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Articles to help you develop and lead your stewardship ministry, and stewardship tips you can pass on to your congregation.

Handling Financial Setbacks (pt. 2)

If we’re not prepared, financial setbacks can impact our lives in multiple ways. We can panic and make unwise decisions in a desperate struggle for stability. Or, we can take a step back and prayerfully consider alternatives. Learn how to respond wisely to unexpected setbacks.

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Handling Financial Setbacks (pt. 1)

We all face financial setbacks. Sometimes we’re prepared; sometimes we’re not. But regardless of our level of financial preparation, these setbacks can impact us emotionally and threaten our commitment to stewardship. Learn how to respond from a Biblical perspective.

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Stewardship Path: Stability

Financial Stability. For those of us who are in financial crisis, this is what we’re shooting for. The path to stability is both a spiritual and a financial one – after all, Scripture consistently points out the spiritual implications of money. Learn a holistic approach to achieving financial stability.

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Intentional Stewardship

Stewardship, like all discipleship, has certain characteristics common to all believers – like patience, gratitude, and faith. But it doesn’t look identical in each person. Learn how to apply some key principles and patterns in your unique situation.

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Spring Reflection and Check-up

Spring cleaning – it’s not just for houses! This is a great time of year to check in with any financial goals we set for the year and make any course corrections needed. Host James Lenhoff leads us through reflecting on our financial progress.

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Foundations for Stewardship Ministry

Stewardship ministry can be hard, especially if we’ve created confusion by focusing narrowly on debt retirement or giving. A fruitful stewardship ministry involves the entire congregation in a discipleship-related conversation. Join us as James shows us how to lay the foundation for a fruitful stewardship ministry.

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How to Save Successfully

Saving. It’s not exciting and doesn’t feel urgent, so we often push it to the back burner. But saving provides the financial margin we need and helps us build character in the process. Learn some keys to successful saving in this episode.

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Prosperity Theology vs. Stewardship Principles

Prosperity theology has gained a lot of traction in the Western church – and no wonder; it sounds great! But is it faithful to the teaching of Scripture? Learn how the emphasis and basic tenets of prosperity teaching compare with Scriptural stewardship principles.

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Money & Marriage (2): Building Understanding

Spouses bring different financial assumptions into a marriage, based on factors like family of origin and money motivations. This tends to result in conflicts that look like money arguments but actually go deeper. One key to harmony is to build understanding of each other’s financial assumptions.

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Money & Marriage (1): Becoming One

Spouses fight over money. But are the arguments really about the numbers, or are they about something deeper? Becoming one as a couple includes becoming one financially. Learn how to replace “mine and yours” with “ours”.

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