Check out the educational offerings from Everence, a ministy of the Mennonite Church USA. You’ll find free downloadable curricula for adults, church leaders, youth, and even a Spanish language resource. There’s also a list of recommended books, calculators, and personal finance information, too. (Photo by opensourceway used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!)
Looking for a stewardship of creation devotional guide to use? Here’s a good one from webofcreation.org that provides scripture, a quote from the ELCA social statement “Caring for Creation,” a creation care fact, a prayer, and ways to become more involved and committed to caring for God’s good creation. Click here to access the free […]
Here’s a five-part study guide on climate change from the National Catholic Rural Life Conference. Using a reflection/action methodology called Shared Christian Praxis, this study is designed to help people use critical thinking to reflect on their own experiences relating them to their faith and moving them toward future action. Click here for more information […]
Here’s a 35 page downloadable document from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston. Click here to access the download as a PDF document, entitled Caring and Sharing and Returning God’s Gifts. You should find many good ideas to adapt to your context. (Photo by Richard Masoner used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!)
Looking for some fun, interactive games to teach stewardship principles to children in your congregation? Click here for Jennie Dalcour’s eHow article for some good ideas. (Photo by ptmoney.com used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!)
Today’s sermon is a Bible study. You have brought your Bibles today and we are going to study them to see what the Bible has to say about stewardship. We are people of the Word. The Word is our spiritual guide for so many of our beliefs and values. We consistently look to the Word for guidance.
Who is teaching the next generation how to prioritize sharing as one of their primary money habits? Who is calling the question on ‘how much is enough?’ The dearth of opportunities to dig into these critically important questions is no less than astounding. Enter faith communities. This is an ideal time for congregations to convene multi-generational learning experiences about money. (Photo © June Reed – Fotolia.com)
Here’s an amusing, yet insightful, look at what constitutes “tithing.” Click here to watch a YouTube video entitled “Tithing = ten percent…of what?” (Photo by seo_gun used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!)
One aspect of the Christian life that often gets little attention in most Lutheran confirmation programs is environmental stewardship. Following is a six-session program that concentrates on how each individual person interacts with his or her surrounding environment. The program has three basic goals; an awareness of how many resources it takes for each of us to live, an awareness of the amounts and kinds of waste each of us generates, and an awareness of our human and Christian responsibility to steward the use of God’s creation.
Consumerism is arguably the dominant cultural force in the United States, but our Christian faith challenges consumerism’s assumptions. Here are six study guides — on topics ranging from “Stuff Love,” “Mastering Mammon” and “Discovering Your True Identity” — to help you explore. (Photo by Pandah, used by Creative Commons License. Thanks!)