Stewardship is a necessity for our churches, but we must be diligent to see that the church practices good stewardship after the congregation has done its part. Leaders have a responsibility to manage church funds properly. Careful management establishes credibility with the church body as well as with those examining the finances. Sloppiness leads to […]
Far too often, stewardship has been relegated to a Sunday school class, a special offering, or an annual church emphasis. Churches would benefit by considering stewardship a departmental ministry, appropriately staffed and budgeted to serve the local church, says this article from Enrichment Journal. (Photo © Alfredo MÃ¼ller – Fotolia.com)
One of the primary reasons pastors and church leaders either fail to emphasize stewardship, or emphasize it inappropriately is: They do not understand the different motivational reasons for giving. Here are five of them, says a writer in EnrichmentJournal.