Question 5. How long will this adaptive change take?


Changing the stewardship culture in the congregation is not a quick fix. Applying the Word of God to every area of the steward’s life is an ongoing process. It takes time, intentionality, and commitment. Kevin Ford writes, “If you are looking for easy answers or seven steps, stop now. You will be disappointed. We live in a world of quick fixes, instant diets, thirty-minute delivery guarantees, and great abs in seven minutes a day. Yet we all know that the best things in life take time” (Transforming Church,p. xiii).