How we define wealth defines us

Beryl Jantzi is director of Stewardship Education for Everence. Wealth and accumulation Slate magazine published a report in 2014 about billionaires. There were 2,325 in the world at that time holding seven trillion dollars, or four percent of the worlds wealth. About 100 billionaires lived in New York City and 85 in Moscow. Europe had […]

Compassion: A key motivator

Beryl Jantzi is director of Stewardship Education at Everence.  Pastors and lay leaders often wonder, “How can we motivate our congregation to invest their time and resources in the life of the church?” Research shows that appealing to a set goal or a sense of obligation may work among leaders, but it fizzles among the grassroots. […]

Contagious Generosity: Making an impact on the world

Beryl Jantzi is the director of Stewardship Education for Everence. This is the third in a  series of posts based on the book Contagious Generosity by Chris Willard and Jim Sheppard. “True giving does not so much subtract from what we have as multiply the impact we can have on the world.” – Kent Newburn Generosity […]

Contagious Generosity: Good strategy is better than good intentions

Beryl Jantzi is the director of stewardship education for Everence. This is the second in a  series of posts based on the book Contagious Generosity by Chris Willard and Jim Sheppard. The role of leadership in a congregation is to move people from good intentions to actual strategies. This is according to Chris Willard and […]