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

A Better Stewardship Year, pt. 6

Make it Happen (pt. 2) Last year, we applied Michael Hyatt's "Best Year Ever" teaching in a context of personal stewardship.  This year, we've taken that a step further by applying those concepts to the...
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A Better Stewardship Year, pt. 5

Make it Happen (pt. 1) In this column, we've looked at some applications of Michael Hyatt's "Best Year Ever" teaching to our stewardship ministries.  We started by looking at some beliefs that limit us -...
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A Better Stewardship Year, pt. 4

The "Why" of Stewardship Ministry There are many good reasons for our churches to have intentional stewardship ministries.  As we think about the upcoming start of the new ministry season, it can be helpful to...
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A Better Stewardship Year, pt. 3

A Better Stewardship Year, pt. 3 Do you have goals for your stewardship ministry? What are you looking to accomplish as you promote stewardship values to your congregation? As we noted last newsletter, "If you...
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A Better Stewardship Year, pt. 2

Have a Target How well does your congregation understand and practice stewardship? What obstacles do people face and what help do they need? How do you envision your stewardship ministry empowering and encouraging your congregation...
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Lenten Stewardship

Historically, Christians have often observed Lent by giving up something, maybe by abstaining from certain foods or activities. More recently, many believers have begun to observe Lent by taking on something, maybe a new spiritual...
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A Better Stewardship Year, pt. 1

Last year, we discussed Michael Hyatt's approach to goal-setting in the context of individual stewardship goals. This year, we'll look at applying that same approach to leading a stewardship ministry in your church. A few...
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‘Tis the Season

Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. How quickly we move from Thanksgiving to a shopping frenzy!! No longer content to open their doors early on Friday, some chains even opened at 6pm on Thanksgiving...
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Spread the Stewardship Word pt. 6

Spread the Stewardship Word pt. 6: Stewardship in Context Some ministries in a church have specific target audiences and other ministries cross audiences. The stewardship ministry falls into the latter category, as stewardship is a...
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Spread the Stewardship Word pt. 5

Spread the Stewardship Word pt. 5: Freely Receive, Freely Give As stewardship leaders, we understand that Biblical stewardship is a part of discipleship. Leading our congregations in the area of stewardship is one way in...
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Spread the Stewardship Word pt. 4

Spread the Stewardship Word pt. 4: Stewardship Ministry We've been talking this year about ways to help spread the Stewardship word in your church - through social media, training classes, and coaching. As churches get...
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