To get an idea of where God’s people are financially, Alyssa Quart’s well-researched book can provide insight. In his review of “Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America,” Adam Copeland of Luther Seminary says this is a must-read for church stewardship leaders to understand the stark realities facing many of God’s people. (Photo: Stuart Pilbrow, […]
American culture is intensely individualistic. Given this context, it’s no surprise that a lot of talk about money and stewardship is focused on the individual. Scripture, on the other hand, tends towards a more communal culture. How might we make stewardship more communal? What might communal stewardship look like in congregations? Adam J. Copeland of […]
The church leader looking for books on stewardship faces a rich supply of options. Amid the field of excellent publications, Walter Brueggemann’s 2016 work Money and Possessions offers a distinctive perspective — sophisticated biblical study and prophetic speaking. From Adam Copeland at Luther Seminary’s Center for Stewardship Leaders. (Photo: Allen Sheffield, Creative Commons)
Electronic giving is the preferred method of giving for a majority of church members, according to a recent study. In other settings, people have developed habits of giving that rely on e-giving methods. Many of our congregations, however, haven’t yet responded to these changes, says Luther Seminary’s Adam J. Copeland.