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The Best Steward Leader Role Model by Dr. Marybeth Leavell

A Steward Role Model Set an Example to Follow The amazing thing about leadership is that everybody seems to have a different definition or uses different role models to set the standard. According to one source, there are over 850 recognized definitions for leadership! Of all these options, the leadership theory that resonates the most…

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Hearing God in an Odd Convergence R. Scott Rodin

Convergence of Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday From the Heart of a Steward Today represents an interesting convergence of two days. I love Valentine’s Day. I mark the Day with gifts and words conveying my love for Linda each year. It is a warm and bright day amid a dark and dreary season. So, I…

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Intentional Relationships By Dr. Al Hearne II

The Steward Leader Builds Intentional Relationships What happens when the steward leader’s life becomes so challenging that they cannot fulfill their responsibilities or build relationships? “We own nothing. God owns everything; we are simply managers.” Boa (2005) The Bible says, ‘You may say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced…

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Thanksgiving Is All in Your Head By R.Scott Rodin

Is Thanksgiving in your head, and should it be? The Oxford Dictionary defines thanksgiving as “the feeling of being happy or grateful because of something.”[1] I think the Oxford Dons got it wrong. What they’ve described is thanksfeeling. If they are right, then it will only take a brief viewing of local, national, and world news to convince you to leave…

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Sustainability According to the Scriptures by Dr. Gary G. Hoag

Mindset for the Sustainability of Churches and Ministries What mindset should stewards have regarding the sustainability of operations? Churches and ministries need funding to address local needs, aid those in crisis, teach students, and deploy missionaries. The world says, “Resources are scarce. Supply is limited to man’s capacity. So, as a result, you must hoard…

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Collaboration in Christian Ministry By Dr. Zenet Maramara

Effective Collaboration Takes Us Farther Having spent forty years in full-time Christian ministry, I have learned the critical importance of collaboration in advancing the work of the Kingdom of God. One key lesson is that catalyzing movements like biblical generosity requires the collective effort of an entire network rather than being the sole responsibility of…

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Living and Leading in an Age of Anxiety By R. Scott Rodin

Learn to Resist the Anxiety the World Provides Mark Sayer’s new book, A Non-Anxious Presence, How a Changing and Complex World Will Create a Remnant of Renewed Christian Leaders, suggests that anxiety is the dominant theme in our world and our leadership. This anxiety is generated by what he calls the ‘gray zone’ in which…

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Meditate on These Things By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

My Case for Finding Time to Meditate As a steward, my choice to pause and meditate allows me to continually calibrate my heart and mind to the Master’s voice. The spiritual practices of prayer, contemplation, and reflection strengthen the bond of trust between me and God, my owner. Because when I pause and meditate on…

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Be Willing to Listen By Ed McDowell

Will you listen to what He has to say? “But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.“ Luke 6:27-28 NLT From beginning to end, Luke chapter 6 is filled with Jesus showing…

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Faithful in All Things By R. Scott Rodin

Becoming Faithful Steward Leaders We are called first to be faithful stewards in every area of our lives. As we walk that journey and are called to leadership positions, our steward’s worldview will carry over and impact every aspect of our leadership role. In this blog, I want to focus on how we, as steward…

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