Effective Stewardship Communiqué

December 2018 - Doin’ and Gettin’

Zig Ziglar is a well-known, first-class motivational speaker who is one of my favorites. I always benefit from listening to him or reading his books. I especially appreciate his consistent Christian testimony and the way he weaves scriptural principles into … Read More

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November 2018 - Tenant Farmers With a Short-term Lease

Each year near the end of October, the music ministry of our church sponsors “Keyboard Praise,” a program featuring ten grand pianos and the organ. Selections include everything from Southern Gospel to classical literature. There is something on the program … Read More

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October 2018 - Grace Giving

In the adult class I teach in my church, I’ve been dealing with the theme of “grace” for several weeks. Not only is our salvation given to us by grace through faith, but all that we are and have is … Read More

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September 2018 - A Church Can Operate Without Funds (Or Can It?)

A church sent this announcement to its membership:

We have discovered a way for our church to function without money. Will you cooperate?

Each member will come to services dressed warmly enough to eliminate any necessity for heating the building.

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August 2018 - Effective Stewardship What?

Communiqué is a simple but relatively unknown word. It is a noun which means “to communicate or announce.” This publication from KLW Enterprises is designed to communicate and announce various aspects of the program known as “Effective Stewardship: Building on … Read More

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July 2018 - Fall Campaigns

Many churches have an annual financial emphasis known as a “Fall Campaign,” although some may occur in the spring. Through this means, a church attempts to underwrite the budget for the coming year. Usually, this is done by asking members … Read More

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June 2018 - What to Expect

Regularly, I am asked the question, “What type of results should we expect from the ‘Effective Stewardship’ program?” That question, or a variation of it, is usually asked by Finance Committees, Church Councils, Stewardship Boards, or similar groups as they … Read More

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May 2018 - God Owns It All

The “Effective Stewardship” program is based on a simple principle found in Psalm 24:1 — “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” In other words, God owns it all. According … Read More

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April 2018 - Dogs That Hunt

A number of years ago, I was in Memphis, Tennessee, where I was providing consulting services to the Board of Directors of a bank. In the course of the meeting, one of the directors made this statement in response to … Read More

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March 2018 - The Reason Why

Did you ever stop to ask yourself why the “Effective Stewardship” program places so much emphasis on money, material possessions and giving? Some might conclude that the main reason is that all churches need more money. Therefore, the program exists … Read More

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