Brent Halvorsen

Generosity Strategist

Meet Brent Halvorsen

Brent Halvorsen is passionate about partnering with senior church leaders and growing ministries to turn vision into reality. He has a unique ability to successfully guide local churches through a clear and compelling generosity process to achieve powerful results. He draws from over 18 years of experience in churches of various sizes, as well as nationally-known movements.

Brent is a top-line communicator and his Sunday sermons have been featured on Christian radio in Minneapolis alongside world-class communicators such as John MacArthur, David Jeremiah, John Piper, Chuck Swindoll, and more. Brent also hosted a leadership podcast that included such guests as Carey Nieuwhof, Paul Tripp, and other church leaders from around the country. His ability to create vivid worlds with words and to connect with leaders are two much-needed strengths he brings to a church’s generosity initiative.

As a lead pastor, church planter, visionary, and innovative strategist, Brent understands the crucial steps needed to take churches from conceptual thinking to breakthrough outcomes. Brent’s main objective with churches is to help create an encounter with the Lord where unusual generosity is released in the hearts of people.

He holds a Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University, a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and has recently been accepted into Liberty University to pursue a Master’s in Executive Leadership.

Brent is married to Lisa and has four amazing children who love Jesus. He enjoys playing golf and fishing. You can find him rooting for Chicago sports teams, even though he lives in beautiful Jacksonville, Florida.

Proverbs 15:22, Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.


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 Brent Halvorsen