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In cooperation with ECFA.org, Maclellan Foundation, and MAXIMUMgenerosity.org,  BRIAN KLUTH, America's Giving Guy, has produced a series of commonly asked questions and answers about charitable giving, tithing, and generosity.  These videos are available for any ECFA member, church, non-profit, or business to post on their website, emails, eNewsletters, or to show in church worship services, classes, and meetings. 

 

Click on any QUESTION BELOW for Brian's 1-2 minute VIDEOS answers...

For copies of these public videos WITHOUT the ECFA logo, go to our WISE GIVING Q&A YouTube Channel 

Q&A VIDEOS FOR PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH GIVING:

  1. Should I give if I'm in debt?

  2. What is tithing? Should Christians tithe? Isn't tithing only part of the Old Testament law?

  3. What if my spouse doesn't want me to give?

  4. If I am poor and living on a small income, should I give?

  5. I can't afford to donate money, but I donate my time--isn't that enough?

  6. Am I required to give all my donations only to my church?

  7. If I want to start tithing, should I give 10% of the net or gross amount of my paycheck--before or after taxes?

  8. If I don't have a job, should I give?

  9. I want to start giving 10% or more to God's work, but I'm afraid, what should I do?

  10. What are some helpful Christian devotionals and books that can teach me about living generously?

  11. What are the 5 different responses people have about giving to God?

Q&A VIDEOS PROVIDING BIBLICAL INSIGHTS ON GIVING:

  1. What does the Bible teach about where to give?

  2. What are the 7 keys to becoming more generous?

  3. How important is it to faithfully support my local church?

  4. 23 things the Bible teaches about giving and generosity.

  5. As a Christian, why should I make it a priority to give financial gifts to the LORD's work?

  6. What is the difference between tithes and offerings?

  7. How much should I give and where should I give?

Q&A VIDEOS PROVIDING PRACTICAL ADVICE ON CHARITABLE GIVING:

  1. What are 5 best tips for making smart donations?

  2. What are 5 ways to teach my children to be more generous?

  3. How can I stop receiving so many fundraising letters, emails, texts, phone calls, and solicitations?

  4. How can I avoid charity scams?

  5. How can you find information about charities and churches?

  6. According to the IRS, what are the 5 most common non-cash donations people make?

  7. How can I find good organizations to support?

  8. What is EFT, online, internet, text, and mobile app giving? Is this a good idea to give this way?

  9. What should I do if my church or organizations I support aren't members of ECFA?

  10. What should I know about an organization before giving a donation?

 

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What are the themes/topics covered on the 1000+ pages on this website?  This website had resources, materials, articles, cartoons, quips and quotes, and sermons that address matters of Biblical stewardship, generosity, giving, tithing, tithes and offerings, fundraising, building fund pledge drives, church capital campaigns from a Biblical/Scriptural perspectives.  Hundreds of Bible verses and reference are included on this site for pastors, churches, ministers, Sunday school directors, teachers, curriculum writers.  On this site you will find some of the best practices used by churches, parachurches and denominations to encourage giving and generosity among congregations, parishes, and constituencies.

How do the materials on this site help churches, ministries, parachurches, nonprofits, Christian organizations, mission agencies, and denominations?  The generosity and giving material on this website will help any church or groups inspire greater generosity, increase giving, grow their budget, raise funds for church building fund capital campaign projects, teach the Bible and Biblical truth on finances - debt - generosity - savings - giving - offerings - investments and much, much more.

Who are some of the people that have endorsed Brian Kluth or his materials?  Howard Dayton (and the late Larry Burkett) of Crown Financial Ministries and Christian Financial Concepts, Ron Blue - founder of Ron Blue & Company and CFPN Christian Financial Professionals Network (now called Kingdom Advisors), Fred Smith of The Gathering, Bob Buford of Half Time and Leadership Network, Dr. Tony Evans of the Urban Alternative, Lyle Schaller, George Barna of Barna Research, Dick Towner of Willow Creek Association Good Sense Ministry and movement.  Brian has also worked with Generous Giving (Daryl Heald), National Christian Foundation that serves clients all over the country through Christian Community Foundations, Willow Creek Association (WCA), Forrest Reinhardt (formerly of Saddle Back Community Church where Rick Warren is the senior pastor), Christian Stewardship Association, Dr. Scott Preissler, Professor of Stewardship at Southwestern Southern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.  Stan Toler formerly of John Maxwell's Injoy Ministries, John Perkins of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), Dr. Gene Getz of Dallas Theological Seminary, Richard Hammer of Church Treasurer's Alert.  Brian also had Randy Alcorn speak at the Christian Stewardship Association conference while he was president of CSA. 

What organizations or groups has Brian Kluth been part of or spoken for: Christian Stewardship Association (CSA), National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), National Association of Evangelicals (NAE - Board member), Christian Camp and Conference Association - CCDA (formerly known as Christian Camping International - CCI), Gospel Music Association (GMA), Evangelical Free Church of American (EFCA), Willow Creek Association (WCA), Good Sense Ministry at the Willow Creek Association, ABHE (formerly the The Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges or AABC - the organization was called the American Association of Bible Colleges).  World Evangelical Fellowship (WEF) - - now called the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) while Dwight Gibson was the USA Director (Dwight Gibson is now with Geneva Global).  Brian attended Asbury Seminary's Beeson Institute for 3 years.  He has spoken at Bethel College and Seminary (now Bethel University), Northwestern College, and University of Wisconsin Inter-Varsity campus groups.

