Category Archives for "Stewardship 101"

Ask Chuck: Stewardship and Living Beneath Your Means

Dear Chuck, I’m inspired when I meet people who have the capacity to live “high on the hog” but choose to live surprisingly simple lives. Many young people in my church are carrying student loans, while buying new cars, and more house than they need. How are they ever going to get ahead and become […]

Ask Chuck: Stewarding Health to Save Money

Dear Chuck, I am getting a little older in age, and things that were once simple, like exercising, require a LOT more effort. I’ve been advised over the years that good stewardship of your health is also good stewardship of your finances because being in good health can save you so much money. What’s your […]

Ask Chuck: What Are the Characteristics of a Good Steward?

Dear Chuck, I hear you talk about stewardship a lot, and I’ve been trying to be more faithful with the way I manage all my resources. I want to be a steward and would really like to find a mentor to help me. What kind of characteristics should I look for in a mentor? How […]

Ask Chuck: Does Buying American Really Matter?

Dear Chuck, I’ve been wondering lately what the balance is between being a good citizen and a good steward. I want to be a good citizen and buy American-made products. But I also want to be a good steward and find the lowest cost for products. Does “buying American” really matter in today’s economy? Patriotic […]

What Does the Bible Say About Giving? 6 Lessons From The Old Testament

what does the bible say about giving

Being generous is about more than just giving money away. The Bible has a lot to say about giving and generosity, but the account of Abram in Genesis 12-14 provides six examples of generosity that we can put into practice right now. 1. Care For Those In Need Around You Abram cared for his orphaned […]

5 Reasons Your Finances Are About More Than Money

5 reasons your finances are about more than money

What does the Bible say about money? You may be surprised to learn that Scripture references money than it does heaven and hell…combined. It’s no wonder – God knows how much money affects our day-to-day lives, and the power it can have over us. The crazier the world gets the more frequently I’m reminded that […]

How to Pass the True Money Test

how to pass the true money test

I did not enjoy taking tests in school. There were some students that eagerly welcomed the opportunity to showcase their knowledge, but tests typically made me nervous. As a student, I saw a test as a way to prove to the teacher what I had learned. The number of correct and incorrect answers I gave […]

3 Steps to a Peaceful Life

What sort of emotions does the holiday season evoke in you? My pastor, Ronnie Batchelor, describes this as the time of year when “…we all experience the familiar unnerving sense that we’re approaching the brink – something akin to the clack-clack-clack-clack ascent of the rollercoaster when couples instinctively grasp each other’s hands and exchange nervous […]

How to Avoid the Financial Mistake 78% of Working Americans Are Making

Are you living paycheck to paycheck? A recent report from CareerBuilder found that 78% of full-time workers live paycheck to paycheck, and 71% of full-time workers are in debt. Of these full-time workers, almost 10% of them make over a hundred thousand dollars a year, and they’re still living paycheck to paycheck every month. This […]