Online giving continues to grow in popularity. In many churches, the option has been normalized for some time now, and they are now testing the waters of text giving.
But online giving isn’t for everyone. I have had plenty of conversations with godly men and women who struggle with idea. And that is okay. In fact, let me suggest that some of you should not give online. In this post, I lay out three signs that online giving may not be right for you.
Of course, there are many good reasons why individuals choose to use the church’s websites to give. Online giving is safe, convenient, and consistent. Church members like knowing that they no longer have to worry about whether or not they remembered to bring their checkbook on Sunday. Their tithe was already taken out of their bank account.
Many of us know what it is like to lose money when an investment bubble bursts.
For some, it was the tech bubble. For others, it was the housing bubble. People poured their money into investments that seemed too good to be true. And they were. When the bubble popped, financial devastation ensued.
Here is the guarantee I can make about investment bubbles—they will happen again and again.
And it should be your goal to avoid them, tempting as they are. How do you do this?
I feel like I am going to get in trouble for this post.
Home improvement shows are everywhere now, each with their own interesting angle. They spend time improving homes to flip, sell, buy, or determine whether or not they really want to move.
Viewers have the opportunity to spend hours watching these home improvement shows in a single evening. And many do. They are pretty addicting.
Give generously. Save wisely. Live appropriately.
This is the sequence that leads to financial health. It is also the sequence that aligns most closely with what we find in the Bible.
Financially difficult times can hit anyone. Sometimes, they are the result of a few poor money decisions. Sometimes, they are completely out of the person’s control.
When they hit, you feel like you’ve been delivered a knockout punch. And as you lay on the mat, you wonder if you will ever be able to get back up again.
I cannot wait for the release of my new book, The Money Challenge. Thank you everyone for your support so far.
To help you get to know the book a little better, here are few questions about The Money Challenge and their answers.