Extreme Heat Stewardship

Were not our hearts burning within us? Stewardship, like much of ministry, quickly pushes congregations back to mission and vision. It causes us to ask questions like: What is the Spirit up to in this place? Where are hearts committed? What must we stop to make room to start a new ministry? And then, once a mission is discerned, how is that communicated to the congregation?
A recent newsletter from the Center for Stewardship Leaders considers such discernment. It reminds us of Cleopas and his friend on the road to Emmaus who asked, after seeing the risen Lord but not recognizing him, “Were not are hearts burning within us?” Jesus was there, opening the scriptures to them, but it took time for them to notice.
Source: Extreme Heat by Center for Stewardship Leaders – Stewardship – Luther Seminary