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Nov. 26, 2019

The Ancient Art of Thanking

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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Nov. 12, 2019

Cultivating God’s Expansive Generosity (Part Two)

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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Nov. 05, 2019

Cultivating God’s Expansive Generosity (Part One)

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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Oct. 29, 2019

Forgive Us Our Debt (Part Two)

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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Oct. 22, 2019

Forgive Us Our Debt (Part One)

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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Oct. 15, 2019

Understanding the Shifts in Stewardship

Over the past twenty years or so, the stewardship landscape has shifted significantly.
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Sep. 24, 2019

Becoming Aware of Our Abundance

Bishop Erik Gronberg reflects on what he’s learned about stewardship health, given his lens as bishop in Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana.
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Sep. 17, 2019

Leading When the Economy Falters

Every congregation is impacted by the ebbs and flows of the economy that surrounds it. Particularly when things change relatively fast, how do we respond?
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Sep. 10, 2019

The Gift of Generosity

One of the sure markers of a steward is generosity. Not crazy, give-it-away-willy-nilly generosity, but the quiet assurance of capacity and a compassionate commitment to the greater good.  Though Bruce Ensrud, a certified financial planner, describes his work as a wealth advisor, he’s not necessarily talking only about those in the upper one percent. He has a unique perspective that
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Sep. 03, 2019

Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders

For the last decade, The Lilly Endowment has been offering grants to a broad collection of Christian seminaries, church bodies, and other related institutions to try to get a handle on the economic conditions of ministry. We know things have changed in the U.S. church in the last 50 years, and we, as stewardship leaders, are working to help congregations