It's no secret that many pastors (and lay people) are uncomfortable with the subject of stewardship. Because many in the ministry view stewardship as little more than discussing money and budget matters, it is not a favorite topic. But Allan Weenink makes no apology for his zealous approach to stewardship - he believes that the spiritual dimension is just as important, and that cultivating the grace of generosity is vital for Christian ministry. Drawn from countless workshops and seminars conducted during a 16-year stint as a stewardship consultant, this book provides a wealth of proven "hands-on" material that will help readers to develop an effective stewardship model. It's a practical ministry resource that will yield bountiful dividends!
It's no secret that because stewardship is often viewed as little more than a euphemism for discussing money and budget matters, it's an uncomfortable topic for many in the ministry. But Allan Weenink makes no apology for his zealous approach to stewardship -- he believes that the spiritual dimension is just as important as the financial, and that cultivating the grace of generosity is vital for Christian ministry. Drawn from countless workshops and seminars conducted during Weenink's years as a stewardship consultant, this book provides a wealth of proven "hands-on" material that will help you develop an effective stewardship model. It's a practical ministry resource that will yield bountiful dividends
"As a pastor, consultant, and member of national church committees, Al Weenink has learned what the church needs to know about stewardship. From biblical understandings to practical suggestions, what Weenink shares is well worth reading. Enjoy the gift and the challenge from one who loves Jesus Christ and cares deeply about the future church "
Grace Presbytery, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
"Proven Resources For Stewardship Promotion is a rich collection of information from Al Weenink's many years of experience in helping the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) remain fiscally faithful to its call for mission and ministry in a troubled world. Weenink challenges us to a holistic approach as we struggle to make every congregation a living model of sacrificial stewardship. His command of theological understanding, deep faith, and practical application is priceless. This volume belongs in every church in the hands and hearts of pastors, officers, and lay leaders who will use it as a precious guide."
Patricia F. Karns
Former Associate for Stewardship
Synod of the Covenant, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Allan J. Weenink has had a long and distinguished career in the ministry, highlighted by 24 years as senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek, Michigan, and 16 years as a consultant on stewardship and mission for the Presbytery of Lake Michigan. He has traveled extensively throughout the world visiting and speaking at various mission projects, and served on five occasions as a Volunteer in Mission in the Philippines. His sermons and articles have appeared in such publications as "The Clergy Journal," "Pulpit Digest," and "The Minister's Manual."