Know the Tithe

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 4-minute session, Jim Sheppard, CEO & Principal of Generis, challenges pastors to know, but not misuse, the tithes of the people in their churches. Jim Sheppard is CEO & Principal of Generis, a consulting firm passionate about helping churches inspire and cultivate generosity through giving development, coaching and strategy.



Which of Jim’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Jesus clearly tells us that our treasure reveals the condition of our hearts. Know the giving habits of your congregation. Use the information you gather for good, not for personal gain or favoritism. Honor God with all gifts given to your church.



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