2018 Heart and Treasure Survey

On February 08, 2018 we sent out a survey asking these three questions regarding out NAD Stewardship newsletter, Heart and Treasure.

  • Please rank elements of the Heart & Treasure online newsletter from most beneficial to least beneficial. (1=most beneficial; 9=least beneficial)
  • What else would you like to see included in the newsletter?
  • We love to hear from you! Please share with us your comments, questions, or words of encouragement for the North American Division Stewardship Ministries team.

Listed below are the survey responses (with minor editing). Thank you to all who took the time to respond.

Please rank elements of the Heart & Treasure online newsletter from most beneficial to least beneficial. (1=most beneficial; 9=least beneficial)


What else would you like to see included in the newsletter?
 
  • Examples of stewardship/financial plans. 
  • How to: excite members about stewardship, explain the church's use of money, create classes for different areas of stewardship and giving.
  • More sermon outlines.
  • Statistics and stories.
  • Life experience stories of how God blesses faithful tithing and giving.
  • How the church uses tithe, in what areas, and why.
  • Stories
  • Links to videos and other media to download.
  • Testimonies section
  • Stewardship strategies. The best way leaders can reach each church member.
  • Faith & Finance Applications
  • Sermon starters
  • I've never seen the newsletter, so hard to say, but I think you can't have enough practical tips.
  • Personal testimonies
  • An article on deep Biblical teaching on different aspects of stewardship. Not a sermon.
  • More articles and practical ways to help members embrace the God First principle beyond material or financial stewardship. Emphasis more on practical ways of having a closer relationship with God.
  • Biblical theology
  • Practical resources
  • Prayers
  • Personal stewardship testimonies from NAD.
  • What we currently have is good.
  • Links to video clips of people telling how stewardship practices have blessed them or their church.
  • Online sermons [and a presence on] Facebook and Instagram.
 
We love to hear from you! Please share with us your comments, questions, or words of encouragement for the North American Division Stewardship Ministries team.
 
  • Continue the work. I'm so very thankful.
  • Love the first issue. All elements are good. Really like the statistics. Not sure about the elements considered in the above survey.
  • Truly enjoy the sermons to use and Jack's Corner for children's story. Have enjoyed receiving the newsletter.
  • Good job!!!
  • Thanks for all your hard work.
  • I appreciate all that the team is doing to help us understand the true and noble side of stewardship.
  • Thank you for reviving Stewardship!
  • Do away with the references to its being an obligation to tithe and give offerings and focus more on how their money is used. People will give if they understand how it’s being spent and not because someone says they should.
  • Thank you for all that you do. The SS lessons are fantastic.
  • A newsletter is a great resource and useful in so many ways. Thank you for putting time into it.
  • Thank you for planning to improve the newsletter. We would greatly benefit from onsite financial training as well. Thank you.
  • I do not think I have seen one of your newsletters. Sorry.
  • Keep up the work of sharing the broad meaning and application of stewardship in our daily lives.
  • Thank you for the media supplements to first quarter Bible Study. We are using previews during our Personal Ministries segment and the daily "so what was I thinking" is posted daily on our Facebook page. Thank you for the resources.
  • Great that you are seeking feedback!! I have never received the newsletter. So, unless it's new, a good marketing campaign might be helpful.
  • Keep up the good work!
  • I am thrilled with the Sabbath School lesson for this first quarter. How can we raise the awareness of conference, union, and division leaders and administrators about the importance of the steward heart in all levels of ministry and outreach? Why is stewardship looked at as manly and in some cases only finance-related?
  • The team is doing a very good job. We from other divisions are benefiting immensely from your work
  • I am glad that we are educating our members in this important area of ministry.
  • Tough job! This quarter's SS lessons are a good foundation for a wider understanding of stewardship principles.
  • Thank you for your work. It is a blessing.