All of our churches struggle with finances. We worry, listen to complaints, and try to sort out arguments about money. We try to raise church funds through reminding people to tithe, promising blessings, or looking for support from the denomination or donors.
But we still have lots of questions:
-How do I increase the giving in my congregation?
-How do I support my family while serving fulltime in the church?
-Should I look for partnerships with donors to fund our ministry?
-What should our church be doing for the poor?
We want to honour God with our finances. We just don't know how. We see problems with the way the church is handling money: corrupt church leaders, a huge gap between rich and poor, and bad teaching about money all around us. How we handle church funds is destroying our reputation with non-Christians, but we don't know what to do about it.
In this book, Rev Dr Black provides a healthy and biblical perspective on money and giving.
As disciples of Christ, Jesus calls us to steward what he has entrusted to us. Jesus taught about money, and the early church practiced what he taught. If we took Jesus seriously in asking him how he would like us to handle his resources, we would see a totally transformed church and society.
This book unpacks Jesus' radical call to intentional stewardship. You will understand what the Bible and church history say about money, from the Old and New Testaments through the first 500 years of the church. You will be equipped with practical suggestions on how to steward God's resources well personally and in ministry. You will be inspired by real stories of African Christians and churches who are getting it right. And finally, you will discover the path to joy and freedom as your honour God with your finances.