You can’t avoid it. You can’t deny it. 2022 is the year of record high inflation and consuming economic disparity. Most churches are experiencing budget cuts, decreased giving, and a concerning outlook for 2023.

But, there are solutions that can reverse these negative impacts. Let’s get prepared for the headwinds of the fourth quarter giving season with the data-driven tools that increase giving and grow church attendance.

This 1-Day Training Covers

Giving Analytics

Learn how to use giving analytics to make data-driven decisions.

Operational Strategies

Grow attendance with operational strategies that expand vision and church engagement.

Creative Funding

Exponentially increase your annual giving with creative gift solutions that comprehensively solve your funding problems.

Expert Generosity Coaches

David Thoroughman

David Thoroughman

Co-Founder & CEO, MortarStone

David is the CEO of MortarStone, a generosity online platform and planned giving organization. David has the honor and privilege of helping thousands of churches and donors manage $20 billion in giving for the cause of Christ.

David currently serves as the Board Vice President for National Community Foundation (NCF). Through NCF, he works with churches on planned giving vehicles and forward-thinking strategies to yield financial and tax impacting outcomes.

Tim Deatrick

Tim Deatrick

Director of Professional Services, MortarStone

For over 35 years, Tim Deatrick has served as Senior Pastor in churches located in St. Louis, MO, Ft. Worth, TX, Bentonville, AR, and Des Moines, IA. He now brings his experience in generosity ministry, planned giving, and non-cash gifts to MortarStone, where he serves as the Director of Professional Services. In his last position, he led the development of an endowment fund which grew invested planned gifts from $300,000 to an excess of $1.6 million.

Tim is a graduate of Hannibal LaGrange College (Th.B) and Southwestern Seminary (MDivBL; D.Min).

“The training I received from MortarStone has helped my church tremendously! I was able to start a creative giving ministry and we are already seeing increased generosity from our givers.”

Mariani Wine, San Diego, CA

“David and Tim did an excellent job explaining and teaching through the importance of major gifts. My team is using what we’ve learned to disciple our givers in whole-life generosity thinking.”

Andrew Kimpel, St. Louis, MO

Your Next Level Training Includes

This 6-hour training intensive will teach you the step-by-step process for developing a culture of whole-life generosity. You will learn how to use giving analytics to make informed decisions that encourage generosity from all givers, as well as the creative giving options that secure long-term sustainable funding.

General Admission Pricing

$149 (up to 2 people from your team)

Includes: 6-hour training, lunch, refreshments, & customized training booklet


Grab some refreshments and get settled for a content-packed training day.
Official welcome, stage setting and team introductions – no time to waste, we’ll get these housekeeping details over quickly.
Bring your laptop or tablet and be prepared to take a ton of notes – you’ll plunge into generosity analytics and what you should be measuring and managing to increase giving.
Plan to meet other churches and share your ideas – this is a networking lunch, designed to help you get to know your community of generosity leaders. Plus they’ll be a tasty catered lunch to enjoy.
Church growth, in all ways, is top of mind for most church leaders. This session will walk you through the operational strategies and practical solutions to grow your headcount.
Cash giving is just the tip of the iceberg for church funding. There are (literally) an exponential number of creative gift options that will transform your annual giving. Not gifts from the dead or dying, these are gifts that fund ministry today.
Take the last 30 minutes to ask ALL your questions! Our coaches are ready for anything you throw at them – bring your toughest problems – they’re here to help!

Pick Your Location

Thursday, October 6

Northridge Church

Plymouth, MI

Tuesday, October 25

Crosspoint City Church

Cartersville, GA

Thursday, October 27

CrossCity Christian Church

Fresno, CA

Tuesday, November 1

The Shoreline Church

San Clemente, CA

Thursday, November 3

Hill Country Bible Church

Austin, TX

Tuesday, November 8

Lake Pointe Church

Rockwall, TX

Thursday, November 10

Scottsdale Bible Church

Scottsdale, AZ