Chris McKenna, Director of Middle School Ministry at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Caledonia, Michigan, shares three simple actions to help ‘tweens become better stewards of God’s gifts. (Photo: Jose Kevo, Creative Commons)
Robert Wuthnow, Andlinger Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, wrote this article for The Christian Century a decade ago, but his observations and critique of the failure of American churches and synagogues to address issues of faith and money in a substantive and effective way… Read more»
Check out Pr. Nadia Bolz-Weber’s blog for a brief review of Free: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most by Mark Scandrette, and then consider reading the book and using it for a group study this fall. Click here for a four minute video with Scandrette talking about the book.
Here’s a short but useful article by The Rev. Fred D. Milligan, Jr. about the need to intentionally cultivate generosity in congregations. “One-time workshops where only one or two members of a congregation attend and canned annual campaign programs are insufficient given the scope of the task at hand,” he says. Read the entire article… Read more»
Adam Hamilton, pastor and author, reflects on how we are hardwired by God to be generous but fall prey to the voices of fear and self-gratification. Click here for more. Click here to learn about Hamilton’s book Enough. (Photo: Liz West, Creative Commons)
Here’s an article from the Wall Street Journal that offers good tips for parents in any income bracket who want help their children become generous stewards of time, talent, and resources. (Photo: © Jaren Wicklund – Fotolia.com)
Click here to explore “Elements of a Successful Planned Giving Program” on the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations website. This guide covers the basics and provides solid resources to begin a conversation in your context about gift planning. (Photo: David Morris, Creative Commons License. Thanks!)