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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Helping The Lead Discipler Talk About Money

Money is an interesting topic. Everybody wants it, yet it tends to create so much stress. Example, payday feels great, but bill day does not. You might find yourself lying awake at night worrying about how you are going to a pay a medical bill
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Generosity Reset Reflection

Generosity Reset is a helpful ebook produced by our friends at Generous Church. It is the single best summary I am aware of, regarding the mindset shift needed moving from a fundraising plan to disciple-making in the local church. It seems like an obvious and
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Born to be Generous

You can’t stop generosity! It is natural, normal, and wired into the existence of every human being. So, why are we so nervous about it at church? Give these thoughts some significant time to brew and see if they do not inspire, affirm, and empower a new
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