Center for Biblical Stewardship

A Center headquartered on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

God has a redemptive plan which He is advancing forward to perfect completion.

World history undeniably records and exemplifies His plan. Stewardship is God's Biblical method of
inviting us - His disciples, to actively join Him in completing His plan.

Because of the ultimate gift given on the cross, our active faith provides us with eternal hope and charitable heart opportunities to steward our God-given resources of time, talents, and treasures. To advance His Great Commission is at the center of each Christian’s calling and purpose in life.

Inspirational education and services for the “heart-work” of stewardship leaders

Mission Statement

The Center for Biblical Stewardship exists to inspire the “heart-work” of stewardship leaders. We do this by promoting, educating, and preserving our Biblical stewardship heritage. Our methods are building collaborative partnerships, issuing CEU-certified coursework and education, sponsoring technology projects, and providing clearinghouse services.

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 22716
Fort Worth, TX 76122-0140

Dr. Evan Lenow, Ph.D., Director
Phone: 817.923.1921 x4540
email: elenow@swbts.edu

Internationally Certified Stewardship Education

Beginning in December 2005, the Center was recognized  as America’ first higher education certified stewardship  “Center.”  The Center is the official, authorized provider of internationally certified, stewardship continuing education units (CEU’s).

New, and Re-issued, Multi-Language Stewardship Resources

These resources are designed to help ministry leaders “inspire” and encourage increasing stewardship practice in their churches and ministries, boards of directors, and supportive donor relationships.

  • Through its internet delivery system, the Center makes available new stewardship resources, re-issued out of print texts, and a realm of stewardship books, CD-Rom & DVD products.
  • The Preissler Collection, a collaborative program with the center, is the world’s largest stewardship library, motion picture film, art & artifact holdings. A living history depicting stewardship practice through history. New tools and products are available for view and interest as well.
  • This reference library and special collection is exclusively on loan to the Center by Dr. Preissler, to support partner education initiatives, new research, and clearinghouse stewardship efforts.

Unique, Mutually-Collaborative Global Partnerships

The Center welcomes working partnerships with a wide galaxy of Christian leaders:

  • Denominations, mega-churches, individual and local churches and
  • Over 20 different Parachurch leadership associations and organizations
  • Stewardship and ministry education consultants,
  • Publishers
  • Seminaries

The International Society of Stewardship Leaders

The Center has renewed a historic membership Guild of international stewardship-minded leaders, individuals, advocates, professionals in the field, students and scholars and service representatives. The International Society is a world body of leaders dedicated to guard, advance, and preserve Biblically-based stewardship values through the vehicle of the Center. Historically, a number of active stewardship guilds existed between 1860 and 1930.

Center Leadership
  • Dr. Evan Lenow, Ph.D., Director
  • Wayne Hast, Chief Instructor and Leader of the Financial Education Fellowship Program

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
School Of Theology
Department of Stewardship
2001 West Seminary Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76115
817.923.1921 x4520

Established 1908 Fort Worth, Texas