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And the Care of Souls

Nathan Meador Heath Curtis Harold L. Senkbeil

144 pages
Lexham Press
Stewardship isn't just managing resources—it's soul care.

Stewardship of time, talents, and treasure isn't just about sustaining the material of the church. It's about guiding those resources in service of the church's primary mission: proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ. Stewarding the lambs of Christ that make up your congregation encompasses all aspects of their lives—material and spiritual.

Nathan Meador and Heath R. Curtis present a practical theology of stewardship focused on ministry in service of the gospel. Guiding pastors away from the pitfalls of idolatry around money, they instead call stewards to embrace their identity in Christ and encourage their congregations to do the same. This fresh approach to stewardship reorients both individuals and congregations toward their true purpose as stewards who have been baptized into Christ.

Stewardship will help pastors to teach and preach stewardship as a call to repentance and new life.
Author Bio
Nathan Meador is senior pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Wisconsin, and assistant coordinator for stewardship for the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
Heath R. Curtis is senior pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Worden, Illinois, and coordinator for stewardship for the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
Harold L. Senkbeil is executive director emeritus of DOXOLOGY: The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care. His pastoral experience of nearly five decades includes parish ministry, the seminary classroom, and parachurch leadership. He is author of numerous books, including award--winning The Care of Souls, Christ and Calamity, and Dying to Live.