Resources from the Kingdom Marketplace

The following, biblically-based materials are available from these other ministries.  We have provided links to their websites for your convenience, review and consideration.

Compass—Finances God’s Way

Compass—Finances God’s Way, is a worldwide non-profit interdenominational ministry that teaches people of all ages how to handle money based on the principles of the Bible.  After a business partner challenged Howard Dayton, Founder & CEO, to study the Bible to discover what God teaches about handling money, Howard’s life was profoundly changed. The Lord gave him a passion to share these life-changing principles, resulting in the authorship of five books, five popular small group studies and several video series. Here are two books that you may find helpful.

Your Money Map

This book is for everyone—single or married, young or old, whether you earn a lot or a little. It gives you a clear understanding of the big picture of what God wants you to know about handling money. You’ll learn the seven destinations on the road to true financial freedom.

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Money and Marriage God's Way

Financial woes can devastate a marriage, but there is a better way—God’s way. This book offers practical, biblical principles to common problems, shares encouraging stories of real-life couples, and provides interactive discussion opportunities for you and your spouse. Whether you’re engaged, newly married, or empty nesters—this book will help you cultivate the joy God intends for your marriage.

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Crown Financial Ministries

Crown's Mission: Equipping people worldwide to learn, apply, and teach God's financial principles so they may know Christ more intimately, be free to serve Him, and help fund the Great Commission.  Crown offers an array of training programs and teaching materials, including a helpful topical library of articles on specific areas related to stewardship.

Crown's Online Library or Articles

This free library offers a wealth of biblical writing on an array of topics including Giving and Tithing, Stewardship, Saving, Teaching on Finances and Wills and Trusts.

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Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

ECFA is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to Seven Standards of Responsible StewardshipTM. Founded in 1979, ECFA provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, fund-raising and board governance. Members include Christian ministries, denominations, churches, educational institutions and other tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations. Collectively, these organizations represent more than $18 billion in annual revenue.

Giving from the Heart

Giving from the Heart is both inspirational and motivational, this 32-page pocket-sized guide will help Christians make wise choices and find new ways to practice faithful stewardship. It is up-to-date with current charitable giving laws. No other product so succinctly summarizes the basic forms of charitable giving.

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ECFA Standards and Best Practices for Churches

Review this free 15-page guide to ensure the highest level of financial accountability.

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High Impact Church Boards

(by T. J. Addington) For too long, church leaders have waited for practical, biblical and governance-friendly strategy for doing “leadership” in the local church. Not any more! High Impact Church Boards can help your board revolutionize the effectiveness of its leadership — and at the same time discover how to make church leadership easier and more fulfilling.

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Preparing Tax Returns for Clergy

Preparing Tax Returns for Clergy is designed for denominations, conferences, and districts to distribute to their affiliated clergy. Over 100,000 of these booklets have been provided to clergy.This popular 48-page booklet summarizes the key tax issues for clergy: Withholding and estimated taxes, the housing allowance, compensation and fringe benefits, business and professional expenses, social security taxes, and recent developments. Two complete tax return samples are included.

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Reporting Procedures for Congregations

Reporting Procedures for Congregations is designed for denominations, conferences, and districts to distribute to their affiliated congregations. Tens of thousands of these booklets have been provided to congregations. This popular 48-page booklet summarizes charitable gifts reporting, the congregation reporting as an employer, information reporting requirements and recent developments. It includes filled-in examples of dozens of tax forms.

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Starting a Nonprofit at Your Church

(by Joy Skjegstad) A large and growing number of congregations are setting up church-based nonprofit organizations in order to operate community development or educational programs. Once formed, the nonprofit structure allows for new opportunities for accessing additional funding and drawing new collaborative partners and volunteers into the ministry. Joy Skjegstad outlines the step-by-step procedures for setting up a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization connected to a congregation using simple, easy-to-understand terminology and plenty of examples from churches that have already taken on this task.

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God & Your Stuff

(by Wesley K. Willmer)  Countless Christians are not aware of the connection between their faith and their finances. Many believers feel their income is too limited to give. Others want to share in the work of God’s Kingdom but don’t know where to start. If you are ready to add a new dimension to your spiritual walk, let God and Your Stuff show you how to build a vital link between your possessions and your soul.

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Generous Giving

The story of Generous Giving 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 a handful of people who were already experiencing this joy and asked them to share with others how living in faith-driven generosity had brought extreme transformation to their hearts and lives. Our story is your story. The history of Generous Giving is written in the biographies of lives changed eternally. But it is an unfinished manuscript and a new page awaits ... the next chapter is yours to write.

Bible on MoneyBible on Money

The Word of God stands alone, providing guidance on money, stewardship, and generosity. Access this list of Scripture that points to key topics.

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Giving Champions: Equipping Guide

The Giving Champion's Equipping Guide is a powerful resource designed to offer guidance and encouragement to those who champion the cause of generosity and seek to encourage others on the journey.

