Maximize: How to Develop Extravagant Givers in Your Church

Maximize: How to Develop Extravagant Givers in Your Church

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Turn First-Time Givers into Generous Stewards

is the ultimate how-to book for pastors and church leaders who long for their churches to be able to carry out ministry initiatives. Shining a light on the often-taboo subject of money, Maximize offers a proven, step-by-step plan for maximizing financial gifts while growing strong disciples. You'll learn how to

· cultivate first-time givers
· challenge people to tithe
· develop an ongoing stewardship system
· follow up with givers the right way
· develop multiple giving options
· shepherd the five types of givers in your church
· educate people to grow in the grace of giving

Stewardship is an essential part of discipleship. This biblical process will chase the money discussion out of the darkness and turn first-time givers in your church into generous stewards of financial gifts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493430345
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/11/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 931,834
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Nelson Searcy is the founding and lead pastor of The Journey Church and the bestselling author of many books, including The Generosity Ladder, Connect, Ignite, Launch, and The New You.

Jennifer Dykes Henson is coauthor of several bestselling books, including The Generosity Ladder and The New You.
Nelson Searcy is the founding and lead pastor of The Journey Church. Started in 2002 in New York City, this groundbreaking church sees the majority of its growth coming from new believers and currently meets in locations in Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as additional locations in San Francisco and Boca Raton. Nelson is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Donald A. McGavran Award for Outstanding Leadership in Great Commission Research. He is the author of more than seventy-five church growth resources and twelve books, including The Generosity Ladder, Maximize, Connect, and Ignite. Nelson is also an experienced church planter, coach, and church-growth strategist. Before founding The Journey, he served as the director of the Purpose Driven Community at Saddleback Church. He is also the founder of and the Renegade Pastors Network.
Jennifer Dykes Henson is a writer, wife, and mom to two young girls. She has coauthored several bestselling books, including The Generosity Ladder and Tongue Pierced. Previously, Jennifer worked with Dr. Charles Stanley as the marketing communications manager for In Touch Ministries. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Preface 13

Introduction 15

Part 1 Stewardship: Becoming a Fulloy Developing Follower of Jesus

1 Shining the Light: Illuminating a Taboo Subject 25

2 The Heart of Stewardship: Introducing the Maximize System 37

3 Creating a Culture of Generosity: "Give, and You Will Receive" 49

Part 2 Initial Givers: Raising Up New Givers

4 Cultivating First-Time Gifts: Practical Ways to Help People Cross the Threshold 61

5 Easy Does It: Eliminating Unnecessary Barriers to Giving 75

6 Revolutionary Gratitude: A Little Thanks Goes a Long Way 87

Part 3 Systematic Givers: Teaching People to Give When They Are Paid

7 Options Are Not Optional: Providing Various Ways for People to Give 103

8 From First-Time Givers to Regular Givers: Helping People Take the Step 119

9 Money Matters: Financial Management and Quarterly Giving Statements 137

Part 4 Tithers: Challenging People to Become Proportional Givers

10 The Full Tithe: Obedience-Level Giving 157

11 The Giving Challenge: A Revolutionary Tool 169

Part 5 Extravagant Givers: Spurring People to Live like Jesus

12 Extravagant Giving: Learning to Live like Jesus 189

13 Getting Started: First Steps toward Becoming a Fully Resourced Church 205

A Final Note from Nelson 213

Notes 215

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