Ministerial Posts about stewardship and giving from pastors, executive pastors, former pastors or consultants who work with pastors.

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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God Versus Money

This past week, it was in the news that a boy was killed because another boy wanted his tennis shoes. They were a particular brand that is...

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Life Lessons from Lydia: The Pathway to Generosity (Part 2)

The qualities of being kind and generous can be taken for granted if we are not cautious.  Many people replace the necessary roles of...

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A Holistic Look at Stewardship: Why Money Isn’t the Only Thing We Steward

I often find myself speaking about financial stewardship in churches, synod leadership events, and other faith-related gatherings. In these...

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20 Ideas for How to Do Ministry with Zero Dollars

The work of building stewardship in our lives, in our ministries and in our churches means different things to different people. Some...

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Confronting Secrecy: A Pastor’s Knowledge of Giving

I have had very few people caution against the importance of pastoral care for the sick, broken-hearted, widows, spouses facing broken...

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How Pastors Can Help Make Stewardship Corporate Again

American culture is intensely individualistic. Given this context, it’s no surprise that a lot of talk about money and stewardship is...

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(Part 2) A Perspective Shift – Changing Up the Offering Moment

In a couple of recent posts, I’ve introduced the idea of a perspective shift from giving to something (building campaigns, mission...

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Lead, Learn and Launch

I love snow . . . when I’m on vacation in the mountains! My first skiing trip was as a teenager with a group of families from my church....

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Generosity Is a Greenhouse of Joy

In the heart of The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), Jesus dealt specifically with how we treat our financial resources. It’s...

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