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04 Inspire Generosity Walworth

  1. 1. The Recession-Proof Church Funding Ministry In Challenging Times Cornerstone Knowledge Network September 15, 2009 Allen Walworth
  2. 2. THE  GREAT  RECESSION    MYTH      REALITY  
  3. 3. Giving  and  the  Economy   Research  1968-­‐2005  for  Giving  to  Religious  Causes     Six  recessions:  giving  increased  in  3,  while  in  3  others  it   declined     Giving  declined  in  4  non-­‐recessionary    years     Giving  only  slightly  decreased  in  6  of  11  recessionary   years   Conclusion:  Church  giving  does  not  necessarily  go  up  or   down  with  the  economy    
  4. 4. FOUR  KEYS  
  5. 5. VISION  
  6. 6. EXTERNAL  FOCUS  
  7. 7. TRANSPARENCY  
  8. 8. CULTURE  
  9. 9. FIVE  STEPS  TO  CREATE   A  GENEROSITY   CULTURE  
  10. 10. 1.  LEADERS  WHO   MODEL  GENEROSITY  
  11. 11. 2.  ADOPT   GENEROSITY  AS  A   CORE  VALUE  
  12. 12. 3.  INTENTIONAL   STRATEGY  FOR  ALL   TYPES  OF  STEWARDS  
  13. 13. 4.  YEAR-­‐ROUND   STRATEGIES   • TEACH   • ASK   • REPORT   • CELEBRATE  (THANK)  
  14. 14. 5.  ALIGN  MONEY   WITH  MISSION   • ALIGNMENT—WHY  US?   • COMPELLING—WHY  THIS?   • URGENT—WHY  NOW?  
  15. 15. FINAL  THOUGHTS…   Do  not  be  ruled  by  fear.   Dare  to  believe  in  a  generous,  abundance-­‐oriented   God   In  a  lost  and  hurWng  world,  the  church  is  needed  more   than  ever.  
  16. 16. Thank  You   If  you  have  any  follow-­‐up  quesWons:   Allen  Walworth,  President  and  Principal   Generis   allen@generis.com   214-­‐726-­‐2003,  cell  

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