A Stewardship Digest


I stepped down from my role as Rector of Christ Church as of September 1st. I took a month to catch my breath and am now full-time with LeaderWorks. I am excited to help good leaders do great things. now. Please subscribe to my website here: LeaderWorks.org

Over the past few months, I wrote a short blog series on Stewardship and increasing real generosity in the congregation. Here they all are in a digest.  This is an updated post from a few weeks ago with an added video interview.


(Click on the title of each post.)

  1. Stewardship, Giving, & the Third Rail.

    For some congregations, the topics of stewardship and giving are the third rail of church work. Even though money and giving empowers and enables so much good to happen,  many church leaders don’t feel comfortable talking about it. It makes them nervous. They might be shocked! (Find out what to do about it.)

  2. Habits for a Generous Church.

    Money feeds momentum. It is a sign of commitment, involvement, trust, hope, and even worship unto the Lord! That is why developing a culture of generosity in every church is vital. It takes time and consistent teaching, honest accounting and communication, and Christian modeling. (Click the title for five ideas.)

  3. (More) Habits for a Generous Church.

    Plans should be made even for this Fall to begin to build a generous church. But first, I want to lay out some foundational concepts that should define a biblical approach for the local church. Here are five more ideas to think about…digest…and develop for your congregation. (Click the title for five more.)

  4. Funny You Said That.

    Normally, you wouldn’t find a blog post on humor mentioned in a series on Stewardship, Giving, and Generosity. But humor is one of the most effective ways to work through a very sensitive topic for many in the church. Humor opens the heart.

  5. Telling in Slant.

    No pastor or preacher should allow the pulpit to become an entertainment venue for jokes and quips. But, a little humor may make an important point a bit easier for some to grasp and accept.

  6. How to Ask for Financial Support.

    But the pastor/minister should remember that he or she does NOT work on commission, that the funds raised are never garnered for personal gain, and that the Kingdom work has a greater chance of being sustainable with additional money. If the pastor can keep this in mind, asking people for more money might be an easier task.

  7. Stewardship: the Last 100 Days of the Year.

    Already behind the curve on this? Here are 10 things you can do to increase the level of Stewardship in your church THIS YEAR.

  8. Interview with Ben Gill: (Video Interview)

    I think Ben has made one of the biggest impacts on the American Church than anyone I can imagine. I stopped by to see him last month and sat down for this interview. Enjoy.

Published on

October 11, 2016


David Roseberry

David Roseberry leads the nonprofit ministry, LeaderWorks. He was the founding rector of Christ Church, Plano, Texas, and is the author of many books. He lives in Plano with his wife, Fran.

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