Should pastors apologize for talking about this? (Sent Thu, Mar 17th, 2016)

Pastor Encouragement from Steve Backlund
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"The Kingdom of God is not advanced by good conduct. 
It’s moved forward by good beliefs." – Steve Backlund

Dear Mighty Pastor, 

Before I get into today's encouragement topic, here is the link for info for the leaders conference I am doing with Michael Brodeur in the San Francisco Bay Area on May 19-21. It is going to be a GREAT conference for all leaders, especially church leaders and their teams. 

Okay, then let's get to the topic at hand. What is it that many pastors feel they need to walk on egg shells when speaking about? It is money. I used to have this problem, but then the Lord instilled in me the following beliefs and core values that helped me overcome this hesitancy:

  • One of the greatest things a church leader can do is help their people be successful in finances. 
  • Pastors are to believe it would be dumb not to believe their ministry was good soil for people to sow financial seed. 
  • People will be motivated to give to a big vision, but not so much to need. 

Here is a core value from Help! I Am a PastorI equip those I lead to be financially successful so they can be trusted with true spiritual riches – Our ministry trains people to be successful in every area of life, including finances. I believe the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25 implies every person is endowed with the ability to increase, and Luke 16:11 reveals healthy financial stewardship is the “kindergarten” of being able to receive true spiritual riches. Our church offers necessary training to help people budget, get out of debt, learn how to give consistently, build wealth, and succeed in business and the workplace. 
Supporting verses: Luke 16:11, Deuteronomy 8:18

Unreasonably Optimistic,

PS. Scroll down for a great blog by Kris Vallotton where he shares about the power of a Wealthy Mentality.
Ignited Leaders Conference:
May 19th - 21st

Come join us for a powerful time of Holy Spirit joy- infused teaching and strategic wisdom on how to lead leaders and influence your environment.

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Additional Resources

Kris Vallotton shares the power of a Wealth Mentality as a believer including powerful scriptural insights from the bible!

Book – Money and the Prosperous Soul

In a warm, conversational style, De Silva (chief financial officer of Bethel Church) combines practical financial teaching with sound biblical truth.

As you uncover the root spiritual issues behind money problems, you will see how financial and spiritual success starts with a soul centered on God.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to any pastor or leader you know that this would be a blessing to.
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