“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.”– Luke 14:28-30
Jesus said these words in the context of counting the cost of being a disciple, but they apply also to ministry planning. No one undertakes a ministry without planning it, understanding its objectives and target audience, strategies, etc. The same is true with stewardship ministry.
What does a vision for a stewardship ministry look like? There are a number of ways to approach this, but one way is to consider the following:
- What do you want to see happen in the area of stewardship in your congregation?
- Where is your congregation today in terms of progress toward that vision?
- What are some key successes in your stewardship ministry, and what did God use to bring those about?
- What are your next steps for this year and how will you measure progress toward the vision?
Good $ense believes in the process of discerning God’s vision for ministry, making plans to achieve that vision, and measuring success along the way. You can see this emphasis reflected in our Stewardship Ministry Pack. And you can see it in action at our annual Vision Night event!