Author: Center for Stewardship Leaders

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Stewardship in the Time of Coronavirus

For many, the sense of financial vulnerability is very real right now. Read some suggestions for continuing to fund your congregation's mission during the coronavirus pandemic.
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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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