Stewardship Firm RSI Helps Churches Create a 'Culture of Stewardship' with "REVEALED: The Life You've Only Imagined"
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DALLAS, July 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- RSI, the leading Dallas-based stewardship firm, introduced REVEALED: The Life You've Only Imagined, an innovative, 30-day, church-wide stewardship study, today at the National Association of Church Business Administrators Conference (NACBA) in Grapevine, Texas.
"We are proud to debut this product at NACBA, because we feel it is a perfect fit with this year's theme, 'Improving Your Serve,'" said RSI President Doug Turner. "RSI has worked with numerous church administrators through the years to help them develop customized capital campaigns. But we have found that many are eager to go beyond the topic of money to help their members see stewardship as more than a financial buzzword, but rather a way of life. This comprehensive study that reflects the biblical perspective offers just that."
The only small-group stewardship curriculum on the market designed as a church-wide program, REVEALED emphasizes accountability to unite the entire congregation as they dive into the biblical principles of managing time, talent and treasure. Participants of all ages – children, youth and adults – will reinforce the weekly Bible study with daily reflections and Scripture memorization through age-specific curriculum.
"I spent several years as a senior pastor and understand the challenge and frustration that comes with leading a congregation through the concept of biblical stewardship," Turner said. "REVEALED enables church leaders to teach stewardship as a 'people' issue, not a 'pocketbook' issue. This resource helps church leaders move their congregation into a 'culture of stewardship' by helping each member realize the magnitude of their God-given potential."
In addition to weekly Bible study, adults will also benefit from DVD teachings and inspiration from Turner, who has worked first-hand with congregations of all sizes, including Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago, Ill., and Calvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Joining him are some of the nation's most innovative and effective pastors including Dr. Tim Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York; Dr. David Ireland of Christ Church in New Jersey; and Rev. Troy Gramling of Flamingo Road Church in Florida.
Intertwined within these teachings are heart and humor life-lesson stories from Rev. Mike Breaux, teaching pastor at Willow Creek, as well as personal, real-life testimonies of faithful stewards.
"A life void of stress and worry is available to your church, but it requires surrender," Turner said. "A life of peace and fulfillment only comes when your members are willing to surrender their life to the Lord so that they no longer think about their time, their talent and their treasure, but rather God's time, God's talent and God's treasure. This 30-day study has the power to transform your Church but only if you are willing to fully dive in."
REVEALED is produced with the expertise of RSI and Lifetogether. RSI, led by Turner, is a Dallas-based stewardship firm that has worked with more than 17,000 large and small congregations nationwide to raise over $8 billion. By utilizing a ministry-focused approach to fundraising, RSI has developed a proven, successful methodology that is based on the biblical principles of stewardship.
Lifetogether, led by Brett Eastman, is a ministry dedicated to helping transform lives through community and has produced over 30 DVD-based, small-group Bible studies, including Gold medallion winner, Doing Lifetogether.
For more information about REVEALED: The Life You've Only Imagined and RSI, visit www.alrcnewskitchen.com/revealed or www.rsirevealed.com.
Additional information: The REVEALED campaign kit includes all necessary materials needed for church leaders to take their members on this 30-day journey including:
- Training manuals and DVDs for pastors, campaign directors and small-group leaders;
- Small-group curriculum for children grades four through six, youth grades seventh through 12th and adults;
- A supplemental small-group teaching DVD for adults;
- A "REVEALED" book by Doug Turner featuring 30 chapters for daily in-depth study;
- Sermon starters for the five-week campaign;
- Collateral materials for each church to personalize;
- A customizable campaign timeline; and
- A 90-second promotional DVD.
The full kit, which retails at $495, as well as group and starter kits are available at www.rsirevealed.com.