People under 35 think and see the world differently than do their parents and grandparents, and that’s reflected in their attitude towards institutions and their giving patterns. Churches need to adjust their stewardship approach to reach them. This handy sheet from the Church of England gives tips. (Photo: Wayne Miller, Creative Commons)
We all want a clean and healthy planet for our great-grandchildren, and reducing our congregational carbon footprint is a way to cut energy use and model practices to get us there. The Church of England has great resources to help. (Photo: Anton Fromkin, Creative Commons)
A four-week small-group curriculum on the theme of generosity in Mark’s Gospel is the core of these materials from the Church of England, but for participants there’s also a five-week daily Bible devotional. All for free PDF download. (Photo: Kevin M. Klerks, Creative Commons)
Civilization is facing a looming crisis of plastic that, while cheap and convenient, doesn’t break down. What to do? The Church of England suggest cutting down on plastic consumption, and it offers a Lenten calendar with daily suggestions. Read about it in the New York Times. (Photo: Kate Ter Haar, Creative Commons)
With flooding and other weather incidents across the UK, the Church of England said it will fight the “Great Demon” of climate change, which caused by burning fossil fuels. “Scientists warn about the damage we are creating but we do very little to mitigate the threat, or adapt to it,” said one church official. (Photo […]
“What is Christian giving? The Bible helps us to answer this question,” begins a 10-page PDF that looks at Scripture to illuminate important aspects of stewardship — Gifts from God, Giving Time, Giving Talent, and Giving Money. A nice primer from the Church of Scotland.