Joel Mikell Author

After 25 years in ministry as a pastor of worship and music in local churches, Joel has worked for organizations focused on stewardship and fundraising for more than 17 years, and has helped more than 150 churches raise over $600 million. He currently serves as senior vice president and partner with Horizons Stewardship. His passion for the ministry of stewardship comes from seeing churches experience profound spiritual growth and individual lives transformed through stewardship journeys built around prayer and scripture. He is author of Crafting a Theology of Stewardship and co-author of Church Giving Matters and The Ministry of Giving. A resident of Shelby, North Carolina, Joel and his wife, Donna, have three children and six grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys writing music, running, hunting, bass and fly-fishing and participating in outdoor activities of all kinds.

How to Spark a Stronger Summer Giving Season

For the church, the summer can be one of the most exciting times of the year from a ministry and Kingdom impact perspective! Months of...

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Eight Practical Steps to Crafting a Theology of Stewardship

Theory is great, but putting it into practice is even better. Following are eight steps you and your leadership team can follow to develop...

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Five Reasons Every Church Should Have a Theology of Stewardship

The seven perspectives I presented in earlier posts from my book, Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, were a starting place for church...

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Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, Part 7: Gratitude and Thanksgiving

You simply cannot write, talk, preach or teach on stewardship and generosity without including gratitude and thanksgiving. If stewardship...

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Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, Part 6: Sacrifice and Joy

In 2 Samuel 24:24, when King David had the opportunity to give God an offering that wouldn’t affect his balance sheet negatively or...

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Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, Part 5: Give As We Have Been Blessed

I love the fact that Scripture teaches proportionate giving. It tells me that I don’t have to be wealthy and give away large sums of...

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Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, Part 4: Generosity Changes People

We are pleased to offer the fourth in our series of excerpts from Joel Mikell’s eBook, Crafting a Theology of Stewardship . . . and Why...

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Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, Part 3: Mission and Ministry Make Disciples

We are pleased to offer the third in our series of excerpts from Joel Mikell’s eBook, Crafting a Theology of Stewardship . . . and Why...

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Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, Part 2: Resources Follow Relationships

We are pleased to offer the second in our series of excerpts from Joel Mikell’s eBook, Crafting a Theology of Stewardship . . . and Why...

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Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, Part 1: Faith before Finances

This week, we are pleased to offer the first of a series of adapted material and excerpts from Joel Mikell’s eBook, Crafting a Theology...

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