Celebrate Stewardship!

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I recently enjoyed breakfast with a retired Moravian pastor and we reflected on her time serving our denomination. I asked her what she wished our churches would do more of, and she quickly responded, “Celebrate!” She went on to say, “As children of God, we have so many reasons to rejoice. God has promised to be with us and we know that no matter what happens, God gives us everything we need to do what He has called us to ...

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On Tiny Houses and Stewardship

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When I was a child I had a dollhouse, built for me by my grandfather and my mother, and I loved all things miniature. I knew where to go (in both Winston-Salem and at the beach where we vacationed every summer) to find tiny food, tiny household objects, and tiny furniture, and I thoughtfully saved my money to be able to buy new items for the magical world that came alive inside my dollhouse.

Recently my husband, Mark, had the pleasure ...

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Stewardship. What do you think of when you hear that word?

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By Laura Watson

In his book Stewardshift, Bob Sitze summarizes stewardship with these three points:

  • Stewardship is a set of beliefs. Your beliefs center on God, not yourself: God’s nature, God’s will, God’s gifts, God’s presence
  • Stewardship describes practices or behaviors. Your beliefs compel actions, reactions to God’s gifts, and obedience to God’s commands.
  • Stewardship becomes an identity. Over time, your actions become habits, which, in turn, layer themselves over the core of your being: a servant of God.

Oftentimes in our churches, “stewardship” is ...

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Forever Home

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In 2015 Home Church began an intentional, ongoing planned giving stewardship ministry called “Forever Home: Stewarding God’s Gifts in Perpetuity.”

Recently, I spoke to one of our members who returned a response card and indicated that Home Church would receive a portion of his estate through a bequest in his will. This gentleman asked to remain anonymous, saying, “there’s no need to make a big fuss” as leaving a portion of his estate to the church is “probably something everybody will ...

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