I decided to gather these ‘greatest hits’ in a single Stewardship digest. These posts distill some of the most practical applications of the issues raised in Giving Up. Here they are…up-to-date.

  1. Stewardship, Giving, & the Third Rail

    Even though money and giving empowers and enables so much good to happen,  many church leaders don’t feel comfortable talking about it. For some, the topics of stewardship and giving are the third rail of church work. 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.

  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.

  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 it 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. (More great (?) humor that softens the heart about stewardship.)

  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. Ten Ideas for 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. This may be one of the most imporant things you will read in this Stewardship Digest.