The Scriptures speak much of the importance of being stewards of our time, talents and treasures. This section of our website is dedicated to providing you information and resources to inspire, to encourage, to help foster growth (wisdom and understanding) and to build your faith.
Dr. Bill Bright:
Provided above is a short, enlightening video by Bill and Vonette Bright entitled, “Surrendering Everything,” courtesy of GenerousGiving.org. In 1951, Bill and Vonette Bright, co-founders of Campus Crusade for Christ, signed a contract with God to surrender everything to Him. The Brights share in the video what their commitment has meant for them; pouring out their lives in ministry to the king, trusting Him to provide for their needs. For a printable booklet version of the Bright’s testimony, click here. Watch, read, be challenged, and forward to your friends.
Dr. Bright was passionate about being good stewards and developed resources to help equip believers. One of those resources is a booklet entitled, “How You Can Experience the Adventure of Giving.” In the booklet he challenges conventional wisdom and provides proof that sacrificial giving can become a thrilling and rewarding adventure in the life of every Christian. He encourages Christians to prayerfully evaluate the ultimate destinations of their material gifts. Dr. Bright exhorts believers to invest their time, talents and treasures to help fulfill the Great Commission in this generation. Click here to view the booklet online. Read, grow and forward to your friends.
Eternal Perspective Ministries:
Eternal Perspective Ministries® (EPM) is the teaching and outreach ministry of Randy Alcorn. Randy, a long-time partner of The JESUS Film Project®, has developed a full array of Bible-centered resources on stewardship with an emphasis on seeing all from an eternal viewpoint. Beginning with his book, Money, Possessions and Eternity, more than 20 years ago, Randy has become one of the leading speakers and authors on this subject in the Bible-believing Christian community. To learn more about EPM and the many excellent resources they offer, click here.
One of Randy Alcorn’s most widely recognized books and teaching is The Treasure Principle. To hear him speak on this in a short video presentation, click on the arrow on the video. Watch, be encouraged, and forward to your friends.
Generous Giving, also a friend and long-time partner of The JESUS Film Project, began in the 1990s when five friends came together, challenged by the question of what could happen if Christians were truly generous with their resources, living out the joy of giving instead of the duty of tithing. They talked with others who were already experiencing this joy and asked them to share how living in faith-driven generosity had brought extreme transformation to their hearts and lives.
One of those lives who is radically experiencing this transformation is Alan Barnhart, and his story is one of a number you can find on the GenerousGiving.org website. Since Alan, his wife Katherine and family are friends of The JESUS Film Project, we wanted to feature his story here and encourage you to visit the Generous Giving site to hear other stories and learn more about the excellent resources available. To view a brief excerpt, click on the arrow on the video. To view the full presentation, click here.
Crown Financial Ministries:
Crown Financial Ministries (CCFM) is a teaching, resource and equipping ministry being used by God to place His financial principles in the hearts and lives of men, women and children across the globe. For more than 30 years, Crown Financial Ministries has provided Christians life-transforming teaching leading to true financial freedom. To learn more about CFM, click here.
Chuck Bentley, President of Crown Financial Ministries spoke to friends of The JESUS Film Project in June 2010. In the address, Chuck challenged us to consider the economic benefit and blessings beyond salvation, not only for individual believers, but also for believing communities and whole nations. To view a brief excerpt, click on the arrow on the video. Watch, be encouraged, and forward to your friends. To view the full presentation, click here.
Sound Mind Investing:
Sound Mind Investing® (SMI) is an organization providing resources and counsel to Christians in the area of personal investing.* Founded by Austin Pryor, a long-time friend of The JESUS Film Project®, Sound Mind Investing resources include a free (16-page) special report entitled, “Seven Key Principles for Christian Investing,” which you can download from their website. On the SMI site, under the “Giving & Stewardship” section, you can find more than 30 postings of helpful information on a variety of topics. Since 1990, SMI has offered a financial newsletter with a focus on “Today’s Christian Family.” It is the most widely subscribed newsletter of its kind, not only on investing, but also on overall stewardship written from a Biblical perspective. To learn more about SMI, click here to visit their website.
Austin Pryor has spoken to friends of The JESUS Film Project on several occasions. This video provides you a brief excerpt from one venue where he addresses why believers give and how to strengthen our foundational perspective. To view a brief excerpt, click on the arrow on the video. Watch, be encouraged, and forward to your friends. For a Full Audio Presentation, click here.
*This is one of a number of resources that you can consider. There are other good resources and newsletters available; Crown Ministries is another place you can go to get started. We do not endorse financial advisors or newsletters. You should investigate credentials, references, etc. to be sure that the person and/or newsletter will fit your personal needs.
"In Time" and "The Money Rant"—brief, but thought-provoking!
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