A Labor Day Weekend Offering TalkMark Brooks
Do you have a Labor Day Weekend offering talk ready? If you are like most churches you never give the offering time much thought. I can tell everything about what the leadership of a church believes about generosity by how they approach the offering. Most ignore it altogether few spend time making the offering a impactful and worshipful moment. Most churches spend more time on announcements than they do setting up their offering time. I believe this devaluing of the offering is a major contributor of why giving has decline for years.
The easiest way to increase giving is to change how you approach the offering. I use the offering talk approach, which I sometimes call, Elevator Pitching your offering, to help inform and inspire congregants to give generously. I have a free White Paper on how to Elevator Pitch your offerings here, https://acts17generosity.com/shop/elevator-pitch-your-offerings/https://acts17generosity.com/shop/elevator-pitch-your-offerings/
I have written hundreds of offering talks! My members can access the entire vault of offering talks plus they get one sent to them weekly. Below is an offering talk I wrote especially for this Labor Day Weekend.
Our Labor is Not in Vain
How many of you realized that tomorrow is Labor Day? Labor Day typically closes out the summer holidays for us. How many of you get the day off? Now how many of you know what the meaning of Labor Day is? Something about labor, right? As with many of our holidays, the meaning is being lost in our rush to enjoy a day off. So here is a brief history lesson for you.
Labor Day has been a federal holiday since 1894. According to the website of the United States Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
With a lot of holidays, we tend to forget the real purpose of the day and simply rejoice that we are off work. However, it is worth remembering that this country has been made great and continues to be great through the contributions of workers like you. Where would our nation be without our workers?
Have you ever wondered what would happen here at our church if we did not have workers? I can tell you that there would be a lot more kids in this service right now! We can’t do what we do without workers. To take a line from the Department of Labor’s website, our workers have made incredible contributions to the strength, prosperity, and wellbeing of our church.
Paul implored the church at Corinth by saying, “Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain,” I Corinthians 15:58. As continue worship with our time of the offering, I want us to consider if we are giving ourselves fully to the work of the Lord? Are you serving anywhere here? What labor have you given to God’s work? Then what about giving? Can you say that you always give yourself fully to the work of the Lord when it comes to your offerings? Paul says our labor in the Lord is not in vain.
We here at Your Church take giving seriously. I can assure you that a gift here goes to support and extend the Kingdom. It is not money given in vain. So, I encourage you to give a gift today to support the work of the Lord.
If you wan to increase giving at your church plan out each and every offering time. Tell a story that shows how a dollar given at your church makes an impact for eternity.
Find out how you can get a weekly offering talk sent directly to you plus more generosity help here, https://acts17generosity.com/memberships/
Mark Brooks – The Stewardship Coach