Stewardship Development

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Title: NOT YOUR PARENTS’ OFFERING PLATE, A New Vision for Financial Stewardship

Author:  J. Clif Christopher

Dr. Clif Christopher is an ordained pastor and stewardship consultant, and assists churches and other faith-based institutions to make strategic decisions and grow in faith, while securing the necessary capital to accomplish their vision for ministry.  The use of the word stewardship in the company name is very intentional.  We believe we were all created by a generous and loving God who gifted each one of us that we might use our gifts to enable God’s will to be done.  Horizons Stewardship has a consulting staff of 23 ministry strategists who have raised over 2 billion dollars for the Christian community.  Horizons has ministry strategists located throughout the United States who stand ready to serve churches and non-profits.

Title: MAXIMIZE   How To Develop Extravagant Givers In Your Church

Author:  Nelson Searcy

Description:  Maximize is the ultimate how-to book for pastors and church leaders who long for their churches to be fully resourced and able to carry out ministry initiatives without financial strain.  Shining a light on the often taboo subject of money, Maximize offers an innovative, step-by-step plan for systemizing and maximizing financial gifts while growing strong disciples.  You’ll learn how to

cultivate first-time givers

challenge people to tithe

develop an ongoing stewardship system

follow up with givers the right way

develop multiple giving options

shepherd the five types of givers in your church

educate people to grow in the grace of giving

Stewardship is an essential part of discipleship.  This revolutionary, biblically based guide will chase the money discussion out of the darkness and bring it the attention it deserves.

Title: THE GENEROSITY BET   Secrets Of Risk, Reward, And Real Joy

Author:  William F. High

Description:  Have you ever considered the cost of generosity?  It seems risky.  It doesn’t always make sense.  It’s like making a bet with God…but is it worth it?  As you read about the 21 entrepreneurs, risk-takers, and everyday dreamers featured in this book, you will discover that their stories can easily become your story too. 

Within these pages, you’ll find the stories of

A man who started giving even though his company was on the verge of bankruptcy

A professional baseball player who lived a generous life even when he was ready to quit the game

A software developer who quit his job at the peak of his career to go into ministry

A homemaker whose husband died in a plane crash and learned to trust again through giving

Discover the rewards and joy that come through the journey of a generous life.  The risk is high, but the payoff is extraordinary.  Are you ready to take the Generosity Bet today?

Title: FIELDS OF GOLD

Author:  Andy Stanley

Description:  As Christians, we know that we should give but sometimes it’s so hard to take that step of faith and let go when it comes to our finances.  Under the growing pressures to make ends meet each month, it’s easy to become irrational in our thinking about God, His faithfulness, and our role as stewards of His resources.

Author Andy Stanley reminds us that if we truly believe that God is who He says He is we have no reason to fear.  Doesn’t it make sense to trust the God of the Universe with your finances?  Isn’t it time to put aside the worry and start living in confidence?

Fields of Gold will change the way you think about money and giving.  When we truly understand God’s power and presence, we can’t help but trust Him to meet our needs.  And once we realize that it really is better to give than to receive, there’s no limit to what God will do with our gifts!

Title: SEVEN STEPS TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM (PDF)

Our friends at Servant Solutions have provided this incredible resource to help individuals manage their resources. Available in English and Spanish for free. Other free resources are available on the Servant Solutions web site

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

A biblically based curriculum that teaches people how to handle money God’s ways. An incredible resource to use with your church.

Generation Change is a great resource for teaching teens.

Dave Ramsey has resources for kids and teenagers also.

CROWN FINANCIAL MINISTRIES

Crown Financial Ministries offers a wide array of ideas for promotion of the offerings within the local church.