The Sunday that Changed Everything

If you’re like many pastors, your favorite sermon to preach is not on giving. Far from it.

Pastor Jason Mitchem is no different. In fact, he reserved teaching on giving to weekday events and the like, places where the most committed core of his congregants would be with little room for turning newcomers off to his church. He says it’s common because the church often gets associated with TV preachers who constantly ask for money and then live lavish lifestyles. It gives people uncertainty about where exactly their giving is ending up.

However, simply not talking about it isn’t the answer either, he says. It’s all about the approach.

So, Mitchem decided to do something different: teach on giving on a Sunday morning. As it turns out, it also happened to be their most attended service of the year. The response was overwhelming. Listen to this short podcast interview to hear the whole story.


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