My 5 for Friday (July 6, 2018)

How can you overcome financial anxiety? What does good collaboration include? And what role does the pastor play in modeling and teaching financial stewardship?

These questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday. 

  1. Overcome Financial Anxiety By Reorganizing Your Thoughts About Money by Chuck Bentley. Do you find yourself worrying about finances? Chuck Bentley suggests that “the only way to avoid this is by switching your mindset and behavior to recognize yourself as a manager, not an owner, of all you have.” Check out this post for suggestions on how to reorganize your thoughts about money.
  2. Ever-Increasing Agility In A Changing Environment by Tim Gocha. While it’s often difficult to keep up with the changing times, Tim Gocha argues that “you cannot be effective in our ever-changing world until you’re committed to personal growth and to staying agile.” What does this look like? Read more for tips on how to stay agile in a changing environment.
  3. Collaboration Isn’t As Hard As You Think by Jenni Catron. Collaboration can bring great results but sometimes the process is messy. Jenni Catron recognizes the potential difficulties but asserts that “collaborative leadership is sacred work because we are exerting our influence in the lives of others.” Take a look at this post to see how collaboration may not be as hard as you think.
  4. How Pastors Can Model and Teach What God’s Word Says About Financial Stewardship by Randy Alcorn. The Bible has much to say about financial stewardship and Randy Alcorn looks to the pastor to model what this looks like. Why is that important? He says, “To turn the tide of materialism in the Christian community, we desperately need bold models of kingdom-centered living.” Check out this post to see how pastors can model and teach what God’s Word says about financial stewardship.
  5. Why All of Us Need a Barnabas by Chuck Lawless. There are different types of people we need in our lives to help us grow and fulfill the mission God’s given us. But have you ever thought about the need for a Barnabas? Someone who Chuck Lawless describes as “a friend who just walks with us.” Look at these five reasons why we all need a friend to walk with us through life.

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