It has been said, “the last thing standing between Jesus and our hearts is our wallet.”
We turn to Fortune magazine, E-Trade, Wal-mart, and Geico for advice about our money. But rarely do we turn to the Bible and to our faith. Faith and money are, somehow, separate. Why is that?
Jesus said things like,
“Sell your possessions, and give to the needy.”
“One’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
“And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried.”
“The love of money is a root of all kinds of evils.”
To truly lead a congregation, a pastor needs to articulate their own Theology of Stewardship. Joel Mikell, in his recent blog posts, has provided a road map. In this latest post, he sums it all up with Five Reasons Every Church Should Have a Theology of Stewardship.
The seven perspectives I presented in earlier posts from my book, Crafting a Theology of Stewardship, were a starting place for church pastors and other leaders