Expanding God’s Kingdom: Tithing in the Local Church

Often people question not the amount of a proper gift but where it should be given. Some people believe they should be able to distribute their tithe as they see fit. They want to control how their money is spent. If they aren’t happy with the way their local church handles its finances, they think they should have the freedom … Read More


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Saving for Eternity: Where is Your Money Going?

Understanding God’s ultimate ownership means that we also recognize our role as conduits of his resources. We were not put on this earth to amass treasures for ourselves but to let treasure pass through us and back to a greater purpose. The “get all we can while we can” mind-set that most of us live with is what has driven … Read More


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Lead Your People to Give this Fall – $25 Stewardship Seminar (3 Days Only!)

What would it look like if you had a fully resourced church this Fall? How many of your people — current members and first-time guests — would you like to grow spiritually through biblical stewardship? You can’t grow your people or your church without addressing the money issue head on. I learned this long ago — that Stewardship is Discipleship — and … Read More


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Pastor Study: Struggling with Finances? You’re Not Alone! (Part 2 of 3)

I shared the findings of a recent pastor survey that revealed some startling statistics on the state of the average minister’s personal finances. It turns out most of us are struggling to make ends meet. If you aren’t confident about your financial situation, here are four time-tested and helpful tips that will help you reverse course: #1  Have a $1,000 … Read More


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Wesley’s 4 Questions on the Use of Money

Today’s guest post comes to us from Ted Schroder for VirtueOnline.org. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, preached a wealth of words about money. Wesley made enormous sums from the sale of his writings. In an age when a single man could live comfortably on $60 a year, his annual income reached $2,800. He believed that with increasing income, the … Read More


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