Generosity Rising

Lead a Stewardship Revolution in Your Church

By Scott McKenzie Published
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Guides pastors to select, develop and train the best leaders for stewardship in the church so that the congregation grows in generosity.With all of the books written on stewardship and all of the workshops offered; why do churches continue to struggle with questions and issues of financial giving? The answer is in the church's leadership.

A revolution of generosity will only occur as pastors, financial chairs and stewardship chairs live and give witness to the importance of generosity in their personal lives and then intentionally recruit and train others to join the revolution. Leading a revolution in generosity is not about simply using the right program or reading the right book or preaching the right sermon; a revolution of generosity is about embracing, living and leading others on a journey of gratitude, prayer and faith.

Generosity Rising instructs pastors on whom to recruit and how to recruit them, offering practical guidelines for training a dedicated team of “generosity revolutionaries.” This book also provides daily devotionals for leaders to inspire, motivate and encourage their personal journey of gratitude, prayer and faith.


“Scott McKenzie is an experienced guide for the church leader’s journey of stewardship development.”

—Deron Spoo, Lead Pastor, First Baptist Church, Tulsa, OK

“Scott McKenzie does not live in the world of theory but lives the life of a steward. He is a leader in stewardship education. “

—Bishop Gregory H. Rickel, Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, WA


“Scott McKenzie’s writing is practical and useful and helps leaders develop strong,biblically based, theologically sound stewardship ministries.”

—Robert N. Burkins Sr., Senior Pastor retired, Elmwood United Presbyterian Church, East Orange, NJ

About the Author

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.