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Thumb kingdom calling

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Faithful people respond to a calling from God in every aspect of their lives, and we do the church a disservice when we constrain talk of vocations to work within the church. With a well-developed...

Thumb stewardship resources

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Nurturing generous living is the theme of the stewardship resources provided by the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church. Congregations that seek to grow in their...

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book

Symptomized by inadequate support (respect and deference, salary and benefits) of the pastor, Banks, a pastor and teacher, diagnoses an independent church “stewardship syndrome”. He prescribes...

Thumb preaching and stewardship

book

Not merely a book for preachers, Craig Satterlee has written a theological guide for thinking about raising money in the church. Structured around a series of questions to ask when preparing to...

Thumb the steward leader

book

Often, we think of stewardship as primarily (if not entirely) focused on financial management. Scott Rodin, a successful fundraiser and seminary president, broadens the scope of stewardship through...

Thumb we make a life

book

This book of essays offers a distinctive approach to generosity in the broadest sense, with reflections from a variety of perspectives placed into context. In whole or in part, this volume will be...

Thumb the choice

book

Congregations seeking to take a big-picture view of how success is defined and measured will benefit from the topics raised by these authors. Beginning with a contrast between “the common path” and...

Thumb a spirituality of fundraising

book

This timeless reflection, first published as a pamphlet and now available as a small book, emphasizes the ways in which fundraising can be a “call to conversion,” drawing leaders and congregations...

Thumb maximum generosity

web resource

Stewardship and generosity are important principles for any congregation, but they can be difficult topics to address. Brian Kluth has created this site in order to aid congregations, nonprofits,...

Thumb celebrating offering

book

Following the success of his earlier book, Stewardship in African American Churches: A New Paradigm, Melvin Amerson has been joined by James Amerson in authoring a thoughtful, concise book,...

Thumb bounty

book

Named an Amazon Editors’ Favorite Book of the Year for 2013, this highly readable and no-nonsense guide to congregational fundraising can be very helpful to congregation leaders, finance committees...

Thumb choose justice

media

This film is an accessible resource for justice-focused congregations eager to consider everyday choices and decisions as purposeful acts of stewardship. The DVD, with a discussion guide, features...

Thumb rich church poor church

book

From his experience as a church growth and fundraising consultant, this author clarifies the issues that make stewardship so challenging in modern times. The first chapter’s discussion of the...

Thumb rambams ladder

book

This carefully written book by bestselling author Julie Salamon is written within a Jewish perspective but an excellent resource for virtually anyone interested in the question of generosity. ...

Thumb enough

book

Enough is a personal finance book written for a Christian audience, set in the context of trusting God, showing gratitude, and taking action. Author Adam Hamilton is the pastor of the United...

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Looking for ways to increase your congregation’s ministry budget without asking for more money? In this brief article from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), leaders will find basic...

Thumb church money manual

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This book has information about many different financial issues facing congregations. Are you a pastor seeking information on preaching about money matters? This book includes advice regarding...

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Interfaith Coalition on Energy (ICE) is the brainchild of a Philadelphia coalition of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese, the Metropolitan Council of Churches, and the Board of Rabbis to raise...

Thumb empty tomb

web resource

empty tomb, inc. is a service and research organization, focused on financial discipleship strategies and church giving patterns. They seek to help the church to serve the poor and love our...

Thumb you are invited

book

Well known and respected fundraising leader Brian Kluth’s small book has been translated into 30 languages. It is designed for personal study, group study or family study over a 40 day period. It...

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