The Word of God provides a foundation for teaching stewardship. The study of Scripture -- along with basic stewardship principles and practices -- are the starting point for all ages to become good stewards and to teach others.
Here are a few suggested educational resources:
with Dr. Mark Allan PowellTrinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio
Stewardship means “belonging to God” -- all that we are and all that we have comes from God. We are grateful to God for it all, and responsible to God for how we use it. There is a connection between stewardship and spirituality: generous giving as a spiritual discipline helps us to grow in Christ.
“Duty and delight” are both motivating factors for giving— doing what we ought to do as responsible church members, and making cheerful sacrifi ces out of love for God.
The overarching theme of this course is, “This is good news!” The biblical message of financial stewardship is:
• promising and encouraging;
• not (usually) guilt-inducing;
• a way of life;
• for many of us, it just may be the way to a better life.
This brand-new course features seven video sessions on DVD, and comprehensive group and individual study materials.
• Session 1: Belonging to God
• Session 2: What is a Steward
• Session 3: Treasures and Hearts
• Session 4: Motives for Giving
• Session 5: Duty and Delight
• Session 6: Cheerful SacrificesBonus Session for Congregational Development
Available: September 2010 Price: $49.95 visit www.selectlearning.org
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Additional resources for:
• Children and Youth