Thursday, April 23, 2009

My Christian Blogs

Check out the link on the left to find great blogs to enhance your thought and challange you in your walk with Christ!

Thanks Tony for providing this!


Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Steward Culture

While reading articles on the current economic perspective of the average person I discovered a great statement that reveals a "turning" in the mindset of people that is actually the foundation of a great culture of stewardship.

Here it is:

"A consumer culture invites us to want more than we can ever have; a culture of thrift invites us to be grateful for whatever we can get. So we pass the time by tending our gardens and patching our safety nets and debating whether, years from now, this season will be remembered for what we lost, or all that we found."

Call it thrift or steward - they both imply the same. Americans are beginning to see the difference and the foundation is being laid for stewards. It is a great time to teach stewardship. People are hungry for it and actually willing to learn it.

Are you teaching your people to be STEWARDS?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Stewardship is thriving today!

Over the past year we have all heard and seen the comments that appear to mark the death of Christian Stewardship in America. The main thought being expressed is simple; we have lived past the days when people are willing to give the tithe and we must accept this fact.

The great news is just as simple; churches across America are seeing an increase in Stewardship in all areas even during these tough economic times. How? When the biblical principles are taught, God works in the hearts of His people and the result is His! The promises of God are as active today as they were two years ago. God is still God and God is not bound to any economic system or collapse of such.

From the North to the South, East to the West, God is working in many ways as leaders lead their people to live obediently to God. Three churches in the past 4 months have seen a 30%+ increase in tithes weekly as God has worked during Capital Campaigns. Those same churches have met or exceeded the norms that Eklund Stewardship has witnessed for years during such campaigns. Young and old are seeing that God can use them and that their finances can get straight with Him in the lead. Churches are reducing debt loads and paying for new buildings and ministries. All that is needed is Steward Leaders! Are you experiencing this move of God?

Yes, stewardship is thriving. Give us a call and we will gladly share with your how you and your people can experience the work of God in your finances. God's churches should never experience a shortfall - He owns it all. We simply must be good stewards.