Regardless of your ministry’s size and scope, there is almost always a gap between your resources and your God-inspired vision. Generis exists to help close that gap by partnering with church leaders to develop a thriving culture of generosity in their church — a culture that is discipleship driven, biblically rooted, inspires mission impact, and funds your God-inspired vision for years to come. Our approach to developing a culture of generosity is not siloed, it is a holistic strategy that engages your ministries, uncovers lids on generosity, and promotes mission alignment.
Accelerate Generosity Toward God-Inspired Vision
Your vision is the direction God has given to your church. Too often, your vision outpaces your resources, leaving you frustrated and asking: “How do we pay for this?”. Our team of experienced Generosity Strategists understands this. They will guide you in developing a stewardship plan that will move you past the “how do we pay for this” conversation and closer to making that vision a reality.
By taking biblical principles, stewardship best practices, and over 30 years of experience plus your church’s unique DNA, we build a plan that fits your culture, inspires your givers, and accelerates generosity in your church.
“If it had not been for Generis, there is just no way that we would actually have a church today that is still taking ground, that is growing, thriving, and moving in our city.”
— Allen Kendrick, Lead Pastor of Vivid Church
The Heart of Generosity
At the heart of every church leadership team is a motivation to impact the world for God’s glory — bringing to life the God-inspired vision for their church. Generis builds on your church’s leadership motivation to build generosity solutions that work in your church’s context.
The innovative, battle-tested One Fund approach is a powerful option for churches that seek to establish a long-term culture of giving. It eliminates the sometimes confusing habit of multiple appeals, and instead teaches people the fundamental principles of generosity and stewardship.
Sometimes we need more help than just campaign advice. One-on-one guidance, encouragement and accountability with a coach brings out the best in us and accelerates our ability to execute those big, "only God" 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.
Ministry is more fun when you don’t do it alone! A collective is a virtual peer-to-peer experience where you will journey through a specific set of ideas or challenges for a set period of time. It’s a great way to break through those occasional logjams. And, if you’re not quite sure you’re ready for one-on-one coaching, this is a great way to test the waters.
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.
No matter the size of your church, its needs can increase or change from year to year. By studying your numbers and interviewing key leadership, we can help you understand the giving patterns of your church. We take those results to then build a flourishing generosity culture that will leverage the best aspects of your church, reflect your values and DNA, and establish effective tools to further build that culture of generosity.
Team Culture + Growth
It’s been said that “culture eats strategy for breakfast”, we believe that statement has never been more true. In most churches, culture has happened by default, not by design. Our team has deep experience in leading large teams in large churches and they know that significant Kingdom impact begins with a strong culture. We also know that healthy churches grow and multiply at every level of ministry.
A healthy Family Ministry is as critical to a church as great teaching and worship. We help your Family Ministry team maximize engagement with kids, students, parents, and volunteers. Our approach includes focusing on seven primary areas: vision, volunteer experience, programming, parent engagement, data, environment, and infrastructure.
Volunteer Systems + Culture
Volunteers are the lifeblood of your ministry. They allow you to execute, innovate and better reach your community. We help you develop excellent volunteer systems and a healthy culture to keep your rosters full and your ministry moving forward.
Succession is the intentional process of the spiritual, emotional, and organizational transition from one senior leader to the next. Mess it up and you get headaches, loss of momentum, and heartache. Do it well and the long-term growth and stability of the congregation moves forward. Our Pastor Smart Succession Process guides the pastor, their spouse, board, and staff to build a solid, robust succession plan.
Building Better Boards
Church boards should supercharge the leadership and direction of your church. The roles, responsibilities, routine systems, and relational trust within the board all need regular reviews to keep them healthy. Our Building Better Boards process helps you add strength, muscle, and power within your church’s unique polity and governance so the church can fulfill its God-called mission and the church’s plan for the future.
Storycrafting for Church Strategy
Many churches have great mission statements and visions, but can’t translate them to meaningful action that makes an impact. The Storycrafting for Church Strategy process helps churches sync the four layers of story always going on in any church. We help church leaders and teams narrate and write the next chapter of their God-infused story with the capabilities and capacities of your leaders to fulfill your mission and vision in a more complete way.
The Soul of Generosity
Your church is made up of unique people with unique stories and giftings. Your community of believers makes your church what it is — a living, breathing, image-bearer of Jesus. Your team’s leadership directly affects your community’s culture, systems, participation and more. Make sure those things are healthy and thriving to maximize kingdom impact.
How It Works
An expertly matched Generosity Strategist will meet with you to understand your church’s unique DNA, assess the health of your generosity and stewardship, and dive deeper into your needs and goals.
Our team of experienced experts will help identify the right path forward. Together we’ll build a unique stewardship strategy that will mobilize your givers and accelerate generosity in your church.
Your Generosity Strategist will guide you through the steps of implementation, ensuring success and stability along the way. We come alongside your team as you reach your generosity goals and beyond.
What Leaders Are Saying
Are the people in your church struggling in their giving journeys? Would you even know it if they were?
Biblical stewardship and generosity is a journey that goes beyond the tithe and church budget. However, too often, we see local church leaders unintentionally limit their kingdom reach because their vision is tied to budgetary goals.
In this resource, we unpack the perspectives and vocabulary that might be limiting the spiritual growth of the people in your church and what it means to steward the resources that God has given His people.
A culture of generosity doesn't just happen in a church, it must be intentionally built. This eBook gives you a step-by-step plan to cultivate a culture of generosity in your church.
This resource covers:
- How to create a culture of giving
- Three things you must do to cultivate generosity
- Seven things that stifle a culture of generosity
Establishing a gratitude culture in your church goes hand-in-hand with creating a generosity culture. We want to help you not only be known for being a generous church, but for being a grateful church. That's why we've put together this free downloadable resource.
When you read this resource, you'll learn:
- Why your church should become exceptional at expressing thanks
- How to uncover “God stories”
- How to say “thank you” and to whom
Based on research there is a good chance that over 50% of your attendees give little to nothing at all to your Church's ministry. While there are many reasons why people do not give, there are some powerful keys to engaging non-givers in the vision and life of your church.
In this workshop you will:
- Learn the top three reasons why people choose to not give to your Church.
- Understand how church leaders inadvertently encourage attendees to NOT give!
- Discover strategies to engage and re-engage givers.