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Should every Church have a stewardship committee

  It is recommended that very church should have a stewardship committee that can encourage every member to learn and practice biblical stewardship in personal, family, work, and community life. Here are seven good reasons why a church should have a stewardship committee: Stewardship encompasses all of life but not much attention is given to its teaching and practice. Every believer needs help in their stewardship journey. The stewardship committee can plan an integrated teaching on stewardship for the church.…

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Should You Encourage Your Members to Give Externally

  God is an extravagant giver! As Christians, we should realize the nature of God. One of the attributes of God is generosity. Being generous means the quality of being kind, and not being selfish. It is the willingness to help give money or other things of value. God is also gracious; He loves to shower us with blessings even if we do not deserve them. And being God's children, first and foremost, we should reflect the same nature of…

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Church Vision & Mission

Talking about Vision & Mission is not uncommon amongst Church Leaders, but what is less common is ensuring the Vision & Mission are built so robustly that they have a genuine impact on the Church. Let's explore the 'how' of Church Mission & Vision. Your Church Mission What is a mission? Your mission is your purpose as a Church and why you exist. It can be broken into three important and distinct parts: WHAT you do; WHO you do it for; HOW you…

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What Generosity in Your Church Could Look Like

There is something special about generosity: it moves people. If there were a few things which could change our broken world, generosity would surely be one of them. I believe that for revival to come to Western nations, generosity must be one of the pillars in that rebuilding. Statistics clearly show that the Western Church is suffering from a “generosity shortfall.” But there is good news! When we take a look at the early Church we can see what is…

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Should a Pastor Work Part-time? (Part 2)

(In Defense of the Bi-vocational Pastor) What is a bi-vocational pastor and is it ok to be one? This is the question that comes next after we have seen how many ministers’ pay are often not enough to cover their basic needs, forcing them to seek outside compensation. The basic understanding of the term bivocational is a person who has two vocations. When used in regard to a pastor, it simply means the pastor is not fully funded by his…

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Should a Pastor Work Part-time? (Part 1)

(Understanding the Pastor’s Work Part 1) To fully understand the question as to whether a pastor should work full or part time, it is best to understand the typical work of a minister. In his article entitled the Pastor’s Week, Evangelist Dan Woltmann details a pastor’s weekly workload, which we are simplifying here. Sunday is the beginning and ending of his week. It ends a long week of preparation and prayer for the message he will share on the pulpit.…

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