Stewardship ranks among the most difficult of all the aspects of ministry necessary for today’s church. So does discipleship. StewardDiscipleship brings these two related concepts together for growth of God’s people and God’s church. With vision, attention and persistence, you can change your congregation’s culture and raise up StewardDisciples.
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(This is a follow-up to my last post, below.) Restrictions on travel and gathering have caused financial pains for churches across the land. When people stay away from church, usually so do their offerings. No one action or practice will ensure the financial stability of your congregation, but strategically putting enough elements in place will provide a strong framework for sustainable ministry.
The COVID-19 crises spells financial trouble for many congregations that are suspending group worship and activities. It’s too often the case that people give ONLY when they are physically present in church. There are, however, steps congregational leaders can take to maintain robust ministry and keep donations flowing.
In too many congregations the “Stewardship Committee” is the last place anyone wants to serve because it’s earned a nasty reputation as the team that badgers, begs and coerces money from tight wallets. If this is the case in your congregation, why not “reboot” and “rename” the committee?
It’s a malaise epidemic across the Christian landscape — Stewardship Procrastination. The symptoms are putting off until “next year” any meaningful action on stewardship, despite reading the best books, attending workshops and conferences. Here are some tips to get you going.