From the Back Cover
Turn First-Time Givers into Generous Stewards
is the ultimate how-to book for pastors and church leaders who long for their churches to be fully resourced and able to carry out ministry initiatives without financial strain. Shining a light on the often taboo subject of money, Maximize
offers an innovative, step-by-step plan for systemizing and maximizing financial gifts while growing strong disciples. You'll learn how to
cultivate first-time givers
challenge people to tithe
develop an ongoing stewardship system
follow up with givers the right way
develop multiple giving options
shepherd the five types of givers in your church
educate people to grow in the grace of giving
Stewardship is an essential part of discipleship. This revolutionary, biblically based guide will chase the money discussion out of the darkness and bring it the attention it deserves.
"I will read anything I can get my big hands on if Nelson Searcy's name is on it. He is one of the most practical writers I've read on any topic relating to the church. Maximize
is must reading for all pastors."--Aubrey Malphurs, founder, the Malphurs Group; professor of pastoral ministries, Dallas Seminary
"Nelson is one of the most strategically minded leaders on the planet. I love how he uses his gift to share with other church leaders the steps we can take to make sure our churches are healthy."--Perry Noble, pastor, NewSpring Church
"So many 'good' churches could become 'great' churches with more financial resources to equip them to do what God is leading them to do. Read Maximize immediately--and tell every pastor you know to buy this book!"--Philip Wagner, lead pastor, Oasis Church, Los Angeles, CA
Nelson Searcy is the founding and lead pastor of The Journey Church of the City with locations in New York City, Queens, Brooklyn, and Boca Raton, Florida. He is also the founder of www.ChurchLeaderInsights.com. He and his church appear routinely on lists such as the 50 Most Influential Churches and the 25 Most Innovative Leaders. Nelson lives in New York City.
Jennifer Dykes Henson is a freelance writer based in New York City. She has served as a writer/producer and ministry consultant to organizations across the East Coast. Prior to moving to New York, Jennifer worked with Dr. Charles Stanley as the manager of marketing communications for In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia.
About the Author
is the founding and lead pastor of The Journey Church. Started in 2002 in New York City, this groundbreaking church sees the majority of its growth coming from new believers and currently meets in locations in Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as additional locations in San Francisco and Boca Raton. Nelson is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Donald A. McGavran Award for Outstanding Leadership in Great Commission Research. He is the author of more than seventy-five church growth resources and twelve books, including The Generosity Ladder
, and Ignite
. Nelson is also an experienced church planter, coach, and church-growth strategist. Before to founding The Journey, he served as the director of the Purpose Driven Community at Saddleback Church. He is also the founder of ChurchLeaderInsights.com and the Renegade Pastors Network.Jennifer Dykes Henson
is a freelance writer based in New York City. She has served as a writer/producer and ministry consultant to organizations across the East Coast. Prior to moving to New York, Jennifer worked with Dr. Charles Stanley as the manager of marketing communications for In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia.