Resources on Stewardship
ChinaSource Blog Posts
Ownership and the Church in China
From Boss to Steward
The question of church property ownership points to a much deeper issue within the unregistered church.
Chinese Culture and Christian Stewardship
Chinese believers respond to biblical stewardship.
An Anti-Management Management Book
The Choice—A short and straightforward read with one profound insight at its core. . .
Will China Become Generous?
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?
Being a Faithful Steward in an Increasingly Wealthy China
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...
Stewardship Resources for China
What resources are available for the church in China on financial management and stewardship?
3 Questions: Transparency and Generosity
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.
Being a Good and Faithful Steward in China
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...
The Joy of Generosity
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...
The Life That Is Truly Life
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...
Christian Generosity from a Chinese Cultural Perspective
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.
More Than Money
A Fresh Look at Biblical Stewardship
The guest editor's point of view . . .
The Church in Yunnan Province
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.
The Steward’s Freedom and the Joy of Generosity
Vol. 17, No. 4
2015 Winter Issue
A Faithful Steward’s Freedom
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...
From Transaction to Transformation
Rediscovering the Biblical Foundations of Fund Raising
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...
Reflections on a First Visit to Hong Kong
Observations about Hong Kong, poverty, language barriers, generosity, and the church from a first time visitor.