What motivates people to be the best stewards they can be? Certainly a sense of obligation or duty can be a factor for many. What about gratitude? I have witnessed the power of gratitude in inspiring a more generous, and most importantly, sustainable commitment to the Christian call to stewardship. I have been training church … Continue reading The Power of Changed Thinking
Why Stewardship? Good Question! Imagine you are at your Parish Pastoral Council meeting and you are rather passionately encouraging the leadership and the Pastor to get involved in promoting better stewardship in the parish. They ask you why...the parish meets its financial commitments every month and there are a sufficient number of ‘volunteers’ (many volunteering … Continue reading Why Stewardship?
Prior to seeking God’s Kingdom, my way of life was one of bondage. I was in prison, and I didn’t even know it. I was imprisoned by my own thoughts and actions. I had slipped into a lifestyle of bad attitudes and bad behaviour that at the time seemed completely normal. Discipleship and stewardship have … Continue reading Dare to Take the Risk
The often used model for inviting the people of God to make a greater commitment to stewardship usually focuses on Time, Talent & Treasure. This model is tried, tested and true...sorry I couldn't resist the alliteration. However true, the "Three T's" formula is also a little tired. I believe it is tired because this approach … Continue reading Radically Different & Remarkably Rewarding