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Make It Simple
A congregational stewardship resource to assist you in stewardship education and annual response.
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Biblical Stewardship: Our Duty and Delight
with Dr. Mark Allan Powell
Trinity 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 sacrifices 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 course features seven 20-minute video sessions on DVD, and a comprehensive study guide and participant handouts. Available from SELECT Learning for $49.95
Money Leadership for Thriving Congregations
Through a series of paired and small group discussions, participants will establish a scriptural foundation for financial management and address issues relevant to your setting. This workshop series can be used as an overnight retreat, or in six sessions. For Pastors and sections provided for faithful stewards-lay leaders.Available by contacting 800-380-3522, Ext. 2767
This 10-minute online survey will assist leaders in identifying ways to grow giving. Learn more
Easy to use editable annual response program for all age groups in congregations, or use as is.Watch Video
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We’ve been told this since our days in Sunday school: We want to give and we need to give gladly. A spirit of generosity isn’t enough to guide us in our decisions. What else does Scripture have to say on the subject?
Three kinds of financial giving are mentioned in the Bible: offerings, tithes and alms. Understanding what they mean helps us achieve a thoughtful, balanced plan for our cheerful giving. Download
The following lectionary notes are offered as Sermon Starters
for pastors and other preachers/teachers who base their weekly proclamation on the progression of the lectionary through the church year.
Where Your Offering Goes...2010
Download PDF Spanish VersionQué Destino Tiene Su Ofrenda
Su ofrenda regular a su congregación, alguna porción del dinero de su ofrenda se utiliza para... mas
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