Your Relationship With Your Money

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During May 2017, COMPASS focused on “Your Relationship with Your Money” including the live chat with Mike Little. Learn how your relationship with money influences your understanding of Christian stewardship as discipleship. Along with this chat there are blog posts by Marcia Shetler, Beryl Jantzi, Darryl Dahlheimer, and Mike Little. Monthly Blog Posts: Understanding Our Relationship With Money by Marcia Shetler What is Your Money, Debt Management, and Generosity Type? by Beryl Jantzi Money Autobiography by Darryl Dahlheimer Let’s talk about money by Mike Little COMPASS Chat Compass Chat with Mike Little May 31, 2017
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ESC News May 2017

ESC News May 2017

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Making the Case for Faithful Generosity In 1996, the book Money Matters: Personal Giving in American Churches was published. It shared the results of an extensive study of church giving in five diverse denominations. The study found that generous congregations encourage regular consistent giving supported by prayerful and thoughtful planning.  More than two decades later, additional research and practices have supported these findings. In the 2008 book Passing the Plate: Why Christians Don't Give Away More Money, authors Christian Smith and Michael Emerson reached the same conclusion. More May Author Chat Features Margaret Marcuson Don't miss the May Author Chat with Margaret Marcuson, featuring her book Social Media for Your Church. More May COMPASS Live Chat Features Mike Little Join Mike Little of the Faith and Money Network at the…
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Faithful Stewards are Agents of Hope

Faithful Stewards are Agents of Hope

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Stewardship and the practice of generosity can bring great joy! In fact generosity is life-giving to both the giver and the recipient. However, it also is true that in our world and close at hand in our own neighborhoods, there are people in desperate need. So to simply proclaim God’s abundance and to say that God will provide seems intellectually dishonest. If God’s promise of provision were true, why do so many lack the essential things of life? That, of course, is where the concept of being a steward takes on its deepest meaning for our time and place. God envisions us (in fact charges us) with being the source of that provision. The world as God imagines it is one of deep and abiding community where each individual is…
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