Every Monday a pastor’s demeanor can be greatly affected by both the attendance and the giving report. More money for ministry is a common need in churches and can be very stressful for pastors.
One would think that the greater the attendance on a given Sunday, the greater the offering. However, there isn’t always a direct correlation between Sunday attendance and giving. The giving pattern is more affected by other factors like discipleship and engagement.
Here is a principle that has proven true over the years in many different research projects related to generosity: The more engaged a person is in a particular ministry, the more often they give, and the more they give. So giving is greatly impacted by the level of engagement of the individual, not the level of attendance in the worship room on a given Sunday – or even the amount in a person’s wallet.