My 5 for Friday (March 13, 2020)

How should we be motivating people to give? What are some barriers to growth in leadership? And should you marry someone if they have bad credit?

All these questions and more answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.

  1. Let’s Rethink How We Motivate People to Give by Elliot Clark. “While it will take great care and wisdom, some of our teachers need to recover the art of persuasion while avoiding manipulation.” Here, Elliot Clark urges readers to model how they motivate others to give by following Paul’s example in 2 Corinthians 8-9.
  2. 7 Barriers to Growth Every Leader Needs to Eliminate Today by Ron Edmondson. As someone with years of experience in senior leadership and leadership consulting, Ron Edmondson shares seven barriers to growth that leaders should eliminate. Be sure to check it out so you can assess whether or not any of these barriers are getting in the way of leading effectively.  
  3. 12 Questions That Bring Clarity To Your Church Finances by Dan Reiland. In order to manage your church finances well, you need to know the answers to some important questions. Here, Dan Reiland asks twelve questions that, if you don’t know how to answer them, will help you know what areas need clarity moving forward. Check it out.
  4. How To Talk About Giving So People Won’t Tune You Out by Todd McMichen. Unfortunately, money and giving are often treated as taboo topics within the church. Todd McMichen points out some reasons historically why that might be, but gives the reminder that “it’s okay to talk about money in church. God created it to bless our lives and bless others through us.”
  5. Ask Chuck: Should I Marry Someone With Bad Credit? by Chuck Bentley. Finances can become one of the biggest stressors within a marriage, so Chuck Bentley encourages readers to take the financial situation of who you marry seriously. He says, “Discovering each other’s financial philosophy, history, and goals pre-engagement is vital.”

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