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 […]
Sheltering in place? Isolated from friends? Can’t find toilet paper or other essentials at the store? This pandemic is having quite an impact on everyone, but it’s also challenging us to live more faithfully, writes Mike Little, head of Faith & Money Network. (Photo: AJC1, Creative Commons )
Check out this free e-book from Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Published in 1950, the book’s opening chapters offer timeless observations on the role of the pastor and theology of stewardship, even if some of its recommendations are antiquated. (Photo © Elena Schweitzer – Fotolia.com)
Late spring is the perfect time to start composting. This guide from the New York State Department of Conservation tells you how. (Photo: Oregon State University, Creative Commons)
With millions of people across the country unemployed or furloughed, coronavirus has curtailed the cash flow of many families who still have bills to pay. Here, from Fortune magazine, are some coping strategies.
An increasing number of church leaders are reporting a slow decline in church giving — both in total dollars and in the number of people giving. Over time, this decline could have a devastating effect on a church’s capacity to fund ministry. Here are three key areas to focus on to embrace God’s preferred future […]
Like a caterpillar emerging from a cocoon to new life as a butterfly, we can help our congregations awaken from Covid-19 to a reality that is deeper, richer and more beautiful. Explore stewarding a new community in this month’s free “Stewardship Toolkit” from SOLI editor Rob Blezard. (Photo: Alias 0591, Creative Commons)