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TOP 4 Reasons to Do Generosity and Financial Preaching & Programs in the Winter

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We want to wish you God's best in the coming New Year!

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It is a privilege to serve you.

Your friend in Christ,
Brian Kluth

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ARTICLE: TOP 4 Reasons to Do Generosity and Financial Preaching & Programs in the Winter


For many years, John Maxwell did a generosity/financial sermon series and program at his church early in the year.  Find out the TOP 3 reasons it may be a good idea for your church to do the same! 

Find out the TOP 4 reasons it may be a good idea for your church to do the same thing (including resources that can help you see double digit giving increases)!      Click for article...

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ARTICLE #2: Help People Avoid the IRS Grinch: 7 Donations that are NOT Tax-Deductible


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"Brian Kluth has a passion for teaching pastors and church leaders how to lead their congregation to greater levels of generosity.". HOWARD DAYTON, Co-Founder with Larry Burkett of Crown Financial Ministries
"Brian has developed many materials that are very helpful...I endorse Brian very enthusiastically."  RON BLUE, Financial Author and President of Christian Financial Professionals Network
"Brian's resources can be a valuable aid in helping those we serve become God honoring in this area of their lives."  DICK TOWNER, Executive Director of the The Good $ense Movement with the Willow Creek Association

"Dr. Brian Kluth and his generosity materials are being used by God in a tremendous way. 

He is a trusted friend and fellow laborer who has been called by God to communicate

and demonstrate God's generosity principles for the body of Christ.” 

LEE JENKINS, Financial Speaker, Author, and Investment Advisor

"Brian Kluth's '40 Days to a More Generous Life' devotional opens the door for Christians to be both generous and cheerful givers to God." STEPHEN W. JOHNSON, Executive Director of the Ecumenical Center for Stewardship Studies that serves 21 denominations including Lutheran, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Reformed and others mm
"Brian Kluth is a leader among leaders when it to teaching Biblical generosity.  I value his insights and materials."  DR. STAN TOLER, Popular Speaker, Author & Pastor m

UNITED KINGDOM "I have known Brian as a friend and co-worker with Christ in the Lord's Vineyard for more than twenty years. I respect him and thank God for his life and testimony. Brian has been faithful in studying and developing resources to help the Church manage and develop its gifts, assets and resources. I commend him and his materials most warmly to you."     The Revd. Canon George Kovoor, Personal Chaplain to the Queen of England, Anglican Church leader, and President of Trinity Theological College in Bristol, UK

EUROPE  “Brian Kluth's teaching, knowledge, experience, and materials helped me to establish my course on Stewardship for Central and Eastern European Countries.  This training is used in our seminary and by church leaders across our region.  Brian's ministry and materials helps us see our place in the presence of the Lord and the opportunity to be wise and good stewards of the resources God has given us for His glory."    Dr. Nik Nedelchev - President of the WEA European Evangelical Alliance, Exec Director of the Bulgarian Evangelical Theological Institute

AFRICA "Brian Kluth speaks out of deep compassion for church growth and holistic transformation among its membership. He has traveled and ministered in many parts of the world which gives him critical understanding of the fundamental role of excellent financial stewardship in church growth. He speaks out of a deep sense of spirituality and leadership to non-specialists desiring to serve Christ effectively.  It is a very significant contribution to the building of the kingdom of God."  Rev. Canon Ephraim Gensi, Regional Director for Compassion International in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Somalia and Nigeria

AUSTRALIA "We are using Brian's 40 Day Generous Life materials with our churches.  After using Brian's materials, different churches have experienced giving increases of 25%, 54% and 116%.  One church even saw their giving go up 600%!"  MAJOR PHIL McLAREN, Territorial Director Appeal Internal, Australia Eastern Territory

Brian's material is the kind of information that I need and Africa needs to be set free.  I could not believe the level of anointing the Lord has given this man of God on this important subject.  I am now translating Brian's materials into Kiswahili, a language widely spoken in the East Africa region."   Bishop Mickey Okeyo in Nairobi, Kenya

LATIN AMERICA  “The name of Brian Kluth is deeply associated with the principles of stewardship and generosity.  Since his days as the President of the Christian Stewardship Association, brother Kluth has been a leading teacher and one of the most recognized authorities in the area of Biblical generosity and finances.   The impact of his ministry not only touches the lives of those who live in the United States, but his written materials and speaking ministry has impacted people all over the world.  Crown Financial Ministries has the privilege of working with Brian Kluth to bless the Latin American church and we wholeheartedly recommend him and his materials for your ministry.”  Dr. Andrés G. Panasiuk, Crown Financial Ministries, Vice President for Spanish and Portuguese Ministries

ASIA EXCERPTS FROM AN EMAIL BRIAN RECEIVED FROM THAILAND:  "Dear Brian: I am teaching a small group of extremely poor refugees from Burma and various different Hill tribes people groups your Biblical financial teaching materials. We were able to download your free resources and I have been teaching them over the last nine weeks.  The people I am teaching only make about US$20 per month.  Your material is really the best I have seen and everyone is so excited to be studying it."   Gareth Lavell, serving in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Keywords on this website: Bible verses Generosity Stewardship Giving Tithing Church Giving Money Philanthropy Charitable Giving Finance Pledge Offerings Building Capital Campaign Drives Money Cartoons

INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES: Availability of Brian's materials in 21 languages (from Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, India)

CONTACT INFO: ►Cell: 719-930-4000  Fax: 719-634-7933   5201 Pinon Valley Road  Colorado Springs, CO  80919

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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

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: 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    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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