This month in Stewardship: October

9/17/2019

Throughout the Bible, stories illustrate important points and help us understand the ways in which God is calling us to serve the world. This is how you, too, can help your congregation understand and embrace your whole church, including every...

Law versus grace in stewardship

9/12/2019

Recently, I was in a church during stewardship season. The elder of finance was announcing how much the church is short of pledges. It announced to the congregation about cutting staff, reducing the programs if the congregation doesn’t pay their...

October 2019 Lectionary Preview: Stewardship Reflection

9/4/2019

Lamentations 1:1-6 1:1 How lonely sits the city that once was full of people! How like a widow she has become, she that was great among the nations! She that was a princess among the provinces has become a vassal....

This Month in Stewardship: September

8/20/2019

September is typically when many church stewardship committees gear up for pledge Sunday. By now, you should have a theme selected, your budget close to finalized and your committee should be meeting on a regular basis. Additionally, you should be...

Ten Scriptures for your Stewardship Theme

8/14/2019

As the programmatic year for the church begins to ramp up, Sunday School classes resume after a summer hiatus, and attendance picks back up after the summer dip, many churches are considering what to do for their stewardship campaigns this...

September 2019 Lectionary Preview: God’s Pursuit, In Pursuit of God

7/29/2019

In simple terms, stewardship is caring for what has been entrusted to you or what belongs to you. Hopefully, such custodianship is done wisely, towards the intended end for which it was given, all to the glory of God. When...

Creating a Sound Financial Foundation for My Kids

7/25/2019

When my parents were young, they learned about how to manage money from watching their parents. They would see them bring home their earnings in cash and divide the funds into envelopes to make their weekly contribution at church, pay...

This Month in Stewardship: August

7/8/2019

If your church has a fall stewardship emphasis, August is a critically important time. This is the month to make sure all is in place. By taking time for a stewardship “inventory” in August, you’ll be ready to move forward...

August 2019 Lectionary Preview

6/21/2019

13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take care!...

This Month in Stewardship: July

6/19/2019

July has little expectations of productivity. It’s a month many take vacations, and enjoy celebrations, and not a whole lot typically gets done. Popsicle consumption rises dramatically, as does the number of out of office notifications populating our email boxes....