When you’re doing a series on finances, how do you overcome the feelings new people have of, “It figures. A church talking about money. What a surprise. This guy is just after my money. I knew it.”
I’ve mentioned using humor to uncross people’s arms, and not just preaching about tithing but being more wholistic about stewardship and helping people with issues like getting out of debt and living off a budget.
Another thing we’ve always done at Forefront is offer a money back guarantee to people who tithe for a full year.
Why do we do that? Well, part of it is that it shocks people (you should see their faces and hear their comments) and forces them to ask questions rather than simply make assumptions about you.
What does it look like? I’ll share an excerpt from a sermon later today…