From My Desk to Yours

From My Desk to Yours

Welcome to another edition of the Stewardship Journal, the SBC’s Go-To Guide for Information, Practical Advice, and Tips for Building a Culture of Generosity on Biblical Principles.

The Stewardship Journal is much more than a collection of posts and articles. The weekly Journal lays out the basics of stewardship planning. The additional resources we are making available for free help give you actionable plans for carrying out those basics. Here is how to access these resources:

  • First, go to the Stewardship Journal site at
  • Look in the upper right corner of the site for the link that says ‘Resources’ and click on it.
  • Fill out the ‘Create an Account’ information. Your Username can be your email or any other name you assign. Create your own password and be sure to write it down for the future.
  • Where it asks for an invite code, use this code: SBCSJ2024!
  • In the final box, select our state convention.

Put these tools in your toolbox and see how giving increases! To hear more about the Stewardship Journal platform, check out our weekly podcast this week to hear our interview with Mark Brooks, The Stewardship Coach. You will find it here:

Now, here is a preview of this week’s Journal.

“Do you spend more time preparing for and executing your announcements each Sunday or your offering time?” That is the opening sentence in Mark Brooks,’ The Stewardship Coach, in his post on the offering’s fundamentals. Mark shares more offering basics with his column this week, entitled Exegeting the Fundamentals of Receiving an Offering.

Mark’s Bonus Section, entitled How I Write Offering Talks, gives you basic ideas on making your offering time worshipful and effective.

The offering isn’t dead, but it is different. In our final post, Developing a Digital Giving Strategy, we discuss how to use technology and the key tools your church needs for the 21st-century offering.

Are you enjoying the Stewardship Journal? Then let us know! Do you have a topic you would like us to write on? Let us know! We exist to help you!

In Jesus’ name!

Dr. Shawn Parker

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