Rusty Lewis Author

Rusty joined Generis in 2001 to team up with a dedicated group focused on accelerating generosity toward God-inspired vision. He engages with clients in ministry fund development, ministry expansion and capital projects, major donor development strategies, generosity audits, pre-campaign assessment and feasibility studies, special projects and planned giving initiatives. Rusty has written about stewardship and generosity since 2008, and has produced several e-books on topics that impact giving cultures within the church. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and a member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP). Rusty serves as coordinator for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and is a Certified Financial Coach. He and his wife, Andrea, live in the St. Louis area. They are proud parents of two grown children and one granddaughter.

Not All Thank Yous Are Created Equal: Your Approach Matters

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about the value of saying thank you. I talk frequently about the importance of sharing stories...

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Normalizing Conversations About Money Through Small Groups

Many pastors feel uneasy about bringing up the topic of money. You might get brave enough to talk about it during November as part of an...

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(Part 2) A Perspective Shift – Changing Up the Offering Moment

In a couple of recent posts, I’ve introduced the idea of a perspective shift from giving to something (building campaigns, mission...

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(Part 1) 10 Motivations for Giving – Changing Up the Offering Moment

For so long, we’ve talked about giving to church budgets, building campaigns, mission projects, special Christmas offerings and more....

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Five Reasons NOT to Launch a Traditional Church Capital Campaign

Congratulations! Your church is in a season of growth! But as a lead pastor or executive pastor, you’re aware of some space-related...

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5 Things People Need to Know Before They Will Give

Your congregation has questions—big questions that go beyond basic bulletin announcements about the upcoming women’s retreat and small...

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