Ask, Thank, Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation
The goal of this book, says author Charles Lane, is to perform a dramatic rescue of stewardship, freeing it from any connection whatsoever to "paying the bills." When the Bible talks about stewardship it almost always talks about the intimate connection between how a person handles financial matters and that person's relationship with God. Stewardship is an intensely spiritual matter that lies close to a disciple's relationship with Jesus.The book is designed especially for use in congregational planning and study. Congregational stewardship leaders will come back to three foundational verbs ? ask, thank, tell ? over and over as they help individuals experience the joy of giving generously. The author makes the convincing case that there is little in life today that can help a disciple grow in relationship with Jesus more than a solid intentional biblical stewardship.
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Although I have not finished reading, this book is an eye opener. I have been convicted to a new mindset about financial Stewardship as well as "gifts". I passed a copy to my Pastor. He has expressed a strong interest in introducing the conepts through his sermons and through a workshop. Read full review
This book is beautifully and concisely written, pulls no punches, and lends itself to chapter by chapter discussion. It is deeply theological and spiritual, and highly practical, the ideal way to train and orient people to the ministry of helping people grow in relationship to God by growing as disciples who are "walking the walk." The only thing it does not do is reference the sort of social data that Michael Durall's book does so well.
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