Just-JackThis blog is intended to share thoughts, ideas, and tips for congregations and leaders to help teach and grow generous disciples who respond to God’s grace according to their true capacity.  Please contact me if you have a comment, question, or idea to share as we work together to fund our shared pursuit of Christ’s mission.

Jack Tigner, Bishop
Mission Center Financial Officer
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  • Aug2017

    Extravagant Generosity

    August 6, 2017

    Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” Who we are, who we’ve become as a person, is an accumulation of all the choices we have ever made in our lives. It is our decision to be a...

  • Apr2017

    If our Christian stewardship is important to us, then the first thing we need to do is take care of ourselves and our family. The second thing we need to do is be prepared to take care of the rest of God’s creation. We also must understand how to manage...

  • Feb2017

    Stewardship and Generosity: Let’s Talk About It (part 2) “Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the...

  • Dec2016

    A few weeks ago, we talked about all the choices we make everyday in our lives.   And how those choices are what really define who we are as a person, and how it’s a direct reflection of our stewardship.  I also mentioned that it seems like we rarely talk about...

  • Sep2016

    Are We Ever Satisfied?

    September 30, 2016

    I recently read a comical illustration about how most of us are never satisfied with what we have.   In this story, a married couple, George and Marlene, had been married for 40 years. George had just turned 60 years old a few months earlier and they were celebrating Marlene’s 60th...

  • Aug2016

    What is Generosity?

    August 30, 2016

    What is Generosity? The Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary defines generosity as: the quality of being kind, understanding, and not selfish; the quality of being generous; especially: willingness to give money and other valuable things to others. So how do we as Christians, and as a church, Community of Christ, define Generosity?...

  • Stewardship: It’s Our Choice In a recent meeting that we had with some of our Michigan church leaders, it was brought up by a couple of folks, that we don’t seem to talk much in our sermons about stewardship anymore.  That’s not the first time I’ve heard that statement. A...