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How Much Income Would Make You (or Your Church) Feel Secure?

I’ve been reading The Secret Language of Money, by David Krueger. In the first chapter, Krueger offers a money quiz: 1. My current annual income is $____. 2. In order to insure happiness and contentment financially, with no more money …

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What Can You Celebrate about Stewardship? Five Items to Remember

Are you in the middle of stewardship season? It’s easy to feel like the stewardship campaign is something to get through. We can sigh with relief when it’s over (if the figures come in all right). When I was a …

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Family Systems Basics about Money at Church 1: Anxiety

How do you get more reflective about your experiences with money at church? This is the first of a series of posts briefly looking at some basic systems ideas in relation to church and money. Anxiety. As one pastor said, …

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What Does the Bible Say about Money?

I’ve been thinking about the complex threads in the Bible related to money and wealth. I’ve heard people make simplistic statements like, “God wants you to be rich,” and “rich people are selfish.” In fact, the Scriptures are filled with …

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Eight Reasons Church Leaders Should Talk about Money More

1. According to the gospels, Jesus talked about money and possessions frequently. It seems like it is worthy of more of church leaders’ attention than we give it in our preaching and teaching. 2. People have to deal with money …

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“Money and Your Ministry” in Columbus in May

I’m speaking at the Healthy Congregations Leadership Seminar on May 27 in Columbus, Ohio. The morning will be Money and Your Ministry, and how church leaders can handle money matters with lowered anxiety and more clarity, with an additional afternoon …

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Another way to learn more about money: Economics 101 for Pastors webinar tomorrow

Matthew Tennant, pastor and former brokerage firm vp, author of Preaching in Plenty and in Want (which I reviewed here), is doing a webinar on “Economics 101 for Pastors) tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET. Register here.

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Ten Tips for Learning More about Money

What’s your financial IQ? Most pastors have a lot to learn. Here are ten tips for church leaders for broadening your perspective on money and society: 1. Read some kind of financial publication, in print or online, at least occasionally. …

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