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Overview This complete guide to giving and stewardship asserts that money is not the first issue of stewardship. Callahan shows that a church needs a clear sense of mission in the local community to be successful in fund-raising and illustrates the six sources of giving available to a congregation and the five major motivational resources that help people give generously.
Publishers Description This complete guide to giving and stewardship sheds new light on solid financial resources, one of the 12 keys to building an effective church. Here is a practical plan for the growth and development of giving and stewardship in your congregation, complete with action worksheets that advance the progress of the plan over four years. .
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.72" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.67 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 1997
Publisher John Wiley And Sons
ISBN 078793867X ISBN13 9780787938673
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More About Callahan
KENNON L. CALLAHAN, PH.D. ?researcher, professor, and pastor?is one of today's most sought-after church consultants. He has worked with thousands of congregations around the world and has helped tens of thousands of church leaders and pastors through his dynamic workshops and seminars. Author of many books, he is best known for his groundbreaking study Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, which has formed the basis for the Mission Growth Movement, a widely acclaimed program for church renewal. Callahan has earned the B.A., M.Div., S.T.M., and Ph.D. degrees. His doctorate is in Systematic Theology. He has served both rural and urban congregations in Ohio, Texas, and Georgia and taught for many years at Emory University. Ken and his wife of over forty years, Julie, have two children, Ken and Mike, and three grandchildren, Blake, Mason, and Brice. They enjoy the outdoors, hiking, horseback riding, and camping.
Reviews - What do customers think about Giving & Stewardship In An Effective Church?
Giving and Stewardship Jul 10, 2005
I found this book to have just the information I was seeking. I serve on our church's Fundraising Task Force. We needed information that made sense and guided us through the minefield of improving stewardship and giving to support the day-to-day activities in our church. I have used other Callahan books and found this one to be very useful in our work. It refocused our efforts toward taking care of our givers to improve our giving and stewardship. Great book that is very easy to read, understand, which makes our task of fundraising more congregation and community based.
A very personal perspective on stewardship May 16, 2002
The book looked a bit simplistic at first-- short, straight-forward outline... I thought I'd probably read through, mark if off the list of things I've been referred to read, then never look at the book again.
What a surprise!
Callahan walks you through several principles about giving-- and how these principles, when enacted, help reach the potential God places in each follower of Christ through His Spirit. He speaks of people wanting to give to winning causes, and how the fact that we speak the vision in a positive (or needy) way changes people's perspective and willingness to give. He speaks of "the ask" and of other great concepts, many of which have much to do with leadership in other areas besides the finances of the Church.
I'm impressed by the practicality of this work, as well. And, of how Callahan offers useable space in the actual text for you to jot your ideas, thoughts, and how you might implement some of these principles.
Also, if you've ever wondered if "special offerings" willl detract from "general funds" (i.e. "Will people give to this and forget about that...?"), KC addresses that, in depth, as well.
A great book. You can read it in a few hours, but it will take much longer to digest-- even though it can be implemented immediately!
Excellent book Jan 14, 2002
An excellent book that outlines seven principles of stewardship, such as the importance of linking mission to giving and that people live into the expectations that are set for them. The book has information useful in diagnosing a parish and includes a lot of practical advice. A must-have for those interested in Christian Stewardship.
Great Tips for Building Stewardship Jun 26, 2000
I appreciate Callahan's practical tips on training, teamwork, and positive expectations. His emphasis on vision and mission, rather than meeting the budget, is at the heart of understanding giving. If your church wants to know how to grow stewardship responsivness this is the book for you.
Straight Talk on Stewardship May 5, 2000
Far too often, "stewardship" in church parlance means "money". In this book, Kennon Callahan explains in simple terms that individual generosity comes from inspired corporate stewardship. Churches with compelling missions of social action engage their members' hearts, and their pocketbooks follow. Callahan's book reminds sincere church members that stewardship isn't a financial decision but a spiritual decision. All priests, pastors and lay leader who want their parishes to grow should read this book.