May 2007


Dr. Frank J. Schmitt

Primary Subject Area

Religion, General


giving, tithing, stewardship, leadership, vision, church


INCREASING FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP IN THE CHURCH OF CHRIST Ben A. Bruce Liberty Theological Seminary, 2007 Mentor: Dr. Frank Schmitt God desires for man to make wise stewardship choices that will glorify Him. The purpose of this research paper is to increase financial stewardship in the Church of Christ. The author discusses the Biblical principles pertaining to financial stewardship, the qualifications of financial stewardship, and the dangers of poor stewardship. This dissertation also includes an analysis of a stewardship survey sent to members of the Church of Christ. Over 3,000 members of the Church of Christ completed the survey. The last part of this thesis provides a strategic plan that a church can implement to increase financial stewardship.