Changing Church Culture from Getting to Giving. Sustainable Prosperity By Chris Michaels. New Thought. How valuable is this teaching to YOU? How valuable is this teaching to the world?. The Power of YOUR Voice. It ain’t been said until YOU say it!
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By Chris Michaels
How valuable is this teaching to YOU?
How valuable is this teaching to the world?
It ain’t been said until YOU say it!
It ain’t been written until YOU write it!
William Irwin Thompson
“…before you attempt to raise money, the first step should be to raise consciousness.”
OMG, they are so last century!
Based on providing expense information to inspire people to support. (eg: It costs $25 per person, per Sunday)
I have my own bills, I don’t want to know about the church’s
Manipulative and ineffective. Not in alignment with the principle, “As you give, so shall you receive”
Does not speak to the socially-responsible consciousness of the new generation
They don’t care what you know, until they know that you care.
Create a “culture of caring.” Communicate your core values.
Address the need to make a difference in the world and provide opportunities to do so.
Partner with other non-for-profits that are in alignment with your vision and mission. Provide financial support and service opportunities.
Give Some 10%
Save Some 10%
Spend Some 80%
Highest level of faith receives the most benefits
Quarterly educational workshops on how to live a more prosperous life
Quarterly personalized appointments with a Prayer Practitioner/Minister to support a prosperity consciousness
Daily Prayer from Practitioners
Access to a Financial/Estate Planner
Daily Prayer from Practitioners
Complimentary entrance into one quarterly educational workshop
TPL Foundation – provides financial support to members in emergency situation (apply for grant given in increments of $200) – Culture of Caring
TPL Partners – provides support for three local non-profit organizations chosen by our members each year – Socially-responsible Action
Benefits are communicated at the annual TPL brunch in January
Program is launched in October every year with “spiritual investment cards” to be returned by mid-November
Names of TPL members printed in program alphabetically
To serve at the highest level of leadership you must operate at the highest level of faith.
Board Members – Required to be in Tither’s Circle
Practitioners – Required to be in Tither’s Circle
Church Members – Required to be in TPL program
A church is a service business. We are in the business of serving our congregants. Therefore, it is important to set a standard of service equal to the excellence we provide in other areas.
A Service Level Agreement sets the intention and commitment from the CSL staff to handle business with integrity.
We agree to make congregant requests our highest priority.
We agree to answer the phone in a courteous manner by the third ring and to not leave a caller on hold for more than 30 seconds.
We agree to return all phone messages or emails within 24 hours
We agree to respond to messages as they were sent, unless the need arises to communicate differently (ie; phone calls warrant return phone calls, email messages warrant return emails)
We agree to provide all other administrative duties or requests in a timely manner. And if we are unable to fulfill a certain request, communicate our intentions immediately.
Understands and supports the vision, mission and goals of the church
Operates and communicates with love and compassion
A proven track record of leadership
Holds a certificate of completion to the Foundations class
Daily practices the Science of Mind teaching in their own life
Leads by example
A visible financial supporter of the church (TPL Tither’s Circle)
Operates with honesty and integrity
Is able to have “crucial conversations” with others when necessary
Skilled at enrolling others to perform tasks and accomplish goals
Acts as an ambassador for the church at the Sunday Service
Is willing to devote a minimum of five hours a week to church duties
There are no fixtures in nature. The Universe is fluid and volatile. People wish to be settled: only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Things that once worked, at some point, will stop working.
If the Sunday Service is the same as it was five years ago, it is probably stale
Add popular music, video, dance, performance art, spoken word, etc.
Brand everything you do (In the Spirit, TPL)
Use FACEBOOK, Twitter
Update your website
Try something NEW