In Luke 9:1-6 it says, “When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He told them: ‘Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.’ So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.”
Just as with the disciples, you are called and commissioned to do the work of Christ for His kingdom. Start making your ministry ‘big and beautiful’ with three steps that Jesus gives us in Scripture:
- Remember, Christ commissioned you!
- Keep It Simple – don’t get lost in the weeds of ministry, keep your mission and goals simple to grow your ministry.
- Preach the Gospel – lead with Scripture every time you engage with a giver.
To follow these key steps, you need funding so that you can grow the ministries that God has called your church to establish. But, how do you begin building your stewardship ministry? Start with accessing this information about your givers and finish with strategy –
- Track your current state of giving from these giving segments: All Givers, New Givers, Core Givers ($200+ per year), Top Givers ($5000+ per year) and Asset-based Givers.
- Identify and set goals for where you want to be in one, three, and five years.
- Build a strategy for funding your ministry and a plan that financially disciples all segments of givers.
- Work the process – set weekly goals that are achievable and follow your plan.
No matter where you’re at, we know you’ve been called to stewardship ministry. Whether you’re a MortarStone subscriber or just checking us out for the first time, we want to help you! It is our great desire to see the Kingdom funded and the gospel preached – contact us for more information on establishing, managing, and building your stewardship ministry.