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May. 24, 2016

Crowdfunding Your Congregation

What if a new technology existed that completely changed the way congregations raised funds for mission? What if there were a tool to make difficult-to-fund projects overflow with supportive donations? What if, by using a simple website, a congregation could discover hundreds of new giving units without any trouble at all? Well, I suppose if such a technology existed, we’d
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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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Mar. 01, 2016

Stewardship 2.0

Last week Chick Lane introduced the new book, Embracing Stewardship. This week, his co-author, Grace Duddy Pomroy continues the conversation. As Grace wisely notes, though many church leaders are hungry for resources beyond our congregation, sometimes our best resources come from within, if only we have ears to hear. Wherever you are on your stewardship journey, you’ll likely find Embracing
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Feb. 18, 2016

The Christian Wallet: Spending, Giving, and Living with a Conscience

Last week, we considered Andrew Carnegie’s 1889 essay, “The Gospel of Wealth.” This week we hear from Mike Slaughter, author of a book that came out last week. Slaughter’s book emerged from his popular sermon series, “The Christian Wallet,” given at Ginghamsburg Church, one of the largest Methodist congregations in the country. I’m drawn to his question, “Are we fans
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Feb. 18, 2016

On “The Gospel of Wealth”

In stewardship circles, among the historical writings referenced from time to time is Andrew Carnegie’s essay, “The Gospel of Wealth.” In today’s post, I highlight the paradoxes in the text, a piece that is at the same time vexing, brilliant, beautiful, and dangerous. What might “The Gospel of Wealth,” written over 125 years ago, teach us about faith and giving