Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Gary G. Hoag’

Multiplying Stewards By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

A 4-Step Approach to Multiplying Stewards God wants all stewards to participate in spreading the good news of Jesus. However, our strategies often bear little fruit. Why? I think we ignore the example of Jesus and how He engaged people and aimed at multiplication. Consider His 4-step approach and how you might multiply stewards at…

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Framework for Discernment Retreats By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

Discernment Retreats to Align Your Ministry to God’s Plan We can’t plan travel or program retreats as we did in the past. This has led us as church and ministry workers to set aside our desires with fasting to discern God’s heart. We have had to rethink how we do what we do. This has…

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The Pathways to Sustained Interdependence By Gary G. Hoag

Have you found the pathway to sustained interdependence? Sustained interdependence is the necessary interplay between people and God that results in fruitful and flourishing ministry. This post aims to unpack the aspects of this necessary interplay so you can experience it where you serve. Sustained Interdependence In his book When Money Goes On Mission, Rob…

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Biblical Insights on CEO Succession By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

Biblical Insights on CEO Succession to Guide Christian Organizations Though the world of the Bible differed greatly from present times, we do find examples of succession that can inform CEO transitions today. For example, Numbers 27:15-23 offers three keen insights from the story of Moses and Joshua. And Moses said to the Lord, “May the…

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Seven More Letters By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

Letters to Seven More Churches God gave John a message for each of the seven churches in Asia Minor. We read the seven letters in Revelation 2-3. Churches throughout history have found inspiration from these letters. We could summarize them in this way: To the church in Ephesus, He said, “Remember your first love!” (2:1-7).…

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Protect Your Mind and Ministry By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

Protect Your Mind and Ministry from the Love of Money By Dr. Gary G. Hoag ~ Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 “The love of money” must not surface…

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Help that Never Hurts by Dr. Gary G. Hoag

There is indeed one help that never hurts. By Dr. Gary G. Hoag ~ In recent years, helpful books such as When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert have raised our awareness to the fact that many of our charitable…

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Your Favorite Bible Verse By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

What’s your favorite Bible verse on stewardship? By Dr. Gary G. Hoag Recently I was asked to write a reflection of about 150 words about a favorite Bible verse that has been formative in my personal Christian stewardship and generosity journey. Here was my reply. “As a biblical scholar who helped review the content of…

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Budgeting Insights from the Early Church by Dr. Gary G. Hoag

Four Church Budgeting Insights from the Early Church By Dr. Gary G. Hoag ~ God cares about the faithful handling of church finances and so does the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). I am privileged to serve on an ECFA Advisory Committee offering counsel linked to the development of financial literacy resources for churches.…

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The Magi and the Messiah By Dr. Gary Hoag

By Dr. Gary Hoag During this special week, here are my modern reflections on the Magi and the Messiah. Matthew 2:1-12 recounts that Magi from the East saw a star and journeyed to Jerusalem looking for the newborn king of the Jews. Meanwhile, King Herod, disturbed by their assertion about a royal baby asks the…

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