Episode 598: Miroslav Volf on What Makes a Life Worth Living, Walking The Communist Death March, Viktor Frankl, Jürgen Moltmann, and The Crippling Effect of Struggling for Superiority
Yale University Professor Miroslav Volf talks about what makes life worth living, walking the communist death march, Viktor Frankl, Jürgen Moltmann, and the crippling effect of struggling for superiority.Download the Transcript
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The Art of Building A Generous Congregation
One of the joys of being a church leader is that you get to not only talk about, but ask for money in front of dozens, hundreds, and thousands of people. You may catch a hint of sarcasm in my tone.
All kidding aside, if you’re like most, you likely have plans for money that you don’t yet have—whether it’s for outreach, community impact, staffing, or a building. For many, it’s that you want the results of having a generous congregation, without having to go through the process.
And in our research for the course, we found that churches ranged anywhere from:
- “We never talk about money. It went horribly once and we haven’t talked about it since.”
- “We’re a very generous congregation, but we never hit our budget. It’s always one donor who makes up for the $200,000 shortfall.”
- “We actually talk about money all the time and have healthy conversations about it, but are so ineffective at raising funds. People just don’t step up when the time comes to give.”
Wherever your church lands when it comes to giving, The Art of Building a Generous Congregation can help you build a financially flourishing church—both margin in your budget, and margin in the lives of the people you lead.
From learning better ways to talk and teach about money, right down to every single email that your church needs to send about money and generosity each year—pre-written for you and ready to copy and paste, you’ll learn how to create a culture of generosity from the ground up, or from right where you are.
To kick things off, we’re running a LIVE work-through of the course if you join before September 29th, so you can work through the course with me and other leaders in the program.
Join today at theartofgenerositycourse.com. And just a reminder, join by September 29th to get in on the LIVE work-through of the course, which is the only time we’re offering this in 2023.
We often think about the power of a great sermon, but we might underestimate the impact of great experiences. When people experience God in a way that’s outside of their usual rhythms and routines, lives often change.
That’s why I’d encourage you to bring the Compassion Experience at no cost to your church. It’s an interactive way to witness the realities of life for children in poverty and the church’s incredible response. Families in your community will see how the gospel is transforming lives around the world. And it will renew your church’s heart for discipleship, generosity, and global missions.
Compassion is currently working with the local church to release over 2.2 million children from poverty in Jesus’ name, and I’ve personally supported them for years.
To learn more about Compassion, visit Compassion.com/Carey.
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