When used with Money Matters: Financial Freedom for All God's Children, this book plus DVD offers a complete and inexpensive stewardship kit to prepare your congregation for generosity. A congregational stewardship program with three powerful differences.
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• Starts With Personal Finances
Personal financial freedom training for your members through the book Money Matters: Financial Freedom for All God’s Children.
• Is Year-Round
Instead of a single annual event, Money Matters offers an overall stewardship program that is strategically placed throughout the year.
• Is Easy to Implement
Packed with a complete set of effective components that save time for campaign leaders. Program includes:
. Debt-Free Living
. Focus & Planning
. A Disciplined Lifestyle
. Easy Simplicity
. Surrender & Trust
. Creating vs. Consuming
. Ownership vs. Stewardship
. A guide for group studies on personal financial management
. Sample worship celebrations and sermon outlines
. Video clips to illustrate lessons
. A Money Matters campaign promo video
. Video of stewardship sermons by the author
. Print-ready artwork for supplemental materials
“I have observed how the grip of materialism can strangle a person and an organization. The only cure is understanding and applying God’s principles of stewardship and generosity. Money DOES matter. Learn from Mike, one of the best teachers of our time, how to get in sync with God’s game plan.”—Bob Buford, Founding Chairman, Leadership Network
Chapter 1 Let’s Talk About Money – Jesus Did!
Chapter 2 Speaking to the People’s Felt Need: Freedom
Chapter 3 Implementing a Year-Round Strategic Stewardship Program
Chapter 4 Sample Worship Celebration and Message Outlines
Chapter 5 Using Money Matters: Financial Freedom for All God's Children
, as a group study companion to this book
Appendix: Everything needed (12 documents) to implement your church’s strategic stewardship program
Michael Slaughter is senior pastor of Ginghamsburg, a thriving town and country church where over 4,000 persons worship each week. This congregation (which is influencing many others) is devoted to helping the orphans of civil war in the Sudan by giving 50 percent of their Christmas spending (over $500,000) to the orphaned children of Darfur. Mike challenges all of us to remember: "Christmas is not your birthday! It is Jesus' birthday!" He is author of Spirtual Entrepreneurs, Out on the Edge, Momentum for Life, and Real Followers, all best sellers published by Abingdon Press. He resides in Tipp City, Ohio.
Kim Miller is Creative Director at Ginghamsburg.
"Earn all you can, save all you can, and give all you can.”—John Wesley
Target audience: Leader guide: pastor and chair of budget or chair of stewardship team. The book, Money Matters: Financial Freedom for All God's Children, makes an excellent small group study to help church members and attendees grapple with daily financial decisions and spending. When personal habits become more disciplined, resources become available for giving.