Forming a lay-led stewardship team is key to a successful stewardship campaign and to fostering a culture of generosity. Ann Michel of The Lewis Center for Church Leadership explains why and how. (Photo (c) Robert Kneschke, Fotolia.com)
Stewardship can be so abstract, but stories break down the barriers to make it personal and relatable. This video from Luther Seminary’s Rethinking Stewardship program explains. (Photo: Mikhail Nilov via Pexels)
The average Christian gives 2.5 percent of income to the church. Imagine what could be accomplished if everyone tithed? This article from Crosswalk.com tells how to lead people (gently!) into greater generosity. (Photo © June Reed – Fotolia.com)
New ideas, fresh approaches, deep insights — these are what you’ll find with Luther Seminary’s free resource. Prepared with congregations in mind by the seminary’s Center for Stewardship Leaders. (Photo: Steve Bowbrick, Creative Commons)
Most keepers of congregational finances are good and honest, but sometimes people yield to temptation. Strong safeguards can help keep your church money safe. The Lewis Center for Church Leadership explains. (Photo © Borys Shevchuk – Fotolia)
A new leader in a church has much to learn, including the congregation’s stewardship style. The Lewis Center for Church Leadership suggests steps to get a new pastorate off to a good stewardship start. (Photo © June Reed – Fotolia.com)
The current high level of inflation is roiling the economy, bringing uncertainty and fear of the future. Horizons Stewardship suggests three ways it’s already affecting your church. (Photo: Steve Jurvetson, Creative Commons)
The gospel is free, it’s true, but ministry to serve God’s people requires a cash flow. God blesses us with financial resources, but how well do we steward them? Smart Church Management has five things to consider.
Your annual fall campaign may seem a long way off, but it will be here before you know it! Time to assemble or strengthen that stewardship team. The late Terry Parsons of the Episcopal Church has some timeless advice. (Photo (c) Robert Kneschke, Fotolia.com)
In this season where the church is challenged in so many areas, we can’t lose our passion for generosity. Biblically rooted generosity and stewardship are an integral parts of making disciples and focusing on the mission God calls us to accomplish. Jim Shepperd of Generis offers some good advice.