Michael has served as Senior Pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church since 1989. The church has 3,000 members and has averaged one hundred baptisms each year. Thousands have joined the church from Albany and 29 surrounding communities. The church has changed from a neighborhood church to a regional, multi-ethnic congregation with members from eleven nations. Sherwood has three campuses covering 130-plus acres—the main church campus, the lower school campus and the upper school campus.
Christmastime turns into a whirlwind of parties, activities, last minute purchases for school, concerts, performances, buying the other last minute things you forgot, travel…and the list goes on. All of the families in our church are facing a similar whirlwind.
Dean Sweetman and Frank Barry with Tithe.ly discuss what pastors and ministry leaders need to know about year-end giving. The reality is that December is an excellent time to talk about giving, even more so than you may realize.