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Stewardship resources

Stewardship Resources for Congregational Life
Stewardship-related stationery, bulletin inserts and commitment cards can be ordered directly from the webstore of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center at www.stewardshipresources.org.

Stewardship Quotes: Here is an eclectic collection of quotes for sermon illustrations, bulletins, newsletters, or discussion.

"Top picks" for stewardship growth and study
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Ministry and Money 90 Fruitful Congregations 90 Fruitful Living 90

A helpful study resource for difficult economic times is available for download and printing.
Finding Hope in Hard Times (English) (PDF - 3 MB)
Encontrando la esperanza en los tiempos difíciles (Español)

Money Leadership: From "OH-MY" to "A-MEN"
A three part webinar series posted for view or study on-line. Mark L. Vincent of Design International teaches pastors and steward leaders how to show the way at the intersection of faith and money. The sessions include follow-up assignments and are valuable for re-viewing, discussion, or planning by stewardship leaders. View these webinars at www.bethanyseminary.edu/webcasts/MoneyLeadership2010.

  1. GET CENTERED (Know yourself; know your congregation)
  2. GET SAVVY (Lead with knowledge and wisdom; work from the full assets of the congregation; manage from income instead of expense)
  3. GET CONSPIRATORIAL (Inspire and involve others to grow in generous living)

Curriculum materials
Financial courses with an Anabaptist voice are available here, from Everence, one of our Ecumenical Stewardship Center partners.

  1. Stewards of Grace (PDF) covers six aspects of living as stewards:  time, talent, health, money, creation, and relationships.
  2. Matters for Youth (PDF) is a curriculum designed to help youth integrate faith and finances. It includes seven 45-minute sessions for Sunday school classes.
  3. Financial Foundations (PDF) is a 45-session (one full semester) school curriculum for teaching high school students to understand and practice faith-based stewardship principles while gaining financial life skills.

Planning a youth lock-in or retreat?

Reality Check blue 75 Reality Check purple 75 Reality Check pink 75 The "Reality Check" series offers flexible scheduling, a variety of activities, Biblical texts and worship ideas in three areas of being stewards: Moment by Moment (spirituality), Dollar by Dollar (living with money), and Breath by Breath (wellness in body, mind, and spirit).

Order your free copies - while supplies last.

Lending library (PDF)
Are you searching for resources in Christian stewardship? Review or study “the best of many” by borrowing them from our Lending Library. Varied topics, content, type of study, and age levels are indicated in the bibliography, along with instructions for borrowing.

Using children’s literature to form stewards (PDF)
All ages of children respond to the simple messages in children’s books. This bibliography suggests titles that help teach stewardship themes.

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