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This is a link to an article summarizes conclusions from a three-year research project on Religion and Economic values. The results contain insights into our deepest obsession- money.
The fundamental question is: "Why do churches remain reluctant to engage money and faith matters more directly?"
The Ecumenical Stewardship Center is an international organization funded by Christian denominations, churches, related organizations and individuals to promote Christian stewardship in its many forms.
This article is the question: "How do we decide how much to ask for?
Determining the right "ask" is critical: you don't want it to be so high that it seems frivolous, but it needs to be high enough to fulfil your vision and encourage your members to grow in their giving.
There is a little math involved in finding an "ask" that satisfies these two constraints. My purpose is to offer some simple tools to come up with an "ask" for your congregation."
The Stewardship of Life Institute, founded in 1994, is headquartered at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Gettysburg, Pa. The Institute's mission is to serve stewardship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America through its seminaries.
The Institute carries on the vision and work of its founder and benefactor, the late Arthur L. Larson, who died in 2000.
The executive director of the Stewardship of Life Institute is the Rev. Dr. William Avery, who is also the Arthur L. Larson Professor of Stewardship and Parish Ministry at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.
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