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3 Ways to Turn Empty Hands Into Overflowing

Ok, as a rule I am not one to blog about simple, easy ways to do anything. The bottom line is great fruit often takes hard work. However, I truly believe what I am about to share with you is simple and easy. I am really confident that it is so, because we have done […]
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Storage Unit Generosity

The storage unit business has been growing for years. What once began as a temporary solution for many Americans in between moves has now become a long-term storage solution for items we purchase with discretionary income. Several decades ago, my wife and I were storage unit people. We were living in an apartment at the […]
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Grow Generosity Through Fasting and Prayer

In scripture, we find the theme of fasting repeatedly. The topic of money is also one of the more addressed issues. When it comes to the committed, habitual practices of fasting and giving in the modern church can be quite a different experience. Jesus taught that his house was to be a house of prayer. […]
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Every Church Needs a Stewardship Pastor

Recently, I was at a conference in which I heard multiple references stating, “Every church needs a Stewardship Pastor.” This got me thinking about how every church could actually accomplish such a goal. In terms of return on investment, this is one ministry that a proper emphasis actually should easily pay for itself and then […]
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Empty Handed No More

There was a day when people attended Sunday services with faithful regularity. They would come prepared to fully participate in all activities, as often as the door was open. In advance, they would even write their tithe check, place it in a giving envelope, and stick it in their Bible, preparing to place it in […]
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Overflow Book Review

One of my missions is to help church leaders understand the difference between stewardship and generosity. Both are great subjects that need to be addressed, but the strategies and outcomes are very different. Unfortunately, it is easy to have a limited perspective on the reach of both subjects. Simply put, stewardship is the practice of […]
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Avoiding the Cash Flow Crisis

Vision proceeds at the speed of resources. Think about that for a moment. Here are some statements commonly heard in church planning sessions: “If only we had the resources, we could (fill in the blank).” Or, “We would do more, but the money just isn’t there.” Or, “We can’t. I wish we could, but cash […]
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Never Enough Book Review

Recently I enjoyed reading Ron Blue’s newest release, Never Enough. Ron has been an anchor voice in Christian financial stewardship for the past several decades. For me personally, the three founding voices of stewardship ministry have been Howard Dayton, Larry Burkett, and Ron Blue. Never Enough is a critical tool for pastors along with its […]
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