Randy Alcorn uses the Bible to approach this often touchy subject head-on, sounding a wake-up call to Christians who have adopted the world's attitude towards wealth and prosperity. Thought-provoking arguments challenge readers to change their attitudes and use their God-given resources in ways that will impact eternity. Alcorn deals straightforwardly with materialism, stewardship, and rewards in heaven.
We all know that everything we have is a gift from God. But some-times it's hard to know just how to give "back" to God. How much is enough? What does the Bible really say? What should giving look like in our everyday lives? Filled with good news for followers of Jesus, "Giving to God" shows Christians the way to a better life and a better relationship both with their money and with God.
Popular author and Bible scholar Mark Allan Powell presents stewardship as an act of worship, an expression of faith, and a discipline for spiritual growth. Faithful use of our time, talents, and treasures starts with a deep, satisfying relationship with the God to whom we belong. We can then learn, says Powell, to give gladly and gene ... more
R.T. Kendall believes that all Christians are called to tithe. What is more, he is convinced that the church would be revitalized and the world transformed if all Christians did begin to tithe. Dr. Kendall combines this bold claim with the biblical, theological, and practical implications of tithing. Tithing is sometimes regarded as threatening, but it emerges in this book as both challenging and inspiring. Numerous exciting testimonies are told, all demonstrating in individual lives the principle that underlies tithing. "You cannot outgive the Lord."
Giving demands discipline and commitment, and methods can be implemented to enrich a congregation's experience and attitude toward giving. Stan Toler and Elmer Towns have combined pastoral leadership with practical applications that expand the role giving plays in the life of a vital, growing church.
A gifted leader, administrator, and inspirational speaker, Stan Toler is known as a "pastor to pastors." He serves as the Senior pastor of Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma City and conducts seminars for INJOY. Toler is the author of numerous books on church ministry, evangelism, and pastoral resources. In his many roles of Service, Stan finds support and Joy in his wife, Linda. He shares his love of sports with h ... more
Money Matters in Church helps leaders to discover a one-stop, comprehensive model for managing finances and fundraising. It guides leaders of any size church or ministry to create a culture of giving that supports savvy, faithful, and legal financing. The authors present a biblical theology of stewardship that supports ways to develop donors and maximize contributions, enact a strategic budget and effective audit process, project income and expenses, work with banks, compensate staff, and address debt. The book??'s practical step-by-step approach makes finance issues understandable for leaders without a business background.