From the Desk of Our Executive Director

From the Desk of Our Executive Director

Are you a Pro-Digital pastor? I must confess I had never heard of that term before reading our lead post entitled The Pro-Digital Pastor. The article is about a new Barna study that tracks the digital giving patterns of American church members. I think you will be surprised at some of the findings we report here. We share the pertinent facts and give you practical advice on meeting this growing need to be a pro-digital pastor.

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

Have you started planning for your Easter offering? Easter is eight weeks away. Most pastors don’t think about the Easter offering, much less eight weeks ahead. They need to read Mark Brooks, The Stewardship Coach’s, post entitled The Easter Offering Pushback. Mark will give you multiple reasons why you should entertain using Easter to increase generosity and how to do that.

This week’s Bonus Section is entitled Correcting Easter Offering Mistakes. It’s a continuation of the Easter offering planning we offer. Utilizing the points in this section will lead to a better result this Easter. By following these points, you can see your best Easter offering.

Did your team win the Super Bowl? If not, you’ll survive, and there is always next year! While even the top teams sometimes lose, God’s team never does! This week’s Mission and Ministry talk plays off the Super Bowl, pointing out that by giving to your church, members can be winners. The talk is entitled We Are the Winning Team.

We will be moving all Missions and Ministry talks away from the weekly Stewardship Journal site starting in March. You will find an explanation at the start of this week’s section explaining how to access hundreds of offering talks, all for free. This is a significant savings as the leading offering talk provider sells access to their site for $99 a month.

Speaking of $99, that is what Mark Brooks charges for his Stewardship Coach newsletter. As a partner with the Missouri Baptist Convention, you have access to this tool for free. Why are we providing you with these tools? To help you build an enduring culture of generosity based upon biblical principles. We are your stewardship resource for,

Advancing the Gospel!

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Dr. John Yeats

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