Here’s a study guide authored by Carol Johnston inviting participants to consider the theological meaning of wealth by examining literature on Christian practices of giving and stewardship as well as scriptural and cultural understandings of riches. A downloadable PDF document is available. (Photo by pfarrell95. Thanks!)
Fasting is a time-honored spiritual discipline that helps people gain clarity of mind and spirit. Going without food for a certain period of time raises awareness and strengthens the will. When I went on a “financial fast” I was amazed what I learned about my spending! (Photo © Borys Shevchuk, via Fotolia)
The Rocket Company offers several free stewardship and preaching resources for pastors including webinars and downloadable documents. Click here to access them. Click here to access their free e-book 39 Things Pastors Need to Know about Money. Photo by Robert Huffstutter. Thanks!
Check out the educational offerings from Everence, a ministy of the Mennonite Church USA. You’ll find free downloadable curricula for adults, church leaders, youth, and even a Spanish language resource. There’s also a list of recommended books, calculators, and personal finance information, too. (Photo by opensourceway used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!)
Here’s an intensive week-long challenge to help participants rethink how their relationship to money. Click here for “A Money Mindfulness Intensive” from Barrie Davenport of Live Bold & Bloom. (Photo by formatc1 used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!)
Here’s a basic, easy-to-understand article about credit scores, complete with ideas about how to check and improve them. Click here to go to the CoupleMoney blog and follow Elle’s easy advice. (Photo by The Consumerist used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!)
A good time does not necessarily involve spending money. In this short blog post Trent Hamm of The Simple Dollar discusses his family’s move to creative money-free weekends. Click here to read more. (Photo by USFWSmidwest used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!)
Lectionary Reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 15, 2012
No doubt about it, this Sunday is a great day to talk about stewardship and generosity. The lesson from Acts lifts up a model for Christian community that is both controversial and compelling. Are you up to the challenge? (Photo by stephen.willis used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!0
Making and keeping to a family budget is a lot like dieting: It’s easy start but hard to follow through. It’s one reason why so many people are overweight — and in debt! Here is an article with 10 tips for how to get your finances on track and keep them there! (Photo © Artur […]
JUST LIVING Blog
A trip to the grocery store reminds our blogger that her daughter’s financial health and preparedness are not to be taken for granted. (Photo by gmnonic used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!