With advertisers doing their best to convince our kids that they “have to have” the latest Christmas toy, it’s tough for parents to teach about wants vs. needs. But Momlifetoday.com has some ideas. (Photo: Neeta Lind, Creative Commons)
Your Stewardship Toolkit for November — the month for thanksgiving — looks at how practicing gratitude helps develop a heart of generosity. Free newsletter article and weekly bulletin blurbs.
Every church leader would love to develop a church with a culture of robust, faithful generosity. Question is, how? The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas has some key insights!
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)
Unless families model and teach generosity in the home, our children may learn toxic ideas about sharing and giving. How can families be intentional about generosity? Here are 10 ways. (Photo: Neeta Lind, Creative Commons)
In this season where the church is challenged in so many areas, we can’t lose our passion for generosity. Biblically rooted generosity and stewardship are an integral parts of making disciples and focusing on the mission God calls us to accomplish. Jim Shepperd of Generis offers some good advice.
Earning just 24 cents per hour as incarcerated persons, a group of inmates saved their money to provide Christmas baskets for less fortunate inmates. We can learn much from their generosity and embodiment of a pure spirit of Christmas.
Equip the saints of your church with a daily Advent devotional: “Generosity in Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.” Produced by the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the ELCA, the free, downloadable booklet offers ways to explore, serve and pray over Scripture passages. Organized by weekly Advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love.
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.
Lectionary Reflection for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
June 27, 2021
This week’s epistle lesson offers an excellent chance to talk about stewardship and generosity. After all, every sermon should be a stewardship sermon. Read on for ideas for preaching and teaching, worship, and time with youth and children.