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Align with the Father By Howard Rich

Stewards Align with the Father When I confess my failures as a follower of Christ, I am comforted by Psalm 103:12 which says, “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”  The comfort only comes when I go to the Father, confess my failure, ask…

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Owner Boards vs. Steward Boards By R. Scott Rodin

Owner Boards vs. Steward Boards – Do you know the difference? If you follow these blogs you’ll know that we write about the difference between owner leaders and steward leaders. In a number of posts we’ve defined owner leaders as self-reliant rather than God-reliant, tying their self-image to their job and title, seeing people as…

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God’s Vision By Howard Rich

  Stewards of God’s Vision By Howard Rich ~ If you are frustrated, angry or heartbroken about the way things are, as opposed to the way they could be, you are probably a candidate for a God-given vision. Leaders with a higher goal are never satisfied just going with the flow and doing things that…

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Stewards Under Authority By Howard Rich

LEARNING FROM ANOTHER STEWARD UNDER AUTHORITY By Howard Rich ~ Those of us in leadership positions are in and under authority, and can learn a thing or two from another man under authority in Scripture. Matthew 8:5-13 teaches a great lesson on authority, where it comes from, and how to use it. A centurion came…

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Stewards of Donor Stories By Sheila Dolinger

You are stewards of donor stories so put the power of personal testimony to work for your ministry. By Sheila Dolinger ~ Once upon a time, there was a ministry with glossy brochures, frequent social media posts, and a colorful website with carefully researched facts and financials. Yet alas, the ministry did not connect with…

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Knowledge Stewards By Jon Hirst

Are you wired to be a good knowledge steward? By Jon Hirst~ My wife and I are raising our children to steward the resources that God has given them wisely. As we walk alongside them in that journey, I have realized that some stewardship responsibilities are easier to get your head around than others. For…

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Awakenings of a Steward By Howard Rich

Defining moments lead to the awakenings of a steward. By Howard Rich~ My faith journey and involvement in the local church has been filled with many defining moments that have shaped my relationship with Christ, especially my understanding of what it means to be His steward. I came to Christ when I was 15, and…

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Jesus Names His Stewards by Howard Rich

By  Howard Rich  ~ Today, I want to share with you how in Scripture Jesus names his stewards, those who belong to him. I have often been asked if I have a favorite verse, or a life verse, from the Bible. As I reflect on this question, I realize I have a life chapter. Revelation…

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Jesus Encourages by Howard Rich

By Howard Rich ~ There is great comfort in how Jesus encourages his stewards. I have messed up in some pretty embarrassing and humiliating ways in my life. I wish I could have a do-over when that happens; like I sometimes had when I was a kid. I remember learning to play kickball in elementary…

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Steward Versus An Owner by Mark L. Vincent PhD, CCNL

by Mark L. Vincent PhD, CCNL ~ One of the first distinctions made in considering steward leadership is the difference between being a steward versus an owner. When the difference between them is explained as who “owns” the enterprise, it tempts the leader to mere awareness or mental assent:  “I KNOW the distinction.” Or, “Yes,…

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