Church Stewardship Essay

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Stewardship noun \ˈstü-ərd-ˌship, ˈstyü-; ˈst(y)u̇rd-\ 1: the office, duties, and obligations of a steward 2 : the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially : the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care <stewardship of natural resources> (source: m-w.com) Discussion Questions * How do you define Stewardship? * What does this look like in your congregations? * Have you seen successful stewardship drives? How were they successful? * Capital Campaigns * Third Party Capital Campaigns * Can we preach stewardship without being good stewards? * How can we create a congregation of stewards * Crown money map * Article Below Resources: * WTS Library * Only 9 Titles, from 1972 until 2010! * ELCA Stewardship Homepage * http://www.elca.org/Growing-In-Faith/Discipleship/Stewardship.aspx * ELCA Make it Simple Program: * http://www.elca.org/Growing-In-Faith/Discipleship/Stewardship/Make-it-Simple/Make-it-Simple-Program.aspx * ELCA Stewardship Sermon Starters: * http://www.elca.org/Growing-In-Faith/Discipleship/Stewardship/Stewardship-Now.aspx * Journals and Magazines * Leadership Journal * http://www.christianitytoday.com/le * http://www.christianitytoday.com/cbg/ * http://blog.managingyourchurch.com/ * Christian Money Management * Crown Money Map http://www.crown.org/ * Financial Peace University/Dave Ramsey http://www.daveramsey.com/home/ * Thrivent * Capital Campaigns – ask synod Stewardship Sermon Starter Example October 23, 2011 - Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Matthew 22:34-46 There have been a few times in my ministry where I have needed to make an announcement before worship regarding something huge that had occurred in the life

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