Has Brian's work been covered by the media:  Brian has been interviewed for articles and programs or provided material for Kiplinger magazine (circulation: 1 million), NBC Dateline, an NBC TV affiliate, CBN TV 700 Club,  Moody Radio Network's Open Line, HCJB World Radio International Friendship Program, REV! Magazine, (the former) Moody Monthly magazine, Crown Financial Ministries Money Matters radio program heard on 1000 stations, KYCC Radio based in Stockton, CA, Christianity Today's My Church, Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper, the Christian Report, Willow Creek Association (WCA) Seeds ezine, The Christian Post (as a top story), REV! Magazine;  Church Executive Magazine,  CCM Magazine, UPI - United Press International, USA Religious News,  Christian Newswire, Christian Headlines, Google News, Yahoo News and MSNBC News. 

Here are the links for some of the groups Brian has spoken for, been interviewed by or written for:  National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), Guest Radio Commentator for CROWN FINANCIAL MINISTRIES, Former national president (5 years) with the CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION Contributing Writer to CHURCHCENTRAL.COM Contributing Writer to GENEROUSGIVING.ORG Contributing Writer to THEGOODSTEWARD.COM - Contributing Writer to CHURCHSTAFFING.COM's "MONDAY MORNING INSIGHT"  -  Contributing Writer to CHURCHWORLDDIRECT.COM Contributing Financial Writer for a book by BROADMAN & HOLMAN PUBLISHERS  -  Interviewed for CHRISTIANITY TODAY'S "MEN OF INTEGRITY" Magazine Contributing Writer to PREACHING.COM Ezine  - Contributing Writer to REV MAGAZINE Contributing Writer to PULPIT HELPS Magazine Interviewed for CHRISTIANITY TODAY'S "YOUR CHURCH" Magazine - Contributing Writer for www.SermonCentral.com

What themes/topics are Brian's cartoons about: Brian has developed cartoons on stewardship, cartoons on giving, cartoons on church offerings, cartoons on money, cartoons on finances, cartoons on wealth, cartoons on charity, cartoons on debt, cartoons on shopping, cartoons on credit cards, cartoons on borrowing, cartoons on church building campaign projects and fund drives, cartoons on philanthropy, money cartoons, offering cartoons, tithing cartoons, generosity cartoons, banking cartoons, finance cartoons, budget cartoons, budgeting cartoons, stewardship cartoons, debt cartoons, credit card cartoons, charitable giving cartoons, cartoons on tithes - tithing - offerings.  In addition to cartoons, Brian also has financial - generosity - debt - giving - tithing - money - credit card - philanthropy statistics, facts, figures, stories, sermon illustrations, quips, quotes, and Scripture verses on his website.

Does this website recommend any companies or consultants for church or institutional capital fund campaigns to raise money for 3-year building fund pledge drives?  While Brian is not involved in consulting himself, he does refer people to many of the national and regional church capital fundraising consultants and architects and providers of stewardship resources that he is actively aware of.  Here is a list: www.GenerousLife.info 40 Day Bible devotional that many churches have used for an in-house or consultant-led capital campaign MAXIMUM Generosity resources for Building Funds or Stewardship Campaigns     Dickerson & Associates Christian Fundraising and Stewardship Consultants    Guide-to-Funding-Ministry.net    American Church Builders  Brown Church Development Group   Build My Church      California Plan of Church Finance      Capital Campaigns for Churches    Cargill Associates     Church Building Consultants & Architects     Church Funding Counsel     Church Fund-raising Services   ChurchLending.Net - Bank of the West    Evangelical Christian Credit Union    John R. Frank Consulting Group  The Gage Group   Generis Group    The Goehner Group   Havey & Associates   INJOY Stewardship Services     Ken MacLeod & Associates - KMA of Canada    Master Financial Planning Services     Master Resources, Inc.     McConkey-Johnston International   Ministry Campaign Services (for Evangelical Free Churches and other evangelical churches)   The Rogers Company  RSI Church Services Group   Saddleback Church Time to Build Campaign Kit    Shepherds Group     Stewardship Development   Successful Fundraising--Why Hire A Pro?    The Timothy Group    TLC Ministries      Together We Build     What You Should Know Before Hiring A Consultant  

Can you highlight information Brian has put on this website on his "Getting Your House In Order Christian Planning Guide" (renamed: "Because I Love You Christian Planning Guide")? The main themes are faith issues, medical issues and health care directives, funeral planning, estate planning guide, family tree, medical information, family and life legacy and heritage issues, choosing children's guardians, helpful information for caregivers - retirees - aging parents, charitable giving, form for writing a budget, form for debts and liabilities, form for charitable and Christian giving, wills - trusts - estate planning guidance, seasonal household projects, checklists of important names - numbers - family information - legal documents - financial records - bank statements. Click here for more info or sample downloadable Getting Your House in Order manual (i.e. forms and checklists for getting your household information and estate and family affairs in order).

If Brian's website had an internet tag cloud, what would the key words, topics and themes associated with this website?  Bible scriptures truth church generosity giving stewardship Brian Kluth philanthropy finances pastors money sermons  messages contributions generous life - stewardship campaigns - cartoons teaching giving financial statistics church treasurer finance committee - stewardship committee - building fund drive committee executive pastor church administrator stewardship cartoons - wealth tithing tithes charity ministries fundraising non-profits nonprofits quips quotes church building fund campaigns pledge drives   40 day help resources generous giving  curriculum churches budgets finances  humor stories sermon illustrations messages poverty house in order budget crisis problems increase offerings giving best practices churches.

 

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Contact information:  Brian Kluth | 5201 Pinon Valley Road | Colorado Springs, CO 80910 | 719-930-4000 | Email