Podcast Episode #493
Not a week goes by without me being asked to recommend a resource for some aspect of stewardship in the church. Today, we cover five of the ones we recommend the most.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- When dealing with outside consultants in the church, always get references from other churches. Do your homework and don’t get scammed.
- When you introduce a new form of giving, giving in a church almost always goes up.
- Personnel as only 50% of the budget is only a guide. There are more factors that go into how much of a church’s budget should be personnel.
- Better personal stewardship is a measure of overall discipleship.
The five stewardship tools we cover are:
- DIY Stewardship Campaign
- Text giving
- Budget analysis
- Personal stewardship resources
- Effective leadership for stewardship
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
- Church Answers
- DIY Stewardship Campaigns
- The Money Challenge
- The Marriage Challenge
- Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate
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