Fall is the time that most churches ask congregants to return pledges or estimates of giving. But for a lot of reasons the timetable’s not ideal, says Horizons Stewardship, which suggests moving the pledging window to January or February. This insightful article tells you why.
Whether your Christian education program is via online Zoom sessions or in-person classes, Thanksgiving offers a wonderful opportunity to teach about important faith principles and values we all hold dear, such as abundance, providence, gratitude and sharing. Here are some great ideas from childrensministry.com. (Photo: Marco Verch, Creative Commons)
Millennials have distinguished themselves from previous generations in their world view and way of engaging the world. To engage them in discipleship and stewardship requires a church to understand the Millennial mindset and find new approaches. From Kayla Matthews in NonProfitPro. (Photo: OECD, Creative Commons)
In Advent and Christmas we rejoice in the “new thing” that God did for us with Jesus. 2020 has been such a turbulent year, December’s stewardship toolkit explores the question, “to what new thing is God calling us today?” Free newsletter, RCL-based stewardship snippets and resources. Produced by SOLI. (Photo © Les Cunliffe – Fotolia.com)
Dementia affects some 50 million people every year, and the number is expected to triple in the next 30 years, according to the World Health Organization, which has issued guidance to help prevent dementia. This article in Prevention summarizes the WHO’s guidance and provides helpful links. (Photo: oddharmonic , Creative Commons)
How many times a day can you say “thank you” to someone? That’s the theme challenge in November’s Stewardship Toolkit, a communications package offering a newsletter article, Sunday bulletin snippets and resources to explore the theme. By Rob Blezard, SOLI web editor. (Photo: Ken, Creative Commons)
Fall is the time for “Harvest Festivals,” but with so many of our siblings hurting from the Covid-19 crisis, it’s a ripe time to urge people to share their plenty with those in need. That’s the theme for October’s free Stewardship Toolkit, which includes an original newsletter article, Sunday bulletin snippets and more. (Photo: Neil […]
What’s the “common good” mean in our “me first culture”? Stewarding the Common Good is the theme of this month’s free Stewardship Toolkit from Rob Blezard, web editor for the Stewardship of Life Institute. It explores the theme in a newsletter article, Sunday bulletin snippets and links to web resources.
For clarifying our thoughts and priorities, there’s nothing like a crisis. And Covid-19 is a biggie. August’s “Stewardship Toolkit” explores how we can learn the lessons to steward our church for the future. It has a newsletter article, Sunday bulletin “snippets” and resource links. (Photo: Michael Coghlan, Creative Commons)
Make the celebration of our nation’s birthday in July the occasion for God’s people to consider how well we’re stewarding our democracy. The free toolkit has a newsletter article, Sunday bulletin snippets and links to help your congregation explore the issue. We are entrusted with care for all the gifts has given us … including […]