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A Church’s Biggest Stewardship Mistake

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Most churches view stewardship as an issue for individuals within the organization but don’t think about the implications for the organization. In other words, they teach the principles of stewardship to the congregation but don’t practice them as an organization. This is the fourth wall that keeps us from being the church that God intends. As church leaders, we need to remember that stewardship is just as relevant to how we handle our ministry budget as our family budget. Organizationally we need to remember that the church organization does not own anything anymore than individuals own anything. We are stewards of what God has given us. (This also means that we are stewards (shepherds of God’s people, but that’s another post for another time.) We need to develop a stewardship plan for our organization that sets the philosophy for how we develop our budgets. We then need to be transparent about how we are practicing stewardship as an organization so that we model it to the church. Then our church will learn to be effective stewards of what God has given us.

For more information about developing at Stewardship Plan or how to guide your church to become betters stewards of what God has given them contact Jericho Ministry Solutions.