Baylor University’s extensive research into the corrosive effect of consumerism offers plenty of material for personal or group study. Download the work and six study guides, and get busy! (Photo: Pandah, Creative Commons)
Generosity can be learned through practice, insight and experience. That’s good news, because generosity helps others and you have a better life. Psychology Today reports. (Photo: Bill McChesney, Creative Commons)
God has more promises in the Bible about giving than anything else. Why? Because God’s nature is to give, and we who are made in the image of God are designed to be generous, too, says Rick Warren. (Photo: Timur Weber, via Pexels)
Looking for a good Vacation Bible School program this summer? Or summer camp curriculum? Building Faith, a ministry of Virginia Theological Seminary, offers some recommendations. (Photo: Richard Wagoner, Creative Commons)
Plenty of benefits to body, mind and soul accompany gratitude. The good news is that thankfulness can be cultivated with a little time and effort. Positive Psychology offers a wide variety of exercises to help.
Here’s a lesson plan to help children understand about stewardship and giving. It explores the issue through the parable of the talents and servants (Matthew 25:14-30). From Ministry to Children. ((Photo: Richard Masoner, Creative Commons)
You don’t need to travel to Greenland or the Amazon for a great Creation-Care Pilgrimage. Look around and you can probably find one within easy driving distance. Buildingfaith.org reports. (Photo: Tirachard Kumtanom, Pexels)
What difference does gratitude make in our lives? A lot! Being grateful is a foundation for a happy, fulfilling life as a follower of Jesus. This article from yourbreakthrough.com explains. Check out its other helpful links. (Photo: Tiger Girl, Creative Commons)
What does it take to be a steward? The ELCA has boiled it down to seven principles that can be learned, taught and adopted. Handy PDF is good for individual exploration or congregational group study.
Lent starts next week! Here are resources that you can use to help make Lent a time of focus on stewardship of our time, talent, treasure, planet and our spirits. From a variety of sources and in a number of formats in a Word file.