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Stewardship (video)

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Unfortunately, many Christians believe in the idea of stewardship but behave like they are owners. A steward is someone who has been entrusted with the care and management of someone else’s possessions. The biblical view of finances is not that we are owners, but stewards. As a steward I will have to give an account of how I managed God’s resources. This fundamental distinction is critical to living a life of faith. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background 25+ years of senior leadership experience church planter with Stadia former former president, Church Planters of the Rockies masters in business administration (mba) helped start 2 for-profit tech companies Need a Speaker...
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Vision Deposits

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In terms of finances, I wish I would have learned the lesson of compound interest when I was twenty-five years old. But, as with many things, it's better to learn the lesson later than not at all. Compound interest is when the interest earned on an investment is added back to the principal balance. This results in a larger balance, which then earns more interest. Here's an example from Forbes Magazine: "Let’s say you have $1,000 in a savings account that earns 5% in annual interest. In year one, you’d earn $50, giving you a new balance of $1,050. In year two, you would earn 5% on the larger balance of $1,050, which is $52.50—giving you a new balance of $1,102.50 at the end of year two." As the article goes on to point out, "The more frequently interest is compounded, the more rapidly your principal balance grows." Good leaders...
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Look for the Overlap

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For some crazy reason, leaders in other organizations will contact me for advice. I usually chalk it up to desperation or having exhausted all other options. My price is pretty reasonable - it's the price of a cup of coffee. Since I've been leading organizations for over thirty years, one of the topics they often want to discuss is organizational change. What to change? How to change? Should they even change at all? To quote Farmer's Insurance, "I know a thing or two, because I've seen a thing or two." Often it is church leaders who want to sit down and talk. They love their church and want to see it succeed. In many cases, it's a volunteer who has devoted years of time, energy, and dollars to the cause. The last thing they want to see is their church decline, or even close down. Sometimes it is a pastor...
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Relying on God (video)

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God created us with free will. That means we have the ability to choose our path, priorities, and pursuits. Jesus taught us that God takes care of those who seek him first. Rather than believe that, we often act like the pagans – chasing after things that we believe will bring lasting peace and satisfaction (things that only God can provide). While we know that God will take care of us, we often act like it all depends on us. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background 25+ years of senior leadership experience church planter with Stadia former former president, Church Planters of the Rockies masters in business administration (mba) helped...
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Reliance on God

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Throughout November, we’re exploring four ways that God wants to change our perspective about finances. These life-shaping values include contentment, stewardship, generosity and - I’ll be honest - what we’re talking about today may be the hardest lesson to learn. I know it was for me. What is it? It this: We grow spiritually by learning to rely more on God. On the surface, it seems obvious. No one could grow spiritually by decreasing their dependance on God. But it's easier said that done. I believe God created us with free will. But what exactly does that mean? In practical terms, it means we have the ability to choose our path, priorities, and pursuits. And for many years, that’s exactly what I did. I chose MY path, MY priorities, and MY pursuits. As a result, I often operated in MY OWN power. Rather than solve MY problems, it often created...
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