Yesterday, I finally got my hands on copies of a new stewardship book edited by yours truly! Titled, Beyond the Offering Plate: A Holistic Approach to Stewardship, in ten approachable chapters written by seminary professors, engaged pastors, and church leaders, the book aims to expand our notion of — and approaches to — holistic stewardship. It’s perfect […]
American culture is intensely individualistic. Given this context, it’s no surprise that a lot of talk about money and stewardship is focused on the individual. How, though, might we make stewardship more communal? What might communal stewardship look like in congregations?
A post of mine went life at the Wheat Ridge Ministries blog last week. I’ve posted it below. Since writing it, I also heard a fuller story of a congregation that embraced community organizing principles and opted to work largely on only one social issue affecting their community. For a few years, a single issue […]
One of my main research areas these days has to do with crowdfunding and congregations. Today, over at the Center for Stewardship Leaders website I’ve posted “Crowdfunding Your Congregation” that presents some brief ideas concerning the possibilities (and realities) of crowdfunding for congregations and non-profits. Today I’ve also released a 20-page guide booklet entitled “Crowdfunding for Congregations and […]
One line I read a few weeks ago about congregational life together has stuck with me in a big way. I’ve brought it up, in one way or another, several times already. In a Christian Century article, “More People, Looser Ties” David Eagle drops the sentence: “Think of it this way: a congregation with 100 […]