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WEEK 1 - Create a culture of giving

Before You Get Started

Welcome to week one of the How to Accelerate Generosity & Stewardship Masterclass.

This week, we’ll start by first clarifying our definition of generosity and stewardship (note: they ARE different), and then discover why we need to reclaim the importance of discipleship regarding money and giving in your church.

We’ve also included special bonus content from our special guest Julie Bullock.  You’ll glean great insight from her presentation on “First Fruits Giving”. Then your host, Chris Willard sits down with Julie to unpack some additional thoughts that will help you as you start your masterclass journey this week!

Video One: Create a Culture of Giving

This Week's Challenge...

Ask 3-5 of your staff or team to answer these two questions:

“What does our church teach regarding generosity and stewardship?”

“How would you articulate what our church believes about generosity and stewardship?”

Consider the answers you hear and look for common themes, “What was said?”, “What was not said?”, “Why or why not?”

Discuss With Your Team...

Take some time this week to have some valuable discussion with your team. Discuss these questions:

  1. Who is the most generous person you have ever encountered? How does their generosity inspire or encourage you?

  2. At our church, how do we talk about money? Is our focus what we want “for” our people or “from” them?

Julie Bullock - "First Fruits Giving"

Julie is a Senior Generosity Strategist with Generis, a team of professionals who coach and influence churches and other faith-based organizations across the country in generosity development. She has led more than 250 major giving initiatives for churches and organizations of all sizes and worship styles all across the country. Prior to joining Generis in 2009, Julie was the Pastor for Stewardship and Generosity at Community Christian Church, a multisite church with 10 campus locations in the Chicagoland area and has also served on several boards of church planting organizations in the capacity of a Generosity coach to new church plants.

Discussion on Generosity - Chris Willard & Julie Bullock

Questions?

Have any questions about this masterclass?  Please contact Kate Lincoln on our support team. She’ll be happy to assist!