My 5 for Friday (May 18, 2018)

Why do pastors struggle financially? Why are you not getting anything done today? And how can you engage Millennial givers?

These questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.

  1. 3 Ways to Engage the Millennial Giver in Your Church from Generis. Each generation comes with new trends and methods when it comes to giving. Because of this, it’s important to identify how to engage particular generations for giving within your church. What does this look like for millennials? Generis points out that “Millennials believe that the world needs changing and that they are the generation to make it happen.” Check out this post for three specific ways you can engage the millennial giver in your church.
  2. 3 Things to Keep in Mind if You’re Engaged to Someone With Debt from Stewardship. Conversations about debt and finances are not ones to shy away from in engagement. Why? Stewardship notes that “Statistics show that one of the leading causes of divorce is money fights and money problems.” While debt isn’t a deal-breaker, there are some important things to keep in mind if you’re engaged to someone with debt. Keep reading for encouragement on how to address financial debt in engagement.
  3. 4 Possible Reasons Some Pastors Struggle Financially by Eric Geiger. If you or a pastor you know is struggling financially, have you ever stopped to think why that might be? Eric Geiger shares that “A church benefits when her leaders are able to serve with joy (Hebrews 13:17), and ministry leaders who are struggling financially are often distracted and filled with constant grief and worry.” So whether the financial struggle stems from lack of church support or personal stewardship issues, this isn’t an issue that should be ignored. Check out this post for possible reasons behind a pastor’s financial struggle.
  4. 6 Reasons People Pleasing Hurts Your Leadership by Dan Reiland. Have you ever thought about how your desire to make people happy could be affecting your leadership? While this desire in and of itself isn’t wrong, Dan Reiland points out that “People pleasing usually comes from insecurity and often results in a performance trap.” Take a look at this post to see six reasons people pleasing could be hurting your leadership.
  5. 5 Reasons You Work All Day…And Get Nothing Done by Carey Nieuwhof. Do you ever feel like you do a lot but have nothing to show for it? And you can’t put your finger on why? Carey Nieuwhof rightly points out that “If you can’t manage your time, you’ll never effectively manage your life or your leadership.” Read more for insight into why your productivity might be lacking and how to remove what might be getting in the way.

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