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Jun. 14, 2016

Sharing Together

“What language shall I borrow to thank you, dearest Friend…” So begins a verse of the ancient hymn, “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” attributed to Bernard of Clairvaux. Much of stewardship theology and practice has do with related questions: what words, what language, what descriptions shall we use? In today’s article, pastor Daniel Vigilante describes a language and method of
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Apr. 19, 2016

Pulling Teeth: Craig Barnes on Preaching Stewardship

Many pastors put off preaching on topics related to stewardship until an annual fall stewardship campaign. I hope our series on preaching and stewardship has surfaced several welcome entry points for addressing the topic more regularly. This week, Justin Lind-Ayres completes the series with his wise — and entertaining — reflection on the Working Preaching video preaching moment, “Craig Barnes
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Apr. 12, 2016

Yvette Flunder on Preaching Stewardship

Today, we continue our series on Preaching and Stewardship in partnership with Working Preacher from Luther Seminary. This week’s video is from Yvette Flunder, senior bishop of the City of Refuge United Church of Christ in Oakland, California.  Yours truly, Adam Copeland, Director, Center for Stewardship Leaders Yvette Flunder on Preaching Stewardship By Adam Copeland Stuff. When I think of
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Apr. 05, 2016

Adam Hamilton on Preaching Stewardship

Today’s newsletter marks the launch of a series on Preaching and Stewardship in partnership with Working Preacher from Luther Seminary. For the next three weeks the email newsletter will also contain a short video, followed by some reflections.  Today, the preaching moment video features Adam Hamilton, Senior Pastor of the 20,000 member Church of the Resurrection near Kansas City, Kansas.