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

Training Your Staff in Biblical Stewardship

Your staff need Stewardship training both for their own spiritual growth and to empower them in ministry. Contents Different starting points, Different journeys Stewardship's Big Ideas The Faithful Steward The Diligent Earner The Prudent Spender...
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Stewardship for the Whole Congregation

People in your congregation are in different places financially. Your stewardship ministry should disciple them all. Contents: Under Water - Financial Crisis Treading Water - Paycheck to Paycheck Swimming - Living with Abundance Discipling the...
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Thanksgiving and Stewardship

A Different Thanksgiving Thanksgiving will look different this year.  Many families who usually travel to family gatherings will find themselves staying home. Many other families will be praying for family members hospitalized due to the...
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Stewardship, Christmas, and the Pandemic

It's the same - but different It's that time of year again.  Funny, isn't it, how Christmas always seems to come around the same time every year? And every year, many in our congregations repeat...
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What Crisis Teaches us about Earning

Earning in uncertain times James warns us about presuming on the future: Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business...
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What Crisis Teaches us about Giving

Giving in Crisis times Crisis tends to focus us inward, on our own needs and situation. This is a natural reaction. Uncertainty and fear of job loss or health difficulties tend to make us less...
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What crisis teaches us about Saving

Crisis: It's when, not if Many of our grandparents used to talk about "saving for a rainy day".  Economically, it's been "pouring" now for several months, and the impact of Covid-19 is not done yet....
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The Wisdom of Saving

Brooke Bartlow on Saving This month we chatted with Brooke Bartlow about the Biblical importance of saving. Speak a little to the importance of saving for the believer.  Where should this fit in a budget? ...
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The Steward’s Mindset: Saving

The Quiet need In the previous newsletter, we covered the first of four things you can do with money once you've earned it: Giving.  This newsletter, we continue the topic with the next use for...
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Making the Most of Windfall Income

Handling the good surprises Year-end bonuses.  Tax refunds.  Sale of assets or investments.  Inheritance or other unforeseen gifts. Not all financial surprises are bad ones.  While we need to plan for unexpected expenses through savings,...
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