Bounty

Ten Ways To Increase Giving At Your Church

By Scott McKenzie, Kristine Miller Published
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Ten things you can do today to increase giving at your church.Church leaders struggle with issues related to financial giving every year, in every economic climate. Most do not want to preach about the topic, and some don’t even like to think about it. The topic of financial giving is, for many, a perennial headache and an energy drain. Many church leaders have not considered the single most important aspect of giving, however. Bounty explores the critical spiritual component of stewardship development, and in ten immediately do-able and transformative steps, clearly instructs pastors and laity how to lead congregations to grow in generosity. Laid out with sound rationale and the wisdom of real-church experience, Bounty equips leaders to shift their congregants’ hearts as well as their pocketbooks.

Endorsements

Bounty is a practical and compelling companion for the journey of stewardship development. Miller and McKenzie offer a well-balanced blend of God's guidance and street smarts to prepare leaders for the adventure of fundraising.
~ Deron Spoo, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Tulsa, OK

A must-read for every church stewardship leader, including clergy. Miller and McKenzie adapt the principles of successful fund-raising with winsome savvy and faithful discipleship, using insightful anecdotes, practical suggestions, and wise counsel. Bounty is a unique and artful blend of theory and practice, faith and giving.
~ William G. Enright, Director, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving-Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

This book is a must-read for anyone who is serious about developing a solid, biblically based, theologically sound stewardship ministry. It contains wonderful stories of lives that have been changed forever. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down!
~ Robert N. Burkins Sr., Senior Pastor, Elmwood Untied Presbyterian Church, East Orange, NJ

About the Authors

Scott McKenzie

Currently Senior Vice President with Horizons Stewardship, Scott McKenzie has over 15 years of experience in development, capital campaigns, vision discernment and conflict management. Prior to his time in consulting, he was a local church pastor and the Director of Stewardship for the Western Pennsylvania Conference United Methodist Church. As a national stewardship consultant, he has worked with a wide variety of denominations including United Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Episcopal, and Roman Catholic.

Dr. McKenzie believes stewardship is ultimately a question of faith development and discipleship. He teaches stewardship as "grounded in gratitude, revealed in prayer and lived in faith." He holds degrees from Messiah College and United Theological Seminary. His Ph.D. is in spiritual formation from Duquesne University. He lives in York, Pennsylvania.

Kristine Miller

Kristine Miller, CFRE, Ministry Strategist with Horizons Stewardship, has assisted churches and nonprofits in fulfilling their visions for ministry for over fifteen years. Ms. Miller was the Director of Stewardship and Planned Giving for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan and a Senior Vice President with a national stewardship consulting firm. Having worked with hundreds of clients across the country, Ms. Miller has become a nationally-recognized expert in the field of nonprofit organizational leadership and development. Ms. Miller is a prolific writer and frequently been a top-rated speaker at conferences and other events.

A native of Ohio, she did her undergraduate work in Business Administration at the Ohio State University and received her M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University.