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By contrasting generosity as a way of choosing to be free in a world constrained by greed, Christian social entrepreneur Jeff Shinabarger shares his story of redefining how much is “enough”. By...

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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. ...

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There are many books on the topic of generosity and financial stewardship for congregations, including several good ones by Scott McKenzie and his colleagues at Horizon Stewardship. This book...

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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,...

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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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Mr. Rogers (yes, Mr. Rogers of that particular neighborhood) had a saying. It went, “The more love you give away…the more love you have to give away.” That simple, yet wise saying could be an...

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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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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...

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The Ecumenical Stewardship Center is a large Christian-based network organized for the purpose of growing stewards for congregations. Its primary focus is to grow and equip Christian leaders using...

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Kerry Alys Robinson is the executive director of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, dedicated to promoting best practices in the management of the Catholic Church in the...

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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...

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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...

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This short book, designed for use as a reference, provides lectionary resources tied to stewardship, for the design of rich worship and preaching that engages the congregation on these issues,...

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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...

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Stingy and Christian just don’t seem like words that should go together, yet authors and sociologists Christian Smith and Michael Emerson explain they unfortunately do. Passing the Plate provides...

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Rabbi Lazer Gurkow is the presenter in this nine part video series on Tzedakah: The Jewish Concept of Charity. Gurkow is a spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Tefilah in London, Ontario and...

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Written for an Episcopal Church audience, this thorough guide to stewardship as it’s been practiced has relevance for other denominations as well, particularly as it considers what the future might...

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Robert Schnase, United Methodist Bishop of Missouri, presents five congregational practices which inform congregational health and vitality. These include: radical hospitality, passionate worship,...

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This four-day conference is sponsored by the International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC), a ministry of the Roman Catholic Church. “ICSC is the only organization dedicated exclusively to...

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The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI is the first school of Philanthropy in the world. It is also home to the Lake Institute of Faith & Giving-an institute as unique as the school of...

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