Author: Center for Stewardship Leaders

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Discovering the Power of Gratitude

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In her new book Diana Butler Bass traces her evolution from being a self-described ungrateful person to discovering the power of gratitude to change her life.
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The Heart of Why People Give

A stewardship pledge is about more than just paying the pastor's salary or the church's electric bill. It's about your spiritual health and survival.
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Stewarding Congregational Wellness

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While our instinct for stewarding wellness tends to be for individuals, it should also apply to the congregation as a whole. Learn how to gauge your congregation's health and the actions you can take to improve it.
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The Ancient Art of Thanking

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Robert Hay, Jr. looks at the underestimated value of giving thanks to your church members, and how an old-fashioned hand-written note can build a stronger, more authentic relationship.
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Cultivating God’s Expansive Generosity (Part Two)

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How do you turn generosity from a thought into a behavior? In part two of his look at generosity as discipleship, Larry Strenge examines the second and third shifts in mindset he feels are needed.
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Cultivating God’s Expansive Generosity (Part One)

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In part one of a two-part series, Pastor Larry Strenge shares the first of three mindset shifts he sees as being necessary for cultivating generosity.
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Forgive Us Our Debt (Part Two)

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Does Good Debt = Good People? Read part two of Katherine Shaner's look at the difference God's grace can make in the way we think about our money and our debts.
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Forgive Us Our Debt (Part One)

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Do our theologies suggest that balance sheets can never be the mark of our virtue, or even our value, within God’s economy?
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