New Year’s Resolutions offer a great opportunity to set new goals and start new ventures. But this year, rebrand them as stewardship resolutions. After all, Christian stewardship starts with the premise that we actually own nothing because God owns it all. (Photo: Erephas, Creative Commons)
Make this a goal or resolution for 2022: “I will be more generous.” The spiritual discipline of generosity transforms us into people who experience the life abundant. This month’s free Stewardship Toolkit explores. (Photo: Per Erik Strandberg, Creative Commons)
“It’s the thought that counts.” That’s what we SAY about gift-giving, but then we focus on the gift itself, often tearing our hair out to find the “perfect” gift for someone who already has everything they need and want. The December Toolkit explores putting real thought behind gift-giving. (Photo: Neil T, Creative Commons)
If you’re looking for good, free stewardship resources for your congregation, the Giving 365 site offered by Horizons Stewardship is a great go-to place. Create a free account login and you’ll have access to a wide variety of quality materials with no obligation. (Photo: Kodomut, Creative Commons)
Being thankful for what you have, rather than craving what you lack, is a pathway to contentment. That’s the theme of November’s Stewardship Toolkit, with a newsletter article and RCL-based snippets for the Sunday bulletin. (Photo © Les Cunliffe – Fotolia.com)
Lots of annual campaigns flop because their underlying ideas are weak and flawed. But you don’t want that to happen to yours, right? Here are some ideas for navigating your campaign into the port of success. From the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, Wash.
SOLI’S Stewardship Toolkit offers a free monthly newsletter article, plus weekly RCL-based “snippets” for your Sunday bulletin. October’s toolkit focuses on how God calls us to examine our “harvest” and find sufficiency, contentment, and generosity.
How are you managing your Annual Stewardship Campaign this fall? It’s one of the major program areas of the church that has been impacted by the pandemic. Here some ideas to spark your creativity and planning. From the Episcopal Church Foundation.
Stewardship could be summed up as how we use our God-given gifts to draw closer to God and accomplish Godly purposes. And THAT’s mostly a matter of priorities. That’s the theme of September’s Toolkit, with a free newsletter article and Sunday bulletin blurbs. (Photo: AJ Cann, Creative Commons)
A huge, unrestricted gift may seem like the answer to a prayer for many congregations, but it can actually cause big problems if the groundwork is not prepared in advance. The United Methodist Church explores ways your church can prepare. (© f9photos – Fotolia.com)