Leaders Reclaiming Biblical Stewardship
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How One Church Got Out of Debt to Change a City

by Stewardship Central|Financial Discipleship

At around 200 attendees on a typical Sunday, Vineyard Community Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, isn’t huge, but when they went through Momentum, they paid off $78,370 worth of debt!

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A Leader's Role In Evangelism

by Stewardship Central|Stewardship Defined

When it comes to leading people to Jesus and into the church, the early church had it right.

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5 Steps to a Successful Stewardship Ministry

by Stewardship Central|Stewardship Ministry

If you walk through these five steps, you’ll invite a spirit of unity. And where there is unity, there is blessing!

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How Saddleback Church Built a Stewardship Ministry

by Stewardship Central|Stewardship Ministry

Chris Goulard's advice for running a complex, multifaceted stewardship ministry for the church’s more than 22,000 weekly attendees.

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Top 5 Quotes from Billy Graham

by Stewardship Central|Leadership

We can learn so much from Billy. Here are five of his top quotes.

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Right-Sizing Our Discipleship for the Next Generation of Leaders

by Tim Elmore|Leadership

To be good stewards, we’ve got to shift our perspective and right-size our leadership to better meet their needs.

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Do You Have a Plan for Developing Leaders?

by Stewardship Central|Leadership

In the day-to-day hustle and bustle of running a church, do you remember to invest in your leadership culture?

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The Need to Redefine Stewardship

by Dave Ramsey|Stewardship Defined

When many church members hear the word “stewardship,” one idea pops into their minds: capital campaigns. They can’t help it. That’s how stewardship has been defined in churches for years.

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Does Your Church Need to Start or Quit a Ministry This Year?

by Stewardship Central|Leadership

It's a great time to reflect on where you’ve been and where you want to go. It’s a also a great time to start thinking about what programs need to go and what need to stay in your church.

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The Tip Was Good, the Change Was Priceless

by Stewardship Central|Financial Discipleship

Lead Pastor Steve Markle asked the church to drop cash in the offering bucket to tip a pizza delivery driver. Her circumstances made it clear God had orchestrated the entire thing.

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From Dream to Debt-Free Reality

by Stewardship Central|Financial Discipleship

How does a church pay off its entire debt—$4.3 million—in just 30 months? The answer: one dollar and one culture shift at a time.

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Anointing and Accountability

by Stewardship Central|Leadership

In any organization, whatever is happening at the top will affect the entire body. As a church leader, that means you have a huge responsibility to your congregation! Accountability requires us to walk the walk, not just talk the talk.

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Margin: What Is It and How Can I Get It?

by Stewardship Central|Ministry Life

We need room to breathe. We need permission to stop. We need space to think. What we need—what we desperately need—is margin.

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The Black Hole of Technology

by Stewardship Central|Ministry Life

Churches are learning how to leverage technology to reach more and more people for Christ. But all that technology comes at a cost. Are you stewarding your church's financial resources wisely?

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Leaves of Change: Transforming Family Trees Through Stewardship

by Stewardship Central|Financial Discipleship

Financial Peace University, through Momentum, "frees people so they can fulfill the calling that God has on their life, that they were created to do, that has so often been derailed by poor money decisions.”

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Creating More Margin to Give

by Stewardship Central|Financial Discipleship

What happens when an already generous congregation goes through Momentum? The proof, as they say, is in the pudding. Or in this case, the paid-off church mortgage.

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3 Big Keys for Reaching Your Community

by Stewardship Central|Ministry Life

There’s something about the magic of the Christmas story that draws people in. We can’t miss the opportunity to capture the hearts of first-time visitors.

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10 Books All Pastors Need to Read

by Stewardship Central|Leadership

How we handle His money is a big deal! Here’s a list of 10 books we feel all pastors should add to their reading list.

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Unchained From Debt

by Stewardship Central|Financial Discipleship

The entire church embarked on Momentum. Marriages were saved. Contributions are up significantly, and formal benevolence applications are down. Families have found margin to live more fulfilling, generous lives. People are becoming debt-free.

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6 Ways One Church Increased Giving by 23 Percent

by Stewardship Central|Financial Discipleship

Pastor David Hughes shares how Financial Peace University led to members’ improved financial health and increased margin to give.

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Video: Todd Mullins' Burden for Financial Health

by Stewardship Central|Financial Discipleship

Pastor Todd Mullins realized that God was calling him to help his West Palm Beach, Florida, congregation shatter the financial chains that were holding so many of them back.

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4 Creative Ways to Teach Stewardship This Fall

by Stewardship Central|Stewardship Ministry

Stewardship doesn’t become a part of your church’s culture overnight. But with patience, persistence, and a heart that’s in the right place, you can lead your church there.

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3 Questions People Want to Ask Their Pastor About Money

by Stewardship Central|Stewardship Ministry

Chances are someone in your own church is wondering the same thing.

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What Would Happen If You Leave?

by Stewardship Central|Leadership

4 ways to make your church’s survival independent of your influence.

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Gunnar Johnson's 5 Tips for Building a Stewardship Ministry

by Stewardship Central|Stewardship Ministry

Gunnar shares his insights on building a stewardship ministry from scratch, utilizing volunteers and landmines to avoid.