Climb Higher: Reaching New Heights in Giving and Discipleship
Author: Scott McKenzie, Kristine Perry Miller
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Release Date: May 01, 2011
CLIMB challenges the negative connotations associated with "stewardship" and invites congregations to completely change the conversation around this critically important topic.
Instead of talking about the needs of the church budget, CLIMB suggests a discovery of your congregation s compelling vision for ministry. Instead of selecting your stewardship leaders by default, CLIMB encourages the development of strong leadership through setting clear and challenging expectations.
CLIMB involves changing the entire culture of your congregation to one of gratitude, where conversations revolve around sharing God's abundance rather than holding on fearfully. CLIMB encourages the sharing of ministry stories rather than pledging to a budget. And, finally, CLIMB asserts that if you truly believe expressing generosity results in a deeper connection to God, you have no choice but to boldly ask others to become more generous givers.