The Gratitude Path

Leading Your Church to Generosity

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The Gratitude Path
Paperback ISBN: 9781630883195
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Published August 2015

A new approach for local church giving that is accessible, achievable, and effective.

The Gratitude Path is a five-session study designed for use by churches, leadership teams, and small groups. This step-by-step guide helps congregations grow in generosity by focusing on gratitude for God’s blessings. Chapters conclude with questions for personal reflection and devotion.  The book includes a 12-step plan for pastors and other leaders to successfully conduct their own Gratitude Campaign in a church of any size or denomination.


If you have ever cringed at the thought of the annual giving campaign, this is the book for you. With practical instruction for conducting a gratitude campaign, it will not only bring about positive stewardship but may very well shift the culture of your community to walk and live that path of gratitude.
--Carolyn Scanlan-Holmes, Senior Minister, Avon Christian Church, Avon, IN

This is a practical and accessible tool for developing generous givers, and an invitation into relationship with our bounteous God.
--Bruce R. Ough, Bishop of the Minnesota Conference, UMC

Kent Millard has helped countless other pastors and congregations conduct ‘Gratitude Campaigns’ with spectacular results.  With this book his plan is now available to everyone.  I hope many church leaders read and follow this pathway to improved stewardship.
--Michael J. Coyner, Bishop of the Indiana Conference, UMC

This wonderful resource helps us move stewardship from fundraising to an experience of God's transforming grace.
--Rob Fuquay, Senior Pastor, St Lukes UMC, Indianapolis, IN

The first five chapters of The Gratitude Path are spiritually energizing, personal, and thoughtfully devotional. Pastors could preach sermons based on each one of them. Chapter six is a pivotal organizational chapter for pastors and lay leaders. Here, Millard outlines his Gratitude Campaign step by step. This is a resource that we are happy to recommend to congregations.
--Bill Enright, Senior Fellow, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University

This book demonstrates how to develop an attitude of gratitude in each facet of the local church. Every leader in our church will read this book.
--Jacob Williams, Jr., Senior Pastor, First Valparaiso UMC, Valparaiso, IN


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About the Author

Kent Millard

Kent Millard is a Gratitude Coach for thousands of congregations in the Midwest and former senior pastor of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has served as a member of the leadership team for the Academy of Spiritual Formation program sponsored by the Upper Room. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.