Thoughts on Faith and Giving
One thing I tell congregational leaders is to get the giver as close to the outcome as possible.
Stewardship…is living the habits of stewardship until we have the heart of a steward.
60,000 fans don’t spend $377 and three hours to watch a huddle. 60,000 fans spend $300+ and three hours to see what difference the huddle makes.
Then someone let it slip that they had a “rainy day” fund.
The truth of the matter is that mistakes seldom kill us, but often teach us.
Things will go up and down for a while—perhaps a few months or even a year or two—but history and common sense tell us to avoid “recency bias.”
As I was watching, it struck me how a good game of chess is similar to a good life of stewardship.
…communication isn’t only about the church telling the people something—it is also listening to what the people are telling the church.
Stewardship is the act of taking care of our hustle such that the wisdom of God is always near.
A couple of weeks ago I had my first case of vertigo. Let me tell you—that was no fun!
If it costs more for you, it costs more for your church family.
It is hard for church leaders to understand that very few people give to budgets
Whether you are 6 or 96, it is never too late.
The mission and goals determine the financial need, not the other way around.
There is a correlation between seeing, trusting, and giving. Sometimes we forget that.
We are generally less interested in our church’s shoddy shingles than we are in our community’s hurting people.
Stewardship never ends. Nor should it.
We often look at hoarders and think, “How can they be that way?” The truth is that our spiritual house is often gummed up, as well.
Many people don’t know that the word “credit” means to “trust or believe in.”
…the best theological description we have for being made whole is the word “salvation.”