Grant applications are being taken for the latest funding round in the Stewardship of Life Institute’s grant program. The deadline is March 15! Got a creative idea for stewardship education? SOLI is offering grants to help fund projects to advance stewardship in the ELCA. See details inside! (Photo:Stephen Depolo, Creative Commons )
Here’s a site for you if your congregation has been intending to get busy with planned and legacy giving. From the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, this site covers the issue well and provides solid resources to get you going with a planned giving program. Check out its link to the PDF “Planned Giving Guide […]
“When we eat, we acknowledge our complete dependence on God. We recognize our mutual dependence with all Creation.” The Christian Food Movement website seeks to educate and share resources for discipleship, sustainability, health, and justice, recognizing that Christ feeds us and food matters. Check it out!
You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to encourage “thanks-living.” Here’s a list of 10 short videos about random acts of kindness and gratitude. Use these films as discussion starters with your youth groups, faith formation classes, or other venues in your faith community. (Photo: marco antonio torres, Creative Commons)
Here’s a great way to lift up stewardship in your congregation during Lent. Check out 40acts 2017 “Romans 12 – A Living Sacrifice” and examine what it means to give your best: when it’s hard, when it hurts, with excellence. You’ll find Bible studies, small group resources, prayers, worship ideas, resources for youth, and more.
Here are 17 ideas excerpted from the Rev. Dr. Leah Schade’s book Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit (Chalice Press, 2015) for helping you become an ecopreacher in 2017. (Photo: aussiegall, Creative Commons)
It’s a tough question, one that is frequently debated. Thom Rainier of LifeWay Christian Resources, offers six perspectives to consider and discuss. (Photo: © Alfredo Muller – Fotolia.com)
Here is a great all-in-one resource for your congregation’s monthly stewardship communications. You’ll find short “Stewardship Snippets” tied to the RCL readings for every Sunday’s bulletin, articles for your monthly newsletter or website – ready to cut and paste, plus links to resources and more! Prepared by SOLI web editor Rob Blezard. (Photo © Les Cunliffe […]
Some churches jump on the “green” bandwagon but don’t ride it very far, says this blogger, who calls them “eco-tourist” congregations. Is your church one of them? If so, there’s plenty you can do about it. (Photo: Essentielly, Creative Commons)
If we don’t develop and sustain good money habits, not only will our choices impact our own future but also potentially those of our loved ones. Inspired by Nathan Dungan of Share Save Spend, here are seven clear ways to practice and teach good financial management. (Photo: © rangizzz – Fotolia.com)