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Claiming an audacious and tenacious faith

RCL Reflection, Oct. 20, 2019
Jesus knew what was in store for his beloved tribe—including us—and this week’s parable can be a “pep-talk” for troubled times. The widow provides a model for persistent prayer and discipleship. She definitely stands in possession of an audacious and tenacious faith, one that allows her to keep on believing and persisting. (Photo: Ben Schumin, Creative Commons)

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Help your youth understand money and finance

How are you equipping youth in your congregation to talk about, manage, and steward financial resources? Instead of avoiding the topic, try this youth group lesson that uses Matthew 6:19-21, 24 along with games, teaching time, and discussion. You might also want to adapt this lesson for an intergenerational learning opportunity. (Photo: Creative Commons, Thanks!)

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Your November Toolbox: ‘A month of Thanksgiving’

The November edition of your free monthly “Stewardship Toolbox” is now available, with weekly Sunday bulletin blurbs based on the Lectionary, an original newsletter article and links to resources — all to aid your stewardship communication and ministry. This month’s theme: “A month of Thanksgiving.” (Photo © Les Cunliffe – Fotolia.com)

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Heed the ‘warning signs’ of financial trouble

Like the cardiac patient who winds up with a heart attack after ignoring both his deteriorating health and his doctor’s urgent advice, many congregations wait until there’s a crisis to start thinking seriously about stewardship and finance. You don’t want to be that congregation, writes Rob Blezard, SOLI web editor. (Photo: Aaron | Dan , licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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