Year-end giving marks a confluence of three basic needs — the church’s need for money, the need of taxpayers to make charitable gifts before Dec. 31 and the need of Christians to give generously. Perfect, right? Here are some good ideas from Brian Kluth’s organization that can help you along.
Earth is in trouble—from global climate change, the pollution of air, land, and water, and much more. As people of faith, we believe that the degraded ecological condition is in part a spiritual problem. And as people of faith, we can work to educate about, advocate for and model a new ways of looking at God’s creation. This manual will explain how. (Photo Photo by Aussiegall, used by Creative Commons license.)
Looking for a nice stewardship quote for your newsletter, sermon or bulletin? Here’s the resource for you! The Barnabas Foundation has compiled this list that will provide something for every occasion. (Photo © trotzolga – Fotolia.com)
By Clint Schroeder
And, if we are indeed thankful, then surely a manifestation of that gratitude will be a generous sharing of the love and blessings we have received from a gracious God.