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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Church Members Need More Giving Options

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2...

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Stewardship: Where’s the Love?

The hearts-and-flowers, warm-fuzzy-feeling Valentine’s Day that we experience is vastly different than the festivals connected with 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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What Are You Fishing For?

Most of my friends know that I like to fish. I live on a river and have a fishing boat right behind my house. I like to take vacations...

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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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Storytelling Inspires: 3 Benefits You Can’t Ignore

Say ‘Thank You’ and Tell a Story Worth Hearing Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools a leader has to realize their...

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This is the Most Giving Time of the Year – Are You Ready?

Your church is likely getting a third or more of its donation plate in November and December. Are you prepared? Context is everything –...

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