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Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest
Peter Block

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1993

Block's widely awaited new book shows how the spirit of partnership and service can be made part of every business, government agency, and nonprofit institution. The author of The Empowered Manager unveils radical new models of stewardship for organizations and individuals within organizations.


Elevator Pitch Your Offerings: A one year plan for short stewardship messages, 2011

The offering is one of the most boring times in any church service. Less thought is given to the offering than any other part of the worship service. Our Elevator Pitch services gives you a weekly one to two minute talk that will help your offering time sizzle. The goal is to make offerings more worshipful, meaningful, fun and successful.


Not Your Parents' Offering Plate: A New Vision for Financial Stewardship
J. Clif Christopher

Abingdon Press, 2008

Hearing a young attorney speak of the faith-based reasons for which he had just made a substantial monetary gift to a community youth center, Clif Christopher asked the speaker if he would consider making a similar contribution to the congregation of which he was an active member. "Lord no, they wouldn't know what to do with it" was the answer. That, in a nutshell, describes the problem churches are facing in their stewardship efforts, says ...


Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good
Amy L. Sherman

IVP Books, 2011

A 2013 Christianity Today Book Award winner Imagine the scenarios: a CEO successfully negotiates a corporate merger, avoiding hundreds of layoffs in the process an artist completes a mosaic for public display at a bank, showcasing neighborhood heroes a contractor creates a work-release program in cooperation with a local prison, growing the business and seeing countless former inmates turn their lives around a high-school principal ...


Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest (BK Business)
Peter Block

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Stewardship was provocative, even revolutionary, when it was first published in 1993, and it remains every bit as relevant and radical today. Most organizations still rely on patriarchy and hierarchy as their core form of governance, stifling initiative and spirit and alienating people from the work they do. Peter Block asserts that a fundamental shift in how we distribute power, privilege, and the control of ...


The Heart That Gives - Seven Traits of Joyful Stewardship

Creative Communications for the Parish, 2012

Fr. Thomas Connery has a gift for storytelling. In this booklet on stewardship this gift is on full display. He explains with his humor and wit the rewards of a life transformed by stewardship. Fr. Connery says stewardship blankets all aspects of our spiritual life. Using our gifts of time, talent and treasure, we give back to God what he has so generously given to us.


Ask, Thank, Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation
Charles R. Lane

Augsburg Books, 2006

The goal of this book, says author Charles Lane, is to perform a dramatic rescue of stewardship, freeing it from any connection whatsoever to "paying the bills." When the Bible talks about stewardship it almost always talks about the intimate connection between how a person handles financial matters and that person's relationship with God. Stewardship is an intensely spiritual matter that lies close to a disciple's relationship with Jesus. The ...


Crafting A Theology Of Stewardship (and why your church needs one), 2013

Crafting A Theology of Stewardship is a call to the local church to re-visit and re-think their beliefs and practices in the area of stewardship, generosity, money, and giving and then to re-calibrate and re-cast those beliefs based on the teaching of scripture. In this eBook, Joel Mikell lays out seven perspectives that should be at the heart of a theology of stewardship and presents five significant value propositions that will result. Joel ...


Stewardship: Lessons Learned from the Lost Culture of Wall Street
John G. Taft, Charles D. Ellis

Wiley, 2012

This title offers a compelling argument for why stewardship of wealth and service to others should be our highest financial priority. "Stewardship" is the journey of financial insider John Taft towards understanding and affirming the importance of stewardship - which he has come to define as "serving others" - as a core principle for the financial services industry, the global financial system, and society at large. By defining the attributes of ...


The Stewardship of Life: Making the Most of All That You Have and All That You Are
Kirk Nowery

Spire, 2004

Stewardship isn't just about money. It touches every part of life, and it demands the wise management of all that we have and all that we are. It's about Vision—the dreams that motivate us to press toward the goal and reach for the future. It's about Influence—the power to relate with proactive wisdom in all of life's relationships. It's about Commitment—the fidelity that reminds us of promises to keep and purposes to fulfill. It's ...


