Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Passing the Plate

Will Willimon reflects on giving after having read Passing the Plate. Here are some great quotes,
"Evangelical Christians tend to be the most generous (giving the lie to the misconception that liberal Christians are more liberal in their concern for the less fortunate), but even their giving is nothing to brag about."
"Americans earning less than $10,000 gave 2.3 percent of their income to churches. Those who earn $70,000 or more gave only 1.2 percent."
"Poor leadership by the pastor always results in poor congregational giving. Faithful giving begins with every pastor...saying, 'I have discovered the joy of cheerful tithing, and you can to'."
Read the whole thing


frankerooney said...

My attitude to our finances and especially our giving has COMPLETELY changed (for the better) since you recommended and lent me your copy of The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn. (Bigging up your leadership!)

Phil on 29 April 2009 at 13:47 said...

Always happy to have my leadership bigged up! Seriously so glad it helped, it's such a great little book. Its always top of my recommendations on giving!

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