Resources on Stewardship

Mar 10

An Anti-Management Management Book

by Swells in the Middle Kingdom

The Choice—A short and straightforward read with one profound insight at its core. . .

Dec 7, 2016

Will China Become Generous?

by Brent Fulton

According to China Daily, one out of every thousand people in China is a multimillionaire. Yet China’s newfound wealth does not yet appear to be translating into greater generosity. In a worldwide survey, the London-based Charities Aid Foundation ranked China last among 140 countries. Could that change?

Dec 6, 2016

Being a Faithful Steward in an Increasingly Wealthy China

by ChinaSource Team

In this podcast Dr. Scott Rodin talks about efforts to develop faithful stewards among believers in China through the Faith and Generosity in China Initiative. After elaborating on the concept of the faithful steward, Scott looks at the uniqueness of China today as relates to the growing need for biblical stewardship teaching. He then closes with an introduction to several new resources being made available in China in the coming months.

May 11, 2016

Stewardship Resources for China

by Brent Fulton

What resources are available for the church in China on financial management and stewardship? 

Mar 16, 2016

3 Questions: Transparency and Generosity

by Brent Fulton

From the series 3 Questions

A ChinaSource "3 Questions" interview with Dr. Gary Hoag, ECFA International Liaison, and Dr. Sas Conradie of Global Generosity Network on the relationship between transparency and generosity. 

Dec 9, 2015

Being a Good and Faithful Steward in China

by Brent Fulton

The latest issue of the ChinaSource Quarterly looks at stewardship in the lives of Christians in China. Compiled as part of ChinaSource’s Faith and Generosity in China Initiative, this issue explores the biblical basis for what it means to be a steward in God’s kingdom, as well as the practical outworking of this steward lifestyle in the particular cultural context of China.

Dec 8, 2015

The Joy of Generosity

by Howard Dayton

Experience in the business world followed by extensive Bible study produced within Dayton a desire to be generous. As a result, he founded organizations to teach others the life-changing principles he had discovered. In this article, he discusses attitudes towards giving, advantages in giving, and how to determine the amount we should give.

Dec 8, 2015

From Transaction to Transformation

Rediscovering the Biblical Foundations of Fund Raising

by Brent Fulton

A review of The Sower: Redefining the Ministry of Raising Kingdom Resources by R. Scott Rodin and Gary G. Hoag.

For those assigned to raising funds for the ministries they represent, this book, by seasoned fund development professionals, suggests a shift requiring a reorientation of the view of fund raising. Rather than seeing it as a process of reaping financial increase for God’s work, it should be seen as a process of sowing into the lives of God’s stewards. It is a reminder that it is God who gives the increase. 

Dec 8, 2015

A Faithful Steward’s Freedom

by Helen Wu

The author looks at two lives, that of Samuel Pollard and her own, to help us understand how faithful stewardship of time, abilities, and finances can be used to joyfully serve our Master, Jesus Christ. Pollard, an English missionary who loved the Big Flowery Miao people of southwest China, gave his life to introduce the Miao to Christ and uplift their society. The author is active in the arts and has been used by God to influence many lives in a variety of ways.

Dec 8, 2015

Two Stewardship Resources

by ChinaSource Team

Resources for learning about biblical stewardship.

Dec 8, 2015

The Life That Is Truly Life

by R. Scott Rodin

What is the difference between true life and counterfeit life? Ownership versus stewardship, the source of happiness as well as our security along with where we look for the provision of our needs are all elements that play a part in having true life. Moving from a counterfeit life into true life does not happen overnight but is a day-by-day journey as we trust in God.

Dec 8, 2015

The Church in Yunnan Province

by Ge Jun

The author relates how a small church of twenty-plus members in Yunnan province gave joyfully out of their poverty to help people in another province who had been through an earthquake. His prayer is that others in China will imitate this little Yunnan church.

Dec 8, 2015

Christian Generosity from a Chinese Cultural Perspective

by Eric Lee

Four incorrect assumptions often hinder Chinese Christians from understanding biblical generosity. Lee discusses elements of these assumptions involving poverty, prosperity, earthly examples of biblical generosity—including filial piety—and when it is best to start learning to be generous.

Dec 8, 2015

Intercessory Notes

Vol. 17, No. 4

by ChinaSource Team

Items that require your intercession.

Dec 8, 2015

More Than Money

A Fresh Look at Biblical Stewardship

by R. Scott Rodin

The guest editor's point of view . . .

Jul 31, 2015

Reflections on a First Visit to Hong Kong

by Sas Conradie

Observations about Hong Kong, poverty, language barriers, generosity, and the church from a first time visitor.

Jul 21, 2015

Faith and Generosity in China Initiative

Providing Biblical Resources and Training

by ChinaSource Team

An opportunity to serve the church in China in developing training and resources on biblical generosity.