Rising to New Life

Narrative Lectionary for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Year Three, August 20, 2017
We belong to Christ, and as part of Christ’s body, we “walk wet” in this world, living out our baptismal covenant in tangible, visible, and countercultural ways. It means that we confront that which is counter to the way of Christ and provide opportunities and ways to work for justice, equity, and peace. (Photo: Dmitry Kichenko, Creative Commons)

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Can anybody ever learn enough biblical stewardship? I don’t think so, either. offers a really good weekly stewardship Bible study that you can get delivered right to your email box! Each study starts with a brief passage from scripture, offers a stewardship reflection, and then some questions for thought and prayer. From the NIV Stewardship Study Bible from Zondervan. (Photo by Alvanman, used by Creative Commons license)

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Here’s Your September ‘Stewardship Toolbox’

This is an assortment of “tools” for your congregation’s monthly stewardship communications and education: “cut-and-paste” short “Stewardship Snippets” tied to the RCL readings for every Sunday’s bulletin, articles for your monthly newsletter or website. You’ll also find links for resources to “Teach,” “Preach,” “Lead,” “Think’, and “Do” stewardship. Prepared by SOLI web editor Rob Blezard. (Photo © Les Cunliffe –

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Stewardship in Times of Transition

What does change have to do with stewardship? On one hand, stewardship always implies change — of giving, of accomplishing mission, of work together. On the other hand, though, stewardship is about constants, the grace of Jesus Christ and his call upon on lives. In this article from Luther Seminary’s Center for Stewardship Leaders, write Angela Denker uses a personal experience to explore the issue. (Photo: Alias 0591, Creative Commons)

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