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Being Good Stewards of Time

Adam Walker Cleaveland on the stewardship of summertime ...
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The Range of Changes

Stewardship guru Keith Mundy reflects on some shifts he’s seen in recent years and what they mean for our ministry leadership ...
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An Empty Offering Plate

Laura Wilhelm describes how her congregation’s context developed a local practice of having practically empty offering plates ...
Keep it Simple

Keep it Simple

Beyond faith communities, the second most popular place for charitable giving is ...
Giving Alone

Giving Alone

Many assumptions accompany the way we do church. Some of these theological ...
Winner-Takes-All? Gaming Church Structures

Winner-Takes-All? Gaming Church Structures

While we seek another way, the mindset of our culture is obsessed ...
Unwrapping the Annual Campaign

Unwrapping the Annual Campaign

The annual stewardship appeal ripples through many congregations in the fall, but ...
No More Junk Mail

No More Junk Mail

Stewardship ministry is about big, conceptual, theological challenges. And, it’s also be ...
Together For Good

Together For Good

As we tumble into the Easter season, we remember stories about how ...
Seeds of Generosity

Seeds of Generosity

The assumption goes that congregation members can support the salaries of their ...
Pounding on the Pulpit

Pounding on the Pulpit

What if people were inspired by love at the thought of stewardship, ...
Capital Success

Capital Success

One of the assignments I give students in our Money & the ...
Tithed & Tired vs "Storied & Inspired"

Tithed & Tired vs “Storied & Inspired”

For many Christians, the word “stewardship” seems like a gilded demand for ...
Strategic Giving for Retirees

Strategic Giving for Retirees

I’ve always found it fascinating that the season of Lent includes “tax ...
A Fresh Vision in Stewarding

A Fresh Vision in Stewarding

Don't talk to me about stewardship as if it is this thing I do. Talk to me about how I am a steward ...
Millenials! Am I right?

Millenials! Am I right?

A healthy stewardship approach is taught by example, recognition, and constructive feedback ...
Engaging Millennials & More Cashless Giving

Engaging Millennials & More Cashless Giving

The rate of change for many of our congregations doesn’t quite keep ...
Illuminating Stewardship in Today's Culture

Illuminating Stewardship in Today’s Culture

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Stewardship is an act of practical theology. Accordingly, context matters deeply. In ...
9 Ways to Enrich Stewardship for 2019

9 Ways to Enrich Stewardship for 2019

Huge thanks to everyone who worked to enrich the newsletter in 2018, ...
Compost Bin Stewardship

Compost Bin Stewardship

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I love a good metaphor, and today’s post by James Dontje really ...

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