Here is a series of four Bible-based lessons on stewardship that help you explore such important stewardship topics as wealth, giving, time, family and entertainment. Use them individually or as a series. Materials include teacher’s guide and student sheets. From the Alabama Baptist Convention. (Photo: Todd Petrie, Creative Commons)
“When we eat, we acknowledge our complete dependence on God. We recognize our mutual dependence with all Creation.” The Christian Food Movement website seeks to educate and share resources for discipleship, sustainability, health, and justice, recognizing that Christ feeds us and food matters. Check it out!
The physical health of our body definitely plays a role in our overall health—mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—the overall quality of life improves significantly. Taking care of the one body that God has given us is wise stewardship … it affects our entire life. Good advice from Charisma magazine. (Photo: Dr. Abdulla Nasar, Creative Commons)
You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to encourage “thanks-living.” Here’s a list of 10 short videos about random acts of kindness and gratitude. Use these films as discussion starters with your youth groups, faith formation classes, or other venues in your faith community. (Photo: marco antonio torres, Creative Commons)
Here’s a great way to lift up stewardship in your congregation during Lent. Check out 40acts 2017 “Romans 12 – A Living Sacrifice” and examine what it means to give your best: when it’s hard, when it hurts, with excellence. You’ll find Bible studies, small group resources, prayers, worship ideas, resources for youth, and more.
Here are 17 ideas excerpted from the Rev. Dr. Leah Schade’s book Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit (Chalice Press, 2015) for helping you become an ecopreacher in 2017. (Photo: aussiegall, Creative Commons)
Here’s a PDF guide from stewardship.org.uk to help you talk with teens about money and possessions. You’ll find scripture references, games, and thought-provoking questions to help your youth explore stewardship of God’s abundance. (Photo: Wayne Miller, Creative Commons)
Earn, Borrow, Save and Protect — these are the five areas involved in managing personal finance, and you can learn all about them at MyMoney.gov, the website of the Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission. Browse the site for information on smart banking investing and other topics. (Photo (c) Ariel Grimm, ShareAlike License)
Statistically, church giving is a long way from the biblical benchmark of a tithe — 10 percent. And it’s too bad, because universal tithing would create a wave of benevolence, goodwill and mission that would wash away much human suffering and pain. But the truth is, giving is NOT a money issue, but a heart […]
It’s not the person who collects the money, counts the money or deposits the money. It’s not the person who heads up the annual campaign or chooses a stewardship theme, writes Rebekah Simon-Peters. It’s not the person who collects the money, counts the money or deposits the money. In fact, the most important stewardship job has […]