Posts Tagged ‘Christian Stewardship Association’

Planning with God’s Purpose and Perspective By Dr. Zenet Maramara

Planning and Setting Goals God’s Way We start a new year by planning and setting goals that we want to accomplish. Then, we create metrics that tell us whether we achieved those goals. Unfortunately, it has not been easy to plan in the last couple of years, much less predict and evaluate results because the…

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The Blessedness of a Thriving Leader By Dr. Zenet Maramara

The Blessedness of a Thriving Christian Leader   A thriving Christian leader is a joyful, obedient steward of God who is blessed by the Lord. Psalm 112 paints a picture of a thriving follower of God. That person is blessed because she fears the Lord and finds delight in obeying God and his commands. Her…

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Godly Governance By Dr. Zenet Maramara

What does godly governance look like? The concept of governance is not new. It is found in the Bible as early as creation. When God created the world and all that is in it, he entrusted its care and governance to Adam and his posterity. Humankind, as God’s representative, is mandated to exert dominion and…

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Goodbye 2020 : With Thanksgiving and Gratitude By Dr. Zenet Maramara

Are you ready to end 2020 with thanksgiving and gratitude? How do we end the year 2020, with thankfulness and gratitude when it is filled with Covid 19 pandemic, chaos, confusion, global lockdown, and a halt on our normal way of life? God’s Sovereignty We are saddened and grieve with those who lost loved ones…

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Be Still By Zenet Maramara

The Gift of Being Still Be still, cease from striving, rest, relax. Prior to the Corona virus pandemic, these were luxuries we hardly afforded ourselves. We had more work than the actual hours of the day. We were so caught up in the busyness of the life, work demands, expectations, as well as self-imposed pressures.…

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Heart and Mind By Zenet Maranara

The Heart and Mind of the Steward Leader The primary consideration in discussing the heart and mind of the steward leader focuses on the person of the steward leader. It starts with the “being” of the person. Scott Rodin refers to it as the “who question” and asks “who am I and whose am I?”…

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The Day I Stopped Fundraising By Zenet Maramara

Stop Fundraising! I was a fundraiser for Asian Theological Seminary in Manila for ten years. I began that job at the time when the American-founded seminary began to nationalize its leadership and faculty after twenty years. It made sense that funding needed to be nationalized also and to start local fundraising. I had no formal…

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