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PREACHING IN PLENTY AND IN WANT

Preaching in Plenty and in Want is a guide to preaching a culturally and economically sensitive sermon, in good times and bad.

Every day, people face new economic realities that affect their livelihoods, their families, their futures—and their faith. In this practical new resource, former brokerage-firm vice-president-turned-church pastor Matthew Tennant explains both why and how to connect the endless stream of economic information with a biblical message.

Preaching in Plenty and in Want offers pastors an accessible and relevant primer on basic economics. Then the author reviews what Scripture has to say on the topic and considers how current economies affect the individual as well as the congregation as a whole. Included are chapters on preaching specific economically-related messages, such as:

• The fallacy of prosperity
• Simple living
• “Where is God when…”
• Hope for tomorrow

 

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THE WORK OF THE CHURCH TREASURER

At last, a revision of this classic volume in Judson Press’s best-selling “Work of the Church” series! Updated to reflect the use of technology in recordkeeping and budgeting, this resource includes all the essentials of the previous edition, brought into the practices of the twenty-first century church. Includes guidelines for handling the annual budget, receipts and disbursements, reports and audits, as well as an overview of the ministry of the treasurer in the life of the church, as part of a larger team tasked with faithful stewardship and ethical practices.