One of the most difficult tasks facing any church leader is the issue of raising funds. It's not that we don't realize that tithing and giving are biblical issues: God's Word is full of strong statements about the stewardship of money. But how does a pastor convey God's heart for stewardship? Literally, what's the best way to raise the money your church needs to survive? Obviously, God is the one who builds the church—He is the ultimate provider. But what's the best process of shepherding the funds He has for your church? This step-by-step guide will give you tools you need to raise funds in your church—scripturally and successfully—without compromising biblical integrity. After all, it's God's church and His money—but our responsibility to manage it About the Author George Barna has written more than 35 books, predominantly in the areas of leadership, trends, spiritual development and church health. Included among them are best-sellers such as Revolution ,Transforming Children Into Spiritual Champions, The Frog in the Kettle, The Power of Vision and User Friendly Churches. Several of his books have received national awards. He has also written for numerous periodicals and has published various syndicated reports on topics related to faith and lifestyle. He also writes a bi-monthly research report, The Barna Update, that is accessed by hundreds of thousands of people through his firm's website (www.barna.org). His work is frequently cited as an authoritative source by the media. He has been hailed as "the most quoted person in the Christian Church today" and is counted among its most influential leaders.
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