Scott Rodin (PhD, University of Aberdeen, Scotland) has a passion for helping God’s people discover the freedom and joy of the faithful steward. He is president of The Steward’s Journey and Kingdom Life Publishing and has authored twelve books.

Posts by Scott Rodin:

How Generosity Can Rob Us Of Our Joy

Posted on: 21 Oct 2019

Wait, what? Isn’t generosity supposed to bring us joy? How can acts of generosity rob us of joy? Well, stay tuned. I need to be careful with definitions if I am to make my point clearly. First, consider the definition of ‘generous’. One common dictionary offers this, “(of a person) showing a readiness to give more of something, as money or time, than is strictly necessary or expected.” Webster likes, “liberal in giving.” Still another, “the trait of being willing to give your money or time.” Pretty clear. To be generous is to give more (liberally) than expected of your […]

How to Practice Faithful Fundraising by Shifting from Transaction to Transformation

Posted on: 07 May 2019

In 1 Samuel 15, Samuel rebukes King Saul for not listening to God before going to war with the Amalekites.  Starting at verse 20, Saul replies to Samuel, “But I did obey the Lord,” Saul said, “I went on the mission the Lord assigned me. I completely destroyed the Amalekites and brought back Agag their king. The soldiers took sheep and cattle from the plunder, the best of what was devoted to God, in order to sacrifice them to the Lord your God at Gilgal.”  Remember that Saul was told to destroy the Amalekites and not bring anything back. But […]

Pray Differently

Posted on: 25 Feb 2019

Approach People Differently

Posted on: 14 Feb 2019

Why It’s A Spiritual Battle

Posted on: 07 Feb 2019

The Difference When Fundraising Is Ministry

Posted on: 31 Jan 2019

One of The Biggest Joys of Ministry Fundraising

Posted on: 23 Jan 2019

The Five ‘Rights’ for Raising Kingdom Resources

Posted on: 13 Feb 2017

Many years ago I was asked to state what effective fundraising looked like in one sentence. Here is what I wrote: Having the right person ask the right giving partner for the right amount to support the right project at the right time. Over the years I have come to see how these five ‘rights’ form the foundation of a solid fund development program. Here is a brief look at each. Right Person In the preparation process it must be determined who is the best possible person or persons to approach each giving partner.  While most often the ‘right’ person will be […]

Three Battles Every Leader Must Win

Posted on: 31 Oct 2016

Leadership is a journey along a path strewn with obstacles that challenge us to stop or retreat back to where we came. We must face and overcome them if we are to lead our people forward toward success.  Steward leaders engage in these ‘battles’ on behalf of their people.  Victory begins with us if it is to be experienced by the people we lead and the organizations we serve. In the spiritual realm the stakes in these battles are even higher as the enemy seeks to render us ineffective in our work. I will lift up three of these battles […]

Generosity of Spirit – It’s the heart of great leaders

Posted on: 24 Oct 2016

A generous spirit is more than just a mark of a great leader; it is the heart of a great leader. Without generosity of spirit, your life and leadership will leave an empty wake behind you instead of a rich legacy. In The Generosity Factor, S. Truett Cathy, Founder of Chick-Fil-A, and Ken Blanchard comment that the transformation of the heart requires us, “To move from success to significance, from wealth to generosity, from achievement to service, and from status to relationships.”[1]  But how does that transformation take place?  How do we cultivate true generosity of spirit?  We believe it […]