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Excuses and Barriers

Do excuses stand in the way of your deepening relationship with God? Learn which excuses are common problems. Review this online resource that offers biblical responses to ideas such as the following: My giving is a private matter between God and me, no one else, The tithe does not apply to Christians today, only to Old Testament Israel, and I don't owe the poor anything.

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Generous Giving Research Library

Browse the largest online resource on giving to find hundreds of articles and reports.

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The Treasure Principle: Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving

(by Randy Alcorn) The so-called “treasure principle,” taught in the Bible but widely neglected today, is just this: When it comes to money, you can’t take it with you—but you can send it on ahead. In the revised edition of this small, pocket-sized book, pastor and author Randy Alcorn urges Christians to store up treasures for themselves in their true home: heaven.

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Fields of Gold: A Place beyond Your Deepest Fears, a Prize beyond Your Wildest Imagination

by Andy Stanley)  Perhaps you once dreamed of sowing fertile fields of generosity. But reality has taught you to be more cautious. This book will change the way you think about money and giving. When we truly understand God’s power and presence, we can’t help but trust Him to meet our needs. And once we realize that it really is better to give than to receive, there’s no limit to what God can do with our gifts.

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It's a New Day for Financial Freedom

"It’s A New Day” is about stewardship! It’s about the lordship of Christ over everything in our lives! It’s about getting out of debt! It’s about being ready to fulfill God’s call upon our lives! The SBC Executive Committee is pleased to present this New National Stewardship initiative to Southern Baptists with faith and excitement for its potential. Imagine what churches could do for the kingdom if their members were not burdened with debt. Imagine what could be accomplished if church members were free to fulfill God’s call of ministry. There has never been a better time than NOW to experience true joy and liberty that comes through financial freedom!

It's a New Day for Financial Freedom

This curriculum kit serves as a church wide outreach program for starting a comprehensive financial teaching program in your church. The kit includes a four week sermon series with video and outlines, age graded Bible study lessons, Power Point presentations, and listening notes to help your church effectively and economically teach God’s financial principles.

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Brian Kluth, Generous Life

Senior Pastor at the First Evangelical Free Church of Colorado Springs from 1999-2009.  In the fall of 2009 the church commissioned Brian to a newly created full-time staff position as a Generosity Minister-at-Large to the body of Christ.  This new role allows Brian to serve throughout the USA and around the globe through writing, guest preaching and seminars at churches, conference/seminar speaking, and the development of video and online training and generosity resources.

E-Manual: "Guide to Increase Church Giving" - Why & How to Conduct An All-Church Generosity Initiative

Do you want to unleash greater generosity in your congregation?  Are you looking for a first-time or annual stewardship drive ideas, insights, and materials?  This e-manual will guide you and/or your church committee to a greater understanding on the whys and hows of conducting an all-church generosity initiative.  Also include in this manual is a list of proven national resources and website links to help you successfully increase giving in your church.

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National Report: 45 Best Church Generosity Practices of Leading Church

Through consultations with healthy churches of all sizes, and leading churches across America, this report highlights the 45 Best Generosity Practices and resources to advance Biblical generosity and financial teaching.  In addition, the report gives fast facts of financial and giving trends impacting Christians and churches, a 12 month stewardship planning guide worksheet for use by church leaders and committees, and additional helpful articles and resources to take churches to new heights in generosity and financial teaching.

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Preaching and Writing Guide on Money & Generosity

Need helpful quotes, statistics, jokes, stories, sermon ideas, or Scriptures to help you in your preaching and writing on financial and generosity matters?  Then look no further!  This downloadable 40 page e-book will give you everything you need to take your communications on these vital subjects to a whole new level.  250 quips, quotes, facts, stats and more!  Plus 100 Scriptures on generosity.

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Stewardship Development Association

The Stewardship Development Association is committed to providing a high quality stewardship resources and assistance to churches and church leaders.  Specifically enlisted writers and developers from across the United States are enlisted to create books, tracts, audio CD’s, dramas, video DVD’s, and other material.

Catch the Vision: Guidelines for Developing a Strong Stewardship Ministry

the ministry of stewardship: Why Have a Ministry of Stewardship; How to Organize for a Ministry of Stewardship; Action Plan for a Ministry of Stewardship.  Click go to to look closer.

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Consider Your Ways Resource Guide

The CYW Guide provides a variety of resources for conducting the emphases in a local church. Contents of the guide include: preparation resources, sample letters, 1 week of age-graded lessons on Consider Your Wealth (3 weeks of age-graded lessons are included on the CD), dramas, sermon starters and a theme song.

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Living Life for the Highest Purpose

The book guides church leaders through a Biblical study of stewardship. It's a book about how life itself is a resource to be used in doing God's will and experiencing maximum fulfillment.

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