Thoughts on Faith and Giving
Five Stewardship Resolutions for 2022
…if we do what we have always done, things won’t look much different in 2022 than they did in 2021.
Getting Back on Track
Many things conspire to throw us off our discipleship script. This is never more true than at Christmas.
An Accident that Wasn’t
Wanda told him, “Of course you can. That’s what grandmas do…feed everyone.”
The most neglected part of any stewardship campaign is follow-up.
Now or Later
…because inflation was at a higher rate than the interest on their money, they actually lost purchasing power…meaning their $300,000 was worth less in 2021 than it was in 2009. That doesn’t feel very good.
Truly, the sign of a good steward isn’t just in achieving for God…sometimes it is about letting go for God.
The Eyes of Stewardship
A profound truth about life is that we don’t tend to see things as they are. We see them as we are!
The Price of Contentment
Being able to be content in any and every situation—now that is worth more than money!
Integrity at Work
There is a voice within your heart, a voice that comes to us when we desire to live in the will and way of the Lord.
An Agent of Change
A long time ago someone told me, “People don’t give to support your dreams. They give to support their dreams.” Perhaps we would do better to say that people give to support God’s dream living in them.
Just Like Boog
What you worship is what you become.
Pastors Need to Lead: Part 4
Just because someone is a strong giver doesn’t mean they don’t want the pastor’s mentoring and advice.
Pastors Need to Lead: Part 3
The Bible does not teach thus, and certainly the Bible gives us so many examples of stewardship that we couldn’t preach them all in a year.
Pastors Need to Lead: Part 2
A competent pastor doesn’t need to have a business degree or understand the ins and outs of bookkeeping
Pastors Need to Lead: Part 1
Giving is a pathway to greater ministry, and greater joy. “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your Master.” There is nothing better than the joy of being used and filled by the grace of God. Joy is the right word.
He Doesn’t Know How Much He Cost
Many of the best examples of life-changing ministry come from some of our smallest and most out-of-the-way churches. They are feeding people, praying up miracles, or giving a kid the only real love he or she knows.
How Laity Help Their Pastors
Great laity make great churches. They have a joyful commitment to their church. They also know that pastors need their leadership and support for the church to do its job.
How Do We Treat Our Leaders?
In our anxiety over money, churches tend to avoid not just conversations about money, but also the topic of how to treat our strongest and most dedicated givers.
A Savings Account for Giving
So, why would givers create a DAF? One reason might be they want a tax benefit, but do not yet know the places or times they will give.
There is a spring, friends. It flows every day with life and possibility. You can’t capture it, but you can drink it, enjoy it, and let it flow through you into God’s world. Go ahead, take a drink.