Stewardship: Managing your life through God's perfected pattern, 2015

Through his powerful and compelling book, Elder. Burnell Williams, Jr. will equip you for Kingdom Living by teaching you how to properly manage four key area's of your life. Within these four critical area's, are subcomponants that must be managed in order to obtain the life that God has intended for his people. You will grow as an individual, become enriched spiritually, and empowered as a courageous leader within your home and sphere of ...


Little Burgundy Book On Stewardship: Reflections Based on the Gospel of Matthew

Little Books, 2013

This book offers daily reflections on stewardship based on the Gospel of Matthew. Each day includes a passage from St. Matthew’s Gospel and some reflections to help you enter into some quiet time with the Lord.


The Top Ten Stewardship Mistakes Churches Make

Yorkshire Publishing, 2012

Not long ago a prominent NASCAR race driver was about to win his first race in years when the unthinkable happened. He ran out of gas! Someone on his team made a mistake in calculating what it would take to get to the finish line. His dreams of victory vanished because someone made a mistake. Churches tragically make mistakes all the time that endanger their having enough fuel to reach the finish line. While running out of gas in your car is ...


Managing God's Money: A Biblical Guide
Randy Alcorn

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2011

God cares a great deal more about our money than most of us imagine. The sheer enormity of Scripture’s teaching on this subject screams for our attention. In fact, Jesus says more about how we are to view and handle money and possessions than about any other topic—including both heaven and hell. In Managing God's Money , Randy Alcorn breaks down exactly what the Bible has to say about how we are to handle our money and posessions in a ...


The Legacy Journey: A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity
Dave Ramsey

Ramsey Press, 2014

* Web Description Dave Ramsey shares Biblical wisdom on the legacy we build with our wealth. What does the Bible really say about money? About wealth? How much does God expect you to give to others? How does wealth affect your friendships, marriage, and children? How much is “enough”? There’s a lot of bad information in our culture today about wealth—and the wealthy. Worse, there’s a growing backlash in America against our most ...


Financial Stewardship: Experience the Freedom of Turning Your Finances over to God
Andrew Wommack

Harrison House Inc, 2012

Best-selling author Andrew Wommack shares his personal story of when he was young and strapped financially. God taught him how to have abundance in the area of finances. Andrew discusses the influence of money in our lives and how it is very real. He teaches that Jesus taught more about managing resources than He did on prayer or even faith. He exposes the manipulation that sometimes goes on with Christian ministers and how you can be immune ...


Communicating for Life: Christian Stewardship in Community and Media (RenewedMinds)
Quentin J. Schultze

Baker Academic, 2000

Offers a holistic Christian view of communication, showing the vast array of implications for using this gift to responsibly work toward peace and justice.


Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others
Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky, Connie Burk

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009

A longtime trauma worker, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky offers a deep and empathetic survey of the often-unrecognized toll on those working to make the world a better place. We may feel tired, cynical, numb, or like we can never do enough. These, and other symptoms, affect us individually and collectively, sapping the energy and effectiveness we so desperately need if we are to benefit humankind, other animals, and the planet itself. Through Trauma ...


Biblical Stewardship
Alfred Martin

ECS Ministries, 2005

Are you a wise and faithful Steward? Do you know what stewardship encompasses? Does it deal only with your personal possessions? Are you aware that biblical stewardship includes much more than money issues? Biblical stewardship is a whole-life responsibility. Alfred Martin begins his book by presenting creation as the basis of God’s ownership. He goes on to show that stewardship is a lifestyle involving the effective use of body, mind, time, ...


The Stewardship of Wealth, + Website: Successful Private Wealth Management for Investors and Their Advisors
Gregory Curtis

Wiley, 2012

Indispensable advice for building a lasting financial legacy Building wealth is hard to do, but maintaining that wealth across generations is even more challenging. In The Stewardship of Wealth: Successful Private Wealth Management for Investors and Their Advisors + Website , wealth advice expert Gregory Curtis reveals the investment secrets of the world's wealthiest families, so that financial planners, fund managers, and wealthy individuals ...



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