Effective Stewardship Communiqué

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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February 2018 - And That’s the Way It Is

According to national polls, Walter Cronkite was one of most trusted men in America. His integrity was above reproach in every respect. No wonder his tenure as anchor of the CBS Evening News was one of the high points of … Read More

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January 2018 - Giving Beyond Our Abilities

In the “Effective Stewardship” program, the maxim is frequently stated that the amount of money a person possesses actually has little to do with his or her ability to give to the Lord’s work. We cite the Macedo­nian Christians who … Read More

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December 2017 - Decorating Our Heavenly Home

In the 44 years we have been married, my wife and I have built five new homes. In retrospect, some of the decisions were rela­tively simple. Others were very time-con­suming and much more difficult. One of the more challenging areas … Read More

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November 2017 - Doing What We Don’t Want to Do

When he was head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Tom Landry once said, “I have a job to do that is not very complicated, but it is often difficult: To get a group of men to do what they don’t … Read More

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