Generosity Tip: Testimonies in Worship

date Posted: February 1, 2019

Talking about giving and money through testimonies in church can be powerful. But as a pastor who has frequently attempted them, Nate Berneking discovered that they work great when done well, and are disastrous when done poorly. Sometimes these testimonies take the form of a leader taking the mic in worship, speaking of how much he or she loves the church, how badly the church needs more money, and how hopeful he or she is that others will start giving in the same way. People uncomfortable with speaking in front of groups stammer around, lose their place, and confuse listeners. If you’re a pastor or leader who has responsibility for worship, please don’t allow that. Don’t do it to people, and don’t do it to the speaker.

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