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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 ...
Faith-Related Crowdfunding

Faith-Related Crowdfunding

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As digital giving options have become more popular, many churches have turned ...
A Holy Process toward Stewardship Speaking: Part 2

A Holy Process toward Stewardship Speaking: Part 2

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Last week, Rev. Anna Ostenso Moore described her journey to “yes…and stewardship.” ...
The Ministry of Stewarding Stories

The Ministry of Stewarding Stories

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What is it, exactly, that pastors do? The pastoral vocation might be ...
What are  We 'Offering' at the Offering? Part 2

What are We ‘Offering’ at the Offering? Part 2

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In the stewardship course I teach, one assignment invites students to “design ...
What are We ‘Offering’ at the Offering? Part 1

What are We ‘Offering’ at the Offering? Part 1

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For many of us, the tradition of collecting the offering in baskets ...
Simplifying Stewardship - Part Two

Simplifying Stewardship – Part Two

Last week, Becca Ehrlich introduced the concept of minimalism, noting its connection ...
Simplifying Stewardship - Part One

Simplifying Stewardship – Part One

Summer is often a time for moving. I remember my first moving ...
Moving from “Ugh” to “Ahh!”

Moving from “Ugh” to “Ahh!”

Sometimes I like to play a word association game with church groups ...
Everyday Stewardship: Connecting Faith and Money

Everyday Stewardship: Connecting Faith and Money

When did you first experience the transformative possibilities of stewardship? Some of ...
Stewardship for the Scattering

Stewardship for the Scattering

It’s always fun to describe my job to people who have no ...

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