church plant was going to be a challenge. And you were so right. Our funds are so limited. I can barely afford [...]

Capital Campaign = Spiritual Revival. Seriously?

June 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Capital Campaign = Spiritual Revival. Seriously?

Can a capital campaign in a church cause a spiritual revival? Absolutely! I know from first-hand experience. When I was 25 years old and went through my first capital campaign, it transformed my life, [...]

Sharing Stories of Ministry

May 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Sharing Stories of Ministry

Saturday, May 26, 2018 Hey Fletch … I like your suggestion about getting people's stories. How do you do that in a church? DRF—One of the best way to measure the effectiveness of your [...]

Boss Stole My Idea

May 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Boss Stole My Idea

Thursday, May 17, 2018 Hey Fletch … my boss stole my idea and said it was his. What gives? DRF—That’s a hard one to hear. I’m so sorry that you had this experience. Can [...]

Thanks for XPastor

May 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Thanks for XPastor

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Hey Fletch … Seriously—this is an invaluable resource. Love that you are doing so much writing. I like the “Hey Fletch” column. Thanks for featuring the 14 years of XP-Seminar [...]

Is a Donation ‘Thank You’ Too Pushy?

April 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Is a Donation ‘Thank You’ Too Pushy?

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Hey Fletch … Do you encourage churches to acknowledge first time givers through a thank you letter?  I am considering starting this because I see this as a significant opportunity [...]

Few Cheerleaders for Ministry

April 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Few Cheerleaders for Ministry

Monday, April 16, 2018 Hey Fletch … Thanks for the encouragement. As you might expect, working with the church does not come with a cheerleading squad. The more we work with churches in the [...]

New Donor Email is a Mess

February 4th, 2018|Comments Off on New Donor Email is a Mess

February 4, 2018 Hey Doc … Our new giver email is a mess. I clicked on a link and got a 404—page not found. The fonts are all strange for people who get it. [...]

When Generosity Floods—The Bayou Story

April 5th, 2017|Comments Off on When Generosity Floods—The Bayou Story

Are you ready for a flood? Are you praying for a flood? Are you anticipating a flood? A flood can be devastating, transformative, or a combination of both. Imagine waking up one Sunday morning to [...]

Video on Generosity, Part 1

March 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Video on Generosity, Part 1

David Fletcher and Brad Leeper began a video dialogue regarding giving, money, leadership, culture and many other important topics that fall on the shoulders of the Executive Pastor in a church. In Part One of this [...]

Annual Giving Statements: Ideas from Generis

January 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Annual Giving Statements: Ideas from Generis

Our friends at Generis are offering their Annual Giving Statement Guide to the XPastor Community. This is an excellent resource! As a leader, you have much to do. Not only are you responsible for the daily [...]

Free Magazine on Generosity from unSeminary

October 4th, 2016|Comments Off on Free Magazine on Generosity from unSeminary

Rich Birch will be our featured guest in two years at the 2018 XP-Seminar. He leads a great work called unSeminary. The latest edition of unSeminary magazine centers on Generosity. It gives "practical help on [...]

Understanding and Engaging Your Givers

September 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Understanding and Engaging Your Givers

Our friends at Generis are again offering a great and free resource to the XPastor community. Their new e-book is entitled "Understanding and Engaging Your Givers." They describe the book: "Count on it: your givers [...]

Six Givers Jesus Knew

August 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Six Givers Jesus Knew

Sharing stories of people doing both good and great things inspires others. When it comes to giving, people can often feel shame and inadequacy. However, the Bible reveals great nuggets from people who lived attainable [...]

Book Review: Contagious Generosity

September 21st, 2015|Comments Off on Book Review: Contagious Generosity

I recently read the book, Contagious Generosity: Creating a Culture of Giving in Your Church by Chris Willard and Jim Sheppard. I found this book to be inspiring and refreshing; it resonated with me in [...]