Stepping Stones of the Steward
Now thoroughly revised--with significant changes in chapters dealing with faith and money and environmental issues--Vallet's inspirational study teaches Christians how to gain a sense of purpose, how to properly use resources, talents, and money, and how to reach out with...
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Now thoroughly revised--with significant changes in chapters dealing with faith and money and environmental issues--Vallet's inspirational study teaches Christians how to gain a sense of purpose, how to properly use resources, talents, and money, and how to reach out with compassion for the welfare of others and for the planet. This inspirational study takes the images of journey and steward as metaphors for the Christian's life and uses several of Jesus' parables as a springboard to explore various dimensions of Christian stewardship. Besides significant revisions to the text, this second edition of Stepping Stones includes a new epilogue that discusses the mission funding crisis of the church in North American and the changing views on both the church and its mission. Thought-provoking questions and suggestions for further reflection appear at the end of each chapter, and a study guide outlines ways to use the book in small-group setting.
When Jesus compared Christians to stewards in his parables, he was painting a very specific picture of how believers are meant to behave---as caretakers, neighbors, and responsible servants of God. Thought-provoking study questions reinforce this exhortation to good stewardship. Learn to use your resources wisely for God, his creation, and his neediest children.
Ronald E. Vallet is president of Theological Education 21. He taught Christian ministries for ten years at McMaster Divinity College and has more than thirty years of pastoral experience. His books include Stepping Stones of the Steward; Congregations at the Crossroads, and The Steward Living in Covenant. Most recently he has edited Stewards of the Gospel: Reforming Theological Education