Contagious Generosity: Telling people what they don’t want to hear

Beryl Jantzi is the director of Stewardship Education for Everence. This is the fourth in a  series of posts based on the book Contagious Generosity by Chris Willard and Jim Sheppard.   “Part of leadership is telling people what they don’t want to hear. So many of you are afraid to talk about money. You are […]

Contagious Generosity: Making an impact on the world

Beryl Jantzi is the director of Stewardship Education for Everence. This is the third in a  series of posts based on the book Contagious Generosity by Chris Willard and Jim Sheppard. “True giving does not so much subtract from what we have as multiply the impact we can have on the world.” – Kent Newburn Generosity […]

Contagious Generosity: Good strategy is better than good intentions

Beryl Jantzi is the director of stewardship education for Everence. This is the second in a  series of posts based on the book Contagious Generosity by Chris Willard and Jim Sheppard. The role of leadership in a congregation is to move people from good intentions to actual strategies. This is according to Chris Willard and […]

Contagious Generosity: Creating a culture of giving in your congregation

Beryl Jantzi is the director of stewardship education for Everence. “Money is the most measurable aspect of faith,” according to Chris Willard and Jim Sheppard in their new book, “Contagious Generosity.” You may have a negative response to this assertion but Willard and Sheppard go on to make a strong case for this and other […]