An Interview with Pastor Marty Schmidt. I bet one of the first things is money and how you manage it, but stewardship is about so much more than that. As a church leader, God has put a lot of responsibility in your care, both personally and pastorally. So how are you stewarding those responsibilities? On a personal level, how are you stewarding the people and resources God has placed in your care? On a pastoral level, how are you leading your church to become better stewards of the things God has put in their care? Simultaneously leading yourself in the area of stewardship while leading others well in the area of stewardship are no easy tasks, but if you want to be a healthy leader with a healthy church, you must do both. You start with yourself. One of our biggest desires is to help you live and lead well in the area of stewardship, so we sat down with one of our pastor friends, who leads exceptionally well in both, to ask him how he does it.
What “Stewardship” Means to Marty
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We're Giving Away Cash! Enter to Win. Maybe fundraising or a capital campaign. Possibly taking care of the environment. Because stewardship is our ultimate calling as Christ followers. God commands us to be stewards over everything He blesses us with.
We're Giving Away Cash! Enter to Win. At some point, stewardship became a sort of "dirty word" in our culture. People associated it with fundraising campaigns or just assumed it was some old, historic church word. We get to steward our marriages, children, careers, leadership. A year ago, we launched a show with one goal in mind—to reclaim stewardship for what it really is. Check out some of these stats from the last year:. Our listeners have dived right into this with us. But my favorite part of hosting this show is hearing from people who want to share their progress since they began listening —the before and after of their lives. Other times they share how the show is impacting how they raise their kids.