This bundle includes two digital resources, Because of God’s Great Mercies and Walk with Jesus, and a book that will be mailed to you, Reflections on Faith and