Messages are woven throughout the Bible about stewardship and how we are responsible for the proper use and management of everything God has entrusted to us. This study guide from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, explores.
Here is a resource you can really dig into from the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. The 66-page booklet offers study materials as well as resources for worship and prayer. (Photo © Alfredo Muller – Fotolia.com)
Stewardship campaigns love to quote Paul in 2 Corinthians 9:7, that “God loves a cheerful giver.” You see it on stickers and posters and refrigerator magnets. It may sound cheesy on the surface, but the phrase has some profound implications for Christian stewards. From Biblestudytools.com.
We don’t make God richer when we tithe. Rather, it’s we who become richer because our generous giving in the name of God frees us from the negative influence that money has on our lives. This Bible study from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod helps you explore. (Photo: Tax Credits, Creative Commons)
Looking for a stewardship teaching series? From Bible.org, here is a nine-part lesson on biblical stewardship that covers the topic extensively, everything to help God’s people understand and grow as generous disciples of Jesus. (Photo © Alfredo Muller – Fotolia.com)
When planning your children’s Sunday school lessons for the 2021-22 school year, be sure to include a class on generosity! This “Heart of Giving” lesson from ministry-to-children.com looks at two people in Mark’s Gospel with very different attitudes towards money. (Photo: Kathie Luther, Creative Commons)
The Lutheran Church’s standard offering prayers provide a gateway to understanding the basics of stewardship. This article and study guide from Living Lutheran magazine explores the idea in a format perfect for individuals or groups. (Photo © alphaspirit – Fotolia.com)
Whether it was Roman-era coinage or it is today’s dollars and cents – no matter the currency – Jesus had plenty to say about money. It’s been said that Jesus talked more about money and wealth than he did about anything except the Kingdom of God. (Photo: Daniel R. Bloom, Creative Commons)
Check out this Lenten stewardship curriculum with a focus on creation care! Written by Dr. Kent Shifferd and produced by earthministry.org, this seven section curriculum uses hymns, poems, prayers, journaling, and scripture. You’ll find plenty here to help you teach good stewardship in your faith community! (Photo © JcJg Photography – Fotolia.com)
Acts 2 gives us a wonderful view of what it means to be a community of Christians. This snapshot of the early church offers a template for authentic community that churches should seek to follow. Pastor and author Mike Ayers finds six rich insights to explore. How do these relate to your life and community? […]