Ideas / Spirituality Relationships / Community Impact / Change
Ephesians 2:4-10 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us 5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ * —by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— 9 not the result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.
Stewardship in the Church Begins and Ends with God’s Loving Kindness and Our Response. If we focus on this, then we will see God working in the midst of all that we do. We will see how Stewardship is an opportunity to respond to God in gratitude and with generosity.
Say Thanks in Gratitude Give Back in Service Make Welcome in Open Hospitality Honor Others with Dignity, Respect and Kindness Create Goodness through Personal Initiative to Make A Difference That Matters
Circle of Impact – Perspective for How to Lead Five Questions – Process for Deciding What To Do Five Actions of Gratitude – Actions that Support Stewardship
1.Whether Problem Solving or Planning, Use All Three Dimensions. 2. Starting Point is to Clarify the Connecting Ideas.
Members – A life that is Personally Meaningful, Relationships that are Socially Fulfilling and an impact that makes differences that matters Congregation – Higher Participation, Greater Contribution, More Resources Community – A Witness to the Love of God in Jesus Christ that Makes a Difference that Matters Kingdom – People will come to a church that is generous, kind and giving.
Tools: Circle of Impact Five Questions Five Actions of Gratitude Context of Congregation Change
The Stewardship of Gratitude Workshop
The Stewardship of Gratitude for Congregations A Workshop for Pastors, Officers and Stewardship Committeeson the Creating a Congregation Culture of Gratitude & Generosity Dr. Ed Brenegar Community of Leadership, LLC
Agenda Expectations & IssuesPeople & the Church / Gratitude Tools for StewardshipCreating a Culture of Gratitude & Generosity
Five Questions 1. Transition rather than Change2.Impact in the Three Dimensions 3.Impact upon People 4.Opportunities 5.Problems
Five Questions 1. What has Changed?2. What is the Impact we want to have? 3. Who do we want to Impact?4. What are our Opportunities NOW?5. What Problems need to be FIXED?
Stewardship Strategy: Integrate Stewardshipinto All the Programs of the Churchby using the Five Actions of Gratitude
ASK every Ministry and Program … How Can We …• Say Thanks Every Day?• Serve Others?• Be more Open & Hospitable?• Treat Everyone with Honor and Respect?• Encourage Personal Initiative to Make a Difference?
What is the Spiritual Impact? On Members On the Congregation In the Community For the Kingdom
Budget WorksheetConnect the Practice of GratitudeTo the Budget and Mission of the Church.
What is the Impact of TheStewardship of Gratitude A Congregation of Grateful Hearts and Generous Lives