Don’t Give Up Meeting Together

Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another. — Hebrews 10:24-25 The single most revealing measurement of a congregation’s health and spiritual vitality? Attendance at worship. That’sContinue reading “Don’t Give Up Meeting Together”

Leadership in Stewardship

Last week we noted that the most important single factor in a congregation’s commitment to our shared giving program (apportionments) is a pastor’s commitment and ability to lead in the ministry of giving. Jesus commands us to be givers more than receivers. The good news is that, even in tough economic times, most of ourContinue reading “Leadership in Stewardship”

Pastoral Leadership in Stewardship

Bishop Al Gwinn, who is doing some great things in the North Carolina Conference, shared with me a study that was done in the West Ohio Conference related to the impact of pastoral leadership on the fair-share giving (apportionments) of a congregation. I found it interesting: In the late 90’s Dr. Don House of theContinue reading “Pastoral Leadership in Stewardship”