Bill Marianes has dedicated a significant portion of the last 35 years, and every available weekend for the last 5 years, to traveling over 150,000 miles throughout the United States to work with individual church communities, clergy, and faithful to better understand and implement true stewardship in their Parishes and lives. He delivers extensive stewardship content for Parishes and individuals through his website and blog at www.stewardshipcalling.com and his Igniting The Flame Of True Christian Stewardship program. Bill is an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarch and has served the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and Atlanta Metropolis Councils for many years. By day, he is a partner in the Atlanta office of a 900+ lawyer international law firm and practices in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, business succession planning, and church matters. By calling, he is a stewardship evangelist and can be reached at either Bill@stewardshipcalling.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This podcast is the second in the three-part series on the Stewardship “SIN” (Spirituality, Income, and Numbers) challenges faced by Christian churches today. We briefly explore highlights of some of the enormous amounts of relevant data and information that demonstrate significant Income challenges being faced by Christian churches in America today. We will explore the statistics that show that disposable income and charitable giving are going up among American Christians while the level of contributing to their churches is going down and why.
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