Who Is a Christian Steward?

September 28, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

This article is in response to The Truth About Stewardship. Knolhoff thinks the reason why there are so many misconceptions is “that when it comes to stewardship, we focus on what the steward does (stewardship) without ever talking about who the steward is (identity).” First and foremost, a Christian steward is a child of God. […]

 

The Truth About Stewardship

September 20, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Steward. What comes to mind when you hear that word? Do you think of someone who looks after passengers on a ship? Someone in charge of dining operations at a hotel restaurant? A nurse? A shepherd? All these ideas are partially correct. They refer to a person who actively manages affairs and looks after people. […]

 

The Joy A Simple Gift Can Bring

July 6, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

About two years ago, young Ivan Haeflinger of Elma, Iowa, was under the weather. His nose was runny, his body hurt, he coughed and he was tired. It was not a good day for Ivan. That is until the mail came. Around noon, Ivan’s mother, Steva, went down the driveway to fetch the mail. As […]

 

The Wonderful Things You Can Learn about Stew...

May 16, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

Rev. Ryan Tinetti knew his congregation would benefit from their Biblically based stewardship emphasis, but the Spokane, Washington, pastor was a bit surprised when a member actually thanked him. “She appreciated that it wasn’t a guilt trip reprimanding her to give more, but more an invitation to grow in her faith,” Tinetti said of LCEF’s […]

 

How Much Debt is Safe?

April 4, 2017 | Posted by Art Scherer

How much debt is safe for a congregation? Are there alternatives to borrowing? Should we have a campaign to reduce our debt? These are just some of the questions congregations ask as they consider taking on or reducing debt. Both the Bible and sound financial practice caution against abuse and misuse of debt, but there […]

 

Stewardship Really Begins by Receiving

March 27, 2017 | Posted by Karl Galik

The stereotypical understanding of “stewardship” describes a process of giving, encourages generosity and seeks to inspire sacrificial giving. In my seven years in stewardship consulting, I’ve come to see “stewardship” and “generous giving” as a likely a second dynamic to “receiving” (yes, receiving). The grace to receive, the acceptance of God’s Gifts in whatever sacrificial […]