From the Desk of Our Executive Director

Welcome to another issue of the Stewardship Journal. It’s hard to believe that we are already into November. Our last few editions have focused on the importance of end-of-year planning. Ready or not, the end of the year is two months away. We want to help you have the best stewardship months as we enter these last two months.

Here is a preview of this week’s Stewardship Journal.

One way we are reminded that it is the year’s end is that it is time to focus on the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. We lead the Journal with an interesting title, “Bringing Lottie Moon to Life.” I’ll not spoil the post’s message, but it’s not only interesting. It contains practical advice to help bring Lottie Moon to life for your church.

In his weekly column, Mark Brooks, The Stewardship Coach, asks, “Are You Your Biggest Enemy?” Mark was a former pastor before he started in the stewardship ministry. Here is a quote from this week’s post, “In my line of work, I have found that when it comes to building a culture of stewardship, the typical church staff is the real enemy.” Is that true of your staff? If so, Mark has advice on how to change that attitude.

This week’s Bonus Section is entitled Why Pastors Fear Talking Too Much About Money. It’s a follow-up to Mark’s post about being our worst enemy.

With the end of the year comes the Holidays, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This week’s Mission and Ministry moment starts that Holiday focus and is entitled Listing Our Blessings. The “talk” allows you to share some of the blessings your church has experienced due to members’ generosity. By telling your story, people will be motivated to give.

That is this week’s Journal. Our focus is to help pastors and church leaders build a culture of generosity founded upon biblical stewardship! Remember, if you know of someone who would like to receive the Journal, please send them this link for easy signup – https://mobaptist.org/stewardship/stewardship-journal/.

Advancing the Gospel!

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Dr. John Yeats

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