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  • Author: Dr. John R. Frank, CFRE, DMin, and President of the Frank Group, presented this paper at the 2009 Development and Institutional Advancement Program.
  • Updated: 12/17/2012
  • Copyright: Dr. John R. Frank
    The Frank Group

The article identifies changes and trends that are taking place in relationship regarding the practices and perceptions of stewardship.

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  • Author: Mark Quade s an independent stewardship consultant.
  • Updated: 12/11/2012
  • Copyright: Salt Seasonings v03.12
    Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Mark Quade reflects on Christmas and tells the story about he, as a 12-year-old, and found and returned a wallet that contained a large sum of cash. The recipient was full of gratitude and Mark experienced the joy of giving.

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  • Author: Rolf A. Jacobson is associate professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.
  • Updated: 07/11/2011
  • Copyright: Copyright ޞ񁞠ޔښ 2006, Word & World, St. Paul, Minn. All rights reserved.

Are a church's people "members"? "Disciples"? In the following article, Rolf Jacobson says calling them "stewards of God's mysteries" would better reflect the biblical picture of church membership.

"Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God's mysteries. Moreover it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy"(1 Corinthians 4:1-2).

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  • Author: Mike Rusert
  • Updated: 06/30/2011

I often find myself in conversation with church leaders who wonder how best to "do stewardship" with people under forty.  Luther Seminary student Mike Rusert serves as Senior High Youth Director at Jacob's Well, a congregation filled with people in their twenties and thirties.  Mike was a student in a class I taught this past semester, and wrote a paper describing his ideas for stewardship ministry at Jacob's Well.  I am pleased to present his ideas here, because I am convinced that what he has to say speaks to the question I often hear lots of us posing, "How do we do stewardship with people under forty?"  Here are Mike's thoughts. - Chick Lane

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  • Author: John Indermark is a United Church of Christ minister and writer who lives in Naselle, Washington.   He is the author of  Traveling the Prayer Paths of Jesus.
  • Updated: 04/12/2011
  • Copyright: Logos Productions, 1-800-328-0200.

What is the starting point of stewardship?
Option A:  Stewardship as Investment
Option B:  Stewardship as Crisis Management
Option C:  Stewardship as Obligation
Option D:  Stewardship as An Act of Faith