Why it may be time to end your church stewardship committee

Why does your church have a stewardship or generosity committee?  What is the point?  When I ask church leaders these questions, I don’t get the rapid response for which I am hoping.  Or, in those few times when I do, I often hear one or a blend of the following answers: “To help our members live more generous lives”, and “To enable our members to thoughtfully steward all God has entrusted to them”.  These responses are expected and should be among the core reasons church communities commission these teams. My standard follow-up questions in these intake exercises are: “What ways are your...

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