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Scared to Talk about Stewardship? Read this Series

By |2018-09-02T19:27:03+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Anglican Leadership, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Pastors and church leaders, if you’re scared or anxious about bringing up the topic of stewardship and giving with your churches, I’d like to draw your attention to the following series by David Roseberry of LeaderWorks.

Stewardship, Giving, and the Third Rail

Stewardship is extremely important, yet often extremely uncomfortable to talk about in the church! David addresses some common concerns that pastors have about this issue.

10 Habits for a Generous Church

The title says it all. David walks us through ten habits for a church that does stewardship and generosity well!

Funny You Said That: Stewardship and Humor

Given the discomfort surrounding stewardship and giving conversations, humor can be a powerful tool! David explains why and how humor is effective when talking about stewardship.

Want to Learn More?

Feel free to ask any questions you have in the comments, either of this post or the post that prompts your question!

And, given our partnership with LeaderWorks, stay tuned for more great content about stewardship and generosity in the future!


As Managing Editor, Joshua is in charge of the day-to-day operations at Anglican Pastor. He is a Transitional Deacon in the Anglican Church in North America, serving at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL. He is also a Ph.D. student in theology at Wheaton College.


  1. Betty September 3, 2018 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    The title makes me ask is it biblically necessary to persuade disciples to give using humour? Help them give painlessly?
    As a young Christian years ago , reading John Stott talk of how Israelites give tithes and how much more we who know the grace of God should give. That was it.
    I believe Stewardship, giving is covered in baptism and confirmation classes?

    BTW is the title Founding Pastor an American thing?

    • David Roseberry September 5, 2018 at 7:49 am - Reply

      Thanks for reading the blog. Here are some thoughts in response.
      1. If John Stott said anything that I might contradict, please go with John Stott. He was my friend and will always be my hero on many levels.
      2. That said, humor is a fact of life. Humor humanizes everything. And, especially with a difficult subject or in difficult times, humor is a way of saying to a group of people, we are all in this together. Now let’s look at the facts. (I actually remember John Stott opening up a very difficult topic about sex with a group of college students. I truly do. He said, “Many of you Christians here are wondering whether to prayer about sleeping with your boyfriend or girlfriend. (There was a pause…) Well, save your breath.” The place erupted in laughter!

      3. Founding pastor? Not sure it is an American thing. I hope not!

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