Today, I’m wrapping up my five-part miniseries on the pastor’s financial life. I want to conclude by asking you to make this fourth and final commitment:
4 – I commit to challenging others toward Godly stewardship.
Most pastors make the mistake of being too timid in the area of stewardship. We aren’t afraid to challenge our congregations on many other aspects of their spiritual growth, but we often shrink back from discussions of money. Please don’t let this be true of you.
The Bible speaks so frequently about stewardship that we just can’t ignore the subject with our people. And the fact is, once you’ve made the other commitments we’ve discussed over the last week, you’ll have the moral authority to address stewardship head on. With this moral authority and Biblical imperative, there’s no reason you need to shy away from challenging your congregation to:
– Make a commitment to being debt free for the rest of their lives.
– Make a commitment to always giving more than a tithe.
– Make a commitment to living out Biblical stewardship.
I hope you have found this miniseries both challenging and encouraging. Let’s all commit to leading the Stewardship charge in our churches.
P.S. Today is the last chance to take me up on my offer to receive a free copy of my resource “Debt Free Pastor: Free Yourself to Lead Your Church.” Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Debt Free Pastor” and we’ll send you a free download.
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