Tag Archives: stewardship

Don’t Do These 6 Things When Leading Stewardship

Are you in the middle of stewardship yet? Many church leaders find leading in stewardship a challenge. Here are six things to avoid during your stewardship emphasis, whether it’s now, or in the spring. 1. Don’t apologize. It’s not an …

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Ten Reasons to Celebrate that Your Church Doesn’t Have Enough Money

You can transform your experience of your church financial life if, rather than bemoaning the fact that you don’t have money, you celebrate it. While we would all prefer to have more money rather than less, there can be benefits. …

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Family Systems Basics about Money at Church 2: Overfunctioning and Underfunctioning

How do you get more reflective about your experiences with money at church? This is the second of a series of posts briefly looking at some basic systems ideas in relation to church and money. Over- and under-functioning. There’s a …

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Matthew Tennant on Preaching about the Economy

Matthew Tennant offered a valuable perspective on preaching about the economy in yesterday’s teleconference. A couple of items that particularly struck me: I asked him how we can pay more attention to the financial media, as he suggests, without getting …

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How to Preach about the Economy: A Leadership Adventure Teleconference

How can pastoral leaders address the ongoing economic issues from the pulpit? Please join me this Thursday, June 21at 9 Pacific/10 Mountain/11 Central/noon Eastern Time, for a one hour conference call conversation on preaching about the economy. My guest will …

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How to Preach about the Economy

We may be through the worst of the economic downturn, but economic issues are still at the forefront. How can pastoral leaders address these issues from the pulpit on an ongoing basis? People get economic news every day, via newspaper, …

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Will There Be Enough?

At the beginning of Lent I wrote about my intention to give up worry for Lent. I’ve noticed some setbacks already, but when I do I move my mind back to prayer, especially to the short, ancient prayer, “Lord Jesus, …

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Book Review: Preaching in Plenty and in Want

Preaching in Plenty and in Want, by Matthew Tennant, is a thoughtful reflection on how pastors can engage with economic matters in their preaching. The author is a pastor as well as a former VP in a brokerage firm. I …

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Have You Seen the Reverend Fun Cartoons?

I usually get a laugh from the Reverend Fun cartoons. The latest one is about money.

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Cynthia Maybeck on Prayer and Money

Cynthia Maybeck spoke thoughtfully and inspiringly about prayer and money in Thursday’s teleconference. A couple of choice remarks: I’ve seen churches function is with an assumption of abundance, so that money is energy. I’ve experienced that when the Spirit in …

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