Jim Sheppard

Jim Sheppard is CEO and principal of Generis, a national consulting firm committed to accelerating generosity toward God-inspired vision for churches, church plants and multi-site churches across all denominations.

He is an avid student of generosity and is passionate about spreading it throughout the church so Kingdom projects get resourced. Additionally, Jim is a proven leader and inspirational speaker. He is one of the leading consultants in the field of raising funds for churches and ministry organizations, having personally led giving efforts that have produced in excess of $1 billion for Kingdom related projects. He lives in the Atlanta, GA area with his wife, Nancy, and their two daughters.

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Building a Culture of Generosity Post-Launch

In church planting, you don't inherit a culture, you get to set a culture. - Jim Sheppard Your church now…
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Pre Launch - Getting It Off The Ground

You have decided to plant a church and you were so excited about it until you remembered you are going…

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Financing the Vision

If you are going to plant a church successfully, you will have to raise significant funding on the front end.…

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Financing the Vision - Post Launch (Becoming Self Sustaining)


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Financing the Vision - Pre-Launch (Getting It Off the Ground)

You have decided to plant a church and you were so excited about it until you remembered you are going…
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Financing The Vision: Post Launch (Becoming Self Sustaining)

Your church now has real people who are showing up on a weekly basis and they are beginning to give.…


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Financing the Vision: Cultivating & Soliciting Higher Capacity Givers

If you're going to successfully plant a church, you'll have to raise significant funding on the front end. An important…
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Financing The Vision: Pre Launch (Getting It Off The Ground)

Is there anything more daunting than raising support for a church that doesn't yet exist? Pre-launch is one of the…

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Financing the Vision – Launch Phase (Getting It Moving)

You are past the pre-launch phase and now you are ready to go public. There will be a lot of…

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Cultivating Generosity From Day One

How do I raise funds for my church plant? This is one of the burning questions causing church planters to…

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Contagious Generosity: Creating A Culture Of Giving In Your Church

In this Exponential 2012 podcast, Jim Sheppard and Chris Willard speak about creating a culture of giving. Churches that are…
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Funding Your Ministry - Pre Launch (Getting It Off The Ground)

In this Exponential 2012 podcast, Jim Sheppard, Julie Bullock, and Brad Leeper speak about getting your church off the ground.…