The Stewardship Resource Database

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Article  Article
  • Author: Jonathan Reitz is CEO at CoachNet North America.
  • Updated: 10/12/2009
  • Copyright: From Salt Seasonings; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 8765 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631.   This may be reproduced for local use with attribution.

Any time a congregation slips into maintenance mode, what happens?  As an example, what would happen if your church leaders consistently said, "I've got to get some new members around here so that we can make sure we can pay our bills." Pretty soon the congregation would be hard pressed to hear God's guidance and the manna in the congregation would be in danger of going bad.  So self-involvement leads to poor listening which leads to the manna God provides going bad.


Article  Article
  • Author: Unknown Salt Contributor
  • Updated: 10/09/2009
  • Copyright: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Any part of Salt Seasonings can be reproduced with attribution. All Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible (NRSV).

"How can we make sure that our pledges will match our budget?"

Focus on faith response as opposed to fund raising!


Article  Article
  • Author: Jonathan Reitz is CEO at CoachNet North America.
  • Updated: 09/29/2009
  • Copyright: Stewardship Resources, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 8765 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631.  May be reproduced for local use with attribution.

    Scripture quotations from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright, 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA and used by permission.

Texts:  Mark 6:38 and Romans 8:24
Asset Based Planning
Asset-based thinking begins with the idea that God has given us all kinds of opportunities to use our gifts for God's glory (and the glory of God's kingdom).


Article  Article
  • Author: Jonathan Reitz is CEO at CoachNet North America.
  • Updated: 09/18/2009
  • Copyright: Stewardship Resources, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 8765 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631.  Any part of Salt Seasonings can be reproduced for local use with attribution.

    Scripture quotations from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA and used by permission.

Different generations reflect different types of givers within a congregation.


Article  Article
  • Author: Christian Smith is a Professor of Sociology at Notre Dame University.  Michael O. Emerson is a Professor of Sociology at Rice University.
  • Updated: 08/26/2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-19-533711-2
  • Copyright: Oxford

In a sociological study of American Christians, the authors search for an answer to the question:  "Why do Christians in the United States not give away their money much more generously than they do?"