Mike Leake serves as an associate pastor at the First Baptist Church of Jasper, Indiana, and is pursuing a Master of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Nikki, have two young children. Mike’s writing home is mikeleake.net. Mike is also the author of Torn to Heal:God's Good Purpose in Suffering.
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.