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

Giving, Receiving, and Relationships

Finishing Well This month, we reprise a key year-end article from Sid Yeomans. As the year draws to a close I have been thinking about the concept of "finishing well".  What does finishing well look...
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The Steward’s Mindset: Giving

'Tis the Season This time of year, giving is on everyone's mind.  We've developed a culture around Christmas that focuses on buying and giving gifts.  This isn't all bad; according to Gary Chapman, the giving...
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Keys to Fruitful Stewardship Ministry: Vision

Start with Prayer Last time, we discussed the importance of assessing where your congregation is in the understanding and practice of stewardship.  The next question follows naturally:  Where is God calling your congregation to be...
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October 2019 Good $ense Newsletter

Stewardship Conversations: Five Financial Areas - Earning This month, we talk to Sid Yeomans about earning, the first of the Five Financial Areas. GS:  There's a lot of emphasis in our culture on making money. ...
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The Steward’s Mindset: Earning

Working for a paycheck.  Working for the weekend.  Working for retirement.  Though we wouldn't put it this way, many of us are working primarily so that at some point we won't have to. Work -...
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August 2019 Good $ense Newsletter

Stewardship Conversations: Discipling Congregations in Stewardship Our Stewardship Conversation this month features Brooke Bartlow on the topic of how churches can effectively disciple their congregations in the area of stewardship. GS: Based on your experience,...
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Keys to Fruitful Stewardship Ministry: Prayer

If you're like most stewardship ministry leaders - whether paid staff or volunteer - you're probably thinking about the new ministry season and how you can maximize the fruitfulness of the stewardship ministry in your...
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Stewardship and Online Transactions

Most people do a certain amount of their shopping online these days.  One website predicts that in 2019, 1.92 billion people will purchase something online (1).  That's about a quarter of all the people in...
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June 2019 Good $ense Newsletter

Vision and Fulfillment On April 27, 2019, the Good Sense Movement community gathered for our Annual Vision Night in Crystal Lake, IL. As a virtual organization, gathering us in one room allows us to reconnect, share a meal together...
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