David Waganer Author

David served as senior pastor for a number of churches before spending more than two decades providing interim leadership to churches going through transitional periods, including his former role at New Heights Church in Columbia, South Carolina. A writer and transitional pastor trainer, he also served on the Baptist State Convention staffs in South Carolina, Oklahoma and Missouri and currently is executive coordinator for the national Stewardship Development Association. He received his doctorate of ministry degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and also holds two master’s degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and Karen, his wife of 43 years, have two children and six grandchildren.

Memories of Poor Financial Decisions

I have several scars on my physical body, and each one causes me to remember what happened earlier in my life to cause them.  Physical...

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All You Need to Do Is TRY

On the evening of June 7, 2017, many Americans were touched and tears started streaming down their faces as they listened to the words of a...

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Stepping in Hidden Holes

Recently, I was playing a round of golf with some friends. I’m really not too much of a golfer but believe in getting out and giving it...

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Stewards of Stewardship

My heart is extremely heavy over what I’ve observed among Christian leaders in the context of families, congregations and denominations...

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Water From Another Time

Visualize an old, rusty water pump handle from earlier times. Use your creative juices to think of all of the water that comes as a result...

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Embracing the Stewardship of Tears

Many children are taught that crying is a sign of weakness.  I am so thankful for rarely hearing anyone tell me that shedding tears was a...

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To Grow Generosity, Make Some Waves

Peter Drucker once said, “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” Could it be that shrinking church...

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Resurrection Generosity

As believers, everything we have comes from the Lord. As believers, we are expected to be good stewards of what the Lord has given to us....

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Stories of Generosity from Around the World

Over the years, it’s been my privilege to teach stewardship throughout the United States and in Romania and Kenya. Each time I get to...

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The Giver Who Never Gives

Imagine a church full of generous and cheerful givers! That church would need to seek ways to use its income to impact the community, and,...

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