Ben Sigman

Generosity Strategist

Meet Ben Sigman

Ben Sigman is a catalytic leader and strategic thinker with over 27 years of effective ministry experience. Ben is passionate about assisting Christian faith-based organizations create successful resource strategies that make vision a reality. He draws on his gifts in leadership, administration, and strategic planning to help reach their God-given potential and vision to help his many clients from large multisite churches to churches getting in their first building.

Ben also serves as the Lead Pastor of Timberlake Church in Redmond, WA. Timberlake has gone from a declining church to a fast-growing multiethnic, multisite church with more than 3000 in weekend attendance. During that time Ben took leadership with a struggling homeless ministry that is now thriving financially including successfully funding a multi-million dollar expansion.

Ben has taught at Northwest University, Rockbridge Seminary, and serves on the Pastoral Advisory Board of Southeastern University.

He also holds both a Masters and Doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Ben has been married to his wife Terri for 27 years and is most proud of his two daughters who love and serve Jesus.


  • Generosity Assessment

No matter the size of your God-inspired dreams, it can be daunting to think about chasing down the necessary resources. The truth is that while vision almost always exceeds current realities, the means to support your vision is within your grasp. 

With Generis, you’re not alone. Our customized Campaign approach will help you assess, rethink and reframe your current reality, allowing you to reach your specific goals while also establishing a foundation for increased generosity overall.

Let’s be honest; there are times when one-on-one guidance, encouragement and accountability brings out the best in us and accelerates our ability to chase down those big, audacious dreams. The Generis Coaching experience is designed to align with your greatest needs and is delivered over a period of time that makes the most sense for you.

The most successful Fundraising organizations we know operate from a carefully crafted annual Development Plan. Whether your organization needs help building a Development Program and Plan from the ground up, or whether you’d like to enhance your current Development Plan, we can help. We specialize in meeting you and your organization right where you are and helping you take strategic steps forward. We’ll work with you on issues such as:

  • Setting realistic targets for gift income over the next 2-3 years
  • Setting realistic targets for gaining new donors each year
  • Creating customized strategies to help you build your pool of donors
  • Creating a Donor
  • Communications Plan
  • Creating or enhancing a Major Gift program
  • Building or Enhancing an Annual Fund Program
  • Planned Giving promotion within reasonable budget
  • Establishing best practices for Advancement Services (gift receipting, thank-you letters)
  • Creating events that will bring in new donors and new gifts
  • Appropriate metrics to measure Fundraising performance
  • Helping your board understand their role in Fundraising
  • Your organization is unique and worthy of a fully customized Plan to help you fund your vision.

Would you like to have a conversation with us about the current state of your Development Program? We’d love to speak with you.


From time to time, it can be extremely helpful to analyze the habits of your overall giving climate to see what is currently working as well as where opportunities for a culture of generosity to increase might exist.

The Generosity Assessment is a one-day experience that provides a thorough assessment of your church’s effectiveness and reveals new opportunities for creating a culture of generosity. Think of it like an x-ray into the giving perspective of the church.


Contact Ben Sigman