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Posted: Jan 19
Posted: Jan 19
Resolve To Do Three Stewardship Practices This Year
Annual Giving, Environmental Stewardship, Generations & Stewardship, Stewardship Formation, Year Round & Holistic Stewardship
I know. New Year’s resolutions are a joke. Nobody keeps New Year’s resolutions, good intentions notwithstanding. Let’s just say that upfront and out loud. Now, take a breath and admit that sometimes things have to change.
Here are three simple ideas that if practiced over the coming twelve months will transform your stewardship efforts and your church. In reality, we truly cannot do without them. continue reading...
Posted: Nov 12
St. Paul Motivates His Church's Donors - c. 56 A.D.
By Ian Clark This article is reprinted from the website of the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration, www.sofii.org. The original article can be found here. This could be the first ever appeal for regular, committed donors. In the early days of the Christian church the missionary Paul asked his supporters in the city of Corinth to set aside a small portion of their income regularly, to sustain victims of a famine and then later to support good works generally. Here Ian Clark explains the significance of Paul’s letters to his followers, which subsequently became the foundation of the Christian Church’s teaching on generosity and giving. SUMMARY/OBJECTIVES: Raising funds to relieve the Palestinian famine. BACKGROUND: continue reading...
Posted: Oct 28
Will Our Children Be Stewards? Books to Read with Children
Amos and Boris, by William Steig. This is about giving to strangers through the experience of a mouse and a whale.
Arthur’s Pet Business, by Marc Brown. Arthur’s determination to prove he is responsible enough the have a puppy brings him a menagerie of animals to care for. Little, Brown and Company, 1990. continue reading...
Posted: Oct 28
Abundantly Blessed, Abundantly Blessing: Celebrating Abundance and Blessings with our Children – Curriculum resource for young people – a resource for families to use in their homes to open conversation and teaching around stewardship through the sharing of stories, believes and practices about giving and receiving. Call the TENS office to order a copy: 1-800-699-2669.
Living With Money is a powerful ecumenical adult education program for congregations that helps groups explore the subject of money from a spiritual perspective. This program is a four part program each part being between 19 to 24 minutes. Study Guide available click here to order online. You will leave the TENS’ website when you go to this link. continue reading...
Posted: Oct 13
A Stewardship Bible Study
Stewardship is not about fundraising. Stewardship is about mission -- God's mission in the world, and our mission as followers of Jesus Christ. Let's take a look at what God is asking us to do as stewards of all God has given to us, through group Bible study and prayer. Here are some suggested texts to study. At the bottom of this page is a suggested Bible study format for stewardship and adult education groups.
Stewardship Bible Study Texts continue reading...
Posted: Oct 3
Stewardship Strategy Assessment
Posted: Oct 3
Feasting on Gratitude
Feasting on Gratitude is a six-week reflection series developed by The Episcopal Church and based on the Gospel readings of Matthew, inviting readers to reflect and discuss stewardship principles and practices. Designed to compliment and support a congregation's annual giving campaign, each of the six contributing writers explores stewardship, giving, gratitude, and generosity in conjunction with the Gospel reading for each of the six Sundays leading up to All Saints Sunday 2011.
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Posted: Sep 21
Stewardship: A Handbook
From the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway, Scottish Episcopal Church, Year 2000 Edition.
A very concise resource with suggested programs for education and commitment programs along with some great quotes that so many of us are consistently searching for. continue reading...