books about: stewardship
Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest (BK Business)
Service, Accountability, and Partnership 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 ...
Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self Interest
As a successful managing strategy for corporate. governmental, and nonprofit organizations, "stewardship" is, fundamentally, the spirit of partnership and service. Stewardship explains how to integrate the management of work and the doing of work to redistribute purpose and power within an organization.
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, ...
Crafting A Theology Of Stewardship (and why your church needs one)
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 ...
Not Your Parents' Offering Plate: A New Vision for Financial Stewardship
J. Clif Christopher
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 ...
Stewardship: Lessons Learned from the Lost Culture of Wall Street
John G. Taft
Charles D. Ellis
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 authentic ...
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.
Elevator Pitch Your Offerings: A one year plan for short stewardship messages
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.
The Stewardship of Life: Making the Most of All That You Have and All That You Are
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 ...
Effective Stewardship Participant's Guide: Doing What Matters Most
Jonathan and Amanda Witt
In this five-session small group Bible study, hosted by Dave Stotts, Effective Stewardship: Doing What Matters Most, you will learn how to think critically and biblically about the areas of responsibility that God has entrusted to you. Christian stewardship is about more than the money we drop into the collection plate, instead stewardship is everything we do after we say we believe: serving God in our vocation, stewardship of nature and the ...
Ask, Thank, Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation
Charles R. Lane
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 ...
Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good
Amy L. Sherman
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 ...
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 ...
One Minute Stewardship Sermons
Jr Charles Cloughen
One Minute Stewardship Sermons
The Stewardship of Wealth, + Website: Successful Private Wealth Management for Investors and Their Advisors
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 ...
Managing God's Money: A Biblical Guide
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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 33 Laws of Stewardship: Principles for a Life of True Fulfillment
Spire Resources Inc.
All too often the word Stewardship is given a very narrow definition, focusing only on the management of money. It is so much more than that. Stewardship encompasses virtually every part of life. It is the wise, purposeful management of all that we have and all that we are. To understand stewardship is to grasp the essence of life's meaning. To practice stewardship is to fulfill that meaning in a way that pleases God and satisfies the most ...
Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others
Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky
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 ...
Whose Offering Plate Is It?: New Strategies for Financial Stewardship
J. Clif Christopher
In Not Your Parents' Offering Plate , Clif Christopher challenged churches and pastors to take a lesson from the leaders of not-for-profit organizations: if you want people to give to your church, first offer them a compelling vision of the good that their giving will accomplish. The book encouraged an entire culture change for many in the Christian community in how they viewed the offering plate. It also unleashed a barrage of questions on ...
Managing Money God's Way: A 31-Day Daily Devotional About Stewardship and Biblical Giving
As Christians we are hard-wired with a desire to be generous givers. Unfortunately, many Christians are greatly limited in their giving potential because they don't have their money under control! Join Bob in this 31 day daily devotional as he shares his own experiences, insights, questions, and discoveries about Biblical money management and what we can do to be better stewards of our money. Each short chapter ...
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