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Where Is Their Wealth Going?

Where Is Their Wealth Going?

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

A young pastor recently said to me, “Two-thirds of our church’s members are 65 years and older. What I want to know is this… Once they’re gone, where is all their wealth going?”

Whoa! Now there’s a question that doesn’t get asked every day!

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Expressing God's Glory

Expressing God's Glory

Article Type: A Message From the Director

In the spring issue of Stewardship Spotlight, I mentioned how, for the first time, I thought about maintaining my yard as a way to express God’s glory.

Sure enough, God’s glory showed up in a dazzling variety of flowers.

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Does Jesus Want Me to Buy My Friends?

Does Jesus Want Me to Buy My Friends?

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

“Come again, Jesus? You’re pushing swag? To influence people? A bit unseemly, wouldn’t you say?

“I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.” (Luke 16:9, NIV)

Who doesn’t like a little swag? “Ooh, a foam can cooler,” you squeal — except you don’t actually use them.

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Three Ways to Turn Giving Into Ministry

Three Ways to Turn Giving Into Ministry

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

We call giving “a privilege” or “a responsibility” or “an aspiration.”

But the not-so-subtle message we send to our members says it’s a duty. That’s right, the same rationale we use for getting a root canal gets applied to giving.

What if we could change the narrative from “gotta” to “get to” give?

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