Your free toolkit offers an original newsletter and RCL-based Sunday bulletin snippets. Communication and education can help change your congregation’s stewardship culture. Note: The Toolkits work best in a browser other than Chrome.
You don’t have to be a Wall Street tycoon or a CEO to feel the lure and power of greed, especially in North America. In our consumer culture all of us are pray to greed’s destructive influence. This Bible study from Crosswalk.com helps you unpack it. (Photo © f9photos – Fotolia.com)
RCL Reflection for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 29, 2022.
Jesus calls the church, as diverse as we Christians are, to be one. That’s quite a challenge in today’s highly polarized world, but what might happen if we take the mission seriously? Focusing on deep relationship and what we have in common through Jesus would be one way to start.
Your annual fall campaign may seem a long way off, but it will be here before you know it! Time to assemble or strengthen that stewardship team. The late Terry Parsons of the Episcopal Church has some timeless advice. (Photo (c) Robert Kneschke, Fotolia.com)
Summer doesn’t have to be a time for low giving. June’s free Stewardship Toolkit suggests ways to encourage your congregants to stay on-schedule with their offerings. Also, weekly RCL-based bulletin snippets. (Photo: Dylan Foley, Creative Commons)
Spiritual leaders and places of worship can play an important role in fighting tobacco use, the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can help. (Photo: Aphiwat Chuangchoem, Pexels)
Too many of us have homes cluttered with junk, as well as our hearts and minds cluttered with old desires, loyalties and ideas. This month’s Stewardship Toolkit suggests it’s time to simplify. (Photo © Les Cunliffe – Fotolia.com)
Because Christ rose from the grave, we also walk in newness of life. April’s free Stewardship Toolkit explores the implications for steward-disciples, with a newsletter article and RCL-based Sunday bulletin blurbs. (Photo: Neil T, Creative Commons)
Revised Common Lectionary Reflection, Second Sunday in Lent
March 13, 2022
We live in fearful and uncertain times. Yet we need not fear because as Paul reminds us, “Our citizenship is in heaven…” We live by faith. Maybe that’s a message folks need to hear today. (Photo by J. Aaron Farr. Thanks!)
Churches should be the place where we can fully trust everyone, which makes it so hard when church financial leaders are caught stealing money. Being vigilant and proactive can help. Here are 10 tips from Smart Church Management.