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Thriving beyond tomorrow is about more than just re-opening today!

Re-opening the church matters...a lot!  What matters more is how you will reframe your unique expression
of church in an ever-changing reality for months to come.  




Protect Your Budget | Grow Generosity | Accelerate Impact
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world as we know it. With many churches looking at an uncertain future with an uncertain budget, this resource will lay out the steps you need to take to help your church navigate 2020 and beyond.
What We'll Cover
  • Learn principles that will help you get people connected.
  • Gain tools to help valuate expenses and cultivate generosity during lean economic times.
  • Discover how to refine your communication surrounding generosity in the online world.
  • Remember to trust in God and that He is in control.


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A Framework for Ministry on the Other Side of Crisis

Our normal has been disrupted, but ministry and mission are not on hold.

Download The Resource 
 In this ebook, you will learn how to create a strategy for changing circumstances and generate forward momentum for the future.  

You'll Learn How To 
  • Find Your Focus and Prioritize for Impact
  • Fortify Your Finances 
  • Flex Your Staff to the Season, Financial Situation, and Format of Your Mission. 
  • Form A Plan For The Next Season 



Find A New Framework

NEW: Forward Focus Framework Coaching

The Forward Focus Framework Coaching  process combines ministry strategy with everyday generosity coaching to help your team define plans for multiple scenarios you will face in the next year. This flexible framework walks alongside you multiple times a month to refine your action plan, give your next steps, written and verbal scripts and relevant tools to help undergird your team’s leadership and results in the coming months.

We'll help you integrate ministry, staff and generosity
generate forward momentum for the future. 



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Level Up Podcast | Season 2

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In this season of the Generis Level Up Podcast, we do a deep dive into all things BEYOND - helping leaders develop a “Forward Focused” strategy that will position us to be increasingly proactive and effective in our thinking, planning, and execution of ministry for a better tomorrow, starting today. 


Reopening Church: 5 Strategic Tips To Communicate Properly

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This guide includes a strategy sheet and sample survey designed to:
• Help Focus Your Leadership
• Listen To Your Congregation
• Create Solutions That Align With Your Church Identity  

What's Next: COVID-19 Edition

A collection of resources from Dave Travis with contributions from the Generis Generosity Team and the Effective Ministry Team designed to help your church thrive beyond the crisis. 



NEW Course: Fund The Vision

Building a culture of generosity is not about short-term tactics that
create a brief burst of giving. It requires patience, persistence and
a focus on discipleship. 

If your church has not invested in creating a culture of generosity before the the current crisis, you are feeling the affects in a big way right now. Now is the time to pivot our thinking and our strategies, especially with stewardship and generosity.

The Fund The Vision course will help you take the first step in shifting to a long-term approach and walk you through the implementation of 6 key principles that will help you weather this storm and thrive when it passes.

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Featured Talk

Crisis Opportunities: Reset Refresh Relaunch
Dave Travis, Strategic Counsel to Pastors & Church Boards

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 • 1:00-2:30pm EDT 

Level Up Workshop

Is your leadership in neutral? Feeling confused, tired,  or even paralyzed?  

2020 has tested church leaders like never before and just when you thought you could see light at the end of the tunnel, things actually got worse. The problem is, we’ve all burned so much mental energy to get here that many of us are just tapped out….and unsure what to do next. 

Generis' Effective Ministry Team is hosting an innovative brainstorming session that will get your church and ministry moving again!

This is not just another webinar! 

This is your opportunity to grab a life-line and connect with thought leaders, practitioners and peers to share best practices in this season, discover innovative ideas for the next season, and shape strategy for the future.

  • Main Session Teaching lead by Dan Reiland

  • Six Strategy Sessions led by the Effective Ministry Team 

Learn more about this event, the strategy sessions, and what your team can expect: 

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Webinar Date: Thursday, September 17  - 1:30-2:30pm EDT

Church Financial Strategies During the Pandemic: Best Practices to Maximize Ministry Resources 

 Your financial strategy for fiscal year 2020 is definitely different today than when you started. Our current reality requires church leaders to rethink their approach to cash flow management, re-budgeting, and risk management. Your ability to appropriately steward your ministry resources directly impacts your impact strategies, giver trust, and future generosity initiatives.
Join Jim Shepherd, CEO at Generis, and Stan Reiff, Partner and Consulting Practice Group Lead at CapinCrouse, LLP, as they explore practical and effective financial management strategies for 2020.
During this webinar, you'll discover:
  • The Latest Information Regarding The CARES Act, PPP Loans, and Forgiveness
  • How to Manage Income, Expenses, and Forecasting
  • When Re-Budgeting is a Better Option Than Uniform Reductions
  • Debt Service Planning and Reduction Strategies
  • Risk Management and Mitigation Tactics
Every person who registers for the webinar will receive a link to the recording of the webinar as well as supporting worksheet templates.
Registration is Limited. Sign Up Today!
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Jim Sheppard, Generis Principal + CEO 




Erin English, Family Ministry Team 
Alan Wildes, Vice President


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When navigating uncertainty it’s often confusing to know what actions to take and when. Sometimes we need a lifeline, an opportunity to "phone-a-friend" and talk through a challenge or opportunity.
At Generis, we understand the need for outside perspective backed by insight, experience, and the comfort of not feeling alone in your situation.
Let us be YOUR lifeline today!