I recently had the opportunity to present a workshop on Five Stewardship Confusions and the Four Financial Confusions to a group of congregational leaders. We have written some on the Four Financial Confusions before: Mark’s original summary post is here, and by clicking the button below you can get the free e-book on the topic.
The Five Stewardship Confusions is new material developed from the work of Mark L. Vincent and others that addresses some of the issues that get leaders of congregations and ministries stuck. The Five Confusions are:
- Confusing Stewardship with Fundraising
- Confusing a lack of direct conversation about money with the inability to discuss financial matters
- Confusing giving to your organization’s vision and impact with giving to the budget
- Confusing tithing with generosity as the goal of stewardship
- Confusing regular giving with the full giving capacity of a donor
Over the next few months, we will look at each one of these in turn.
In the mean time, if you are interested in exploring how these confusions impact your organization, we would be glad to talk with you. Click the button below and we can discuss options for working through these confusions in your context.