Posts Tagged ‘Gary Hoag’

Accountability and Generosity By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

Accountability is essential to inspire generosity. To encourage greater generosity to your ministry, I want to encourage you to champion accountability. The connection between accountability and generosity can be traced back to the biblical pattern set by the Apostle Paul in his international orchestration of the Jerusalem collection from A.D. 53-58. In his correspondence, we…

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Debts to Dump By Dr. Gary Hoag

  The Debts to Dump and One to Keep On a recent trip to Mongolia I gained a new insights about debts.  I had the privilege of spending a few nights out on the land in a “ger,” which may be more commonly recognized by its Russian equivalent, the “yurt.” It’s basically a large round…

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Discern Direction By Dr. Gary Hoag

Discover the four critical practices that will enable you to discern direction for your ministry. By Dr. Gary Hoag ~  Recently, a non-profit ministry board chair and executive director asked me for advice on discerning direction for the organization they served. After further inquiry on my part, I learned that they were looking for clarity…

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Unnamed Characters By Gary Hoag

Here is what we learn from three unnamed New Testament characters. By Gary Hoag ~ Lately, in my daily walk with Jesus I am learning a lot from unnamed NT characters. Stewards that pastor churches and administrate ministries often look at named saints in the Scriptures for inspiration and instruction. In this post, I highlight my top…

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5 Tips for Marriages in Ministry By Gary and Jenni Hoag

Five Important Tips for Marriages in Ministry By Gary and Jenni Hoag – This next summer we will celebrate 25 years of marriage while actively engaging in ministry. Over that timeframe our marriage has been filled with highs and lows, much like one of our favorite couples in the Scriptures, Priscilla and Aquila. Priscilla and…

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The Pursuit of God's Will

By Dr. R.Scott Rodin The single most important work we do as steward leaders is to seek to know God’s will and pursue it with obedience and excellence. If you agree, let me ask you how many times you have thought or said out loud, ‘If only we knew for certain what God wanted us…

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Eternity-Oriented Metrics

Steward leaders use eternity-oriented metrics to measure the effectiveness of faithfulness-focused strategies. They tend to be more qualitative than quantitative. For example, Jesus called twelve disciples and instructed them to make disciples. He defined that not with quantifiable evangelistic goals (such as number of souls saved), but with the qualitative imperative that they team people…

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3 Core Characteristics of Kingdom Outcomes

Gary G. Hoag, Ph.D., R. Scott Rodin, Ph.D., & Wesley K. Willmer, Ph.D. We propose that kingdom outcomes have three characteristics: Kingdom Outcomes are the Byproduct of Obedience to the Holy Spirit Kingdom outcomes are the result of submission to the leading of the Holy Spirit. In Galatians 5:22-23, Paul reminds us that it is the Spirit…

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Top 10 List of New Testament Givers and their Gifts

by Gary G. Hoag, PhD The context for my post today is the Christmas season when our thoughts focus on gift giving. Rather than direct your attention to purchasing a home entertainment system, the latest name brand clothing or the newest toys for girls and boys, I want to shift our gaze from this century…

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Raising Up Stewards

by Gary G. Hoag, Ph.D. Most people think that the job of development professionals is to “raise money” for the ministries they serve. Others go a step further and express that they “build relationships with people” who already support or may be interested in supporting God’s work there. Both of these comments are byproducts or…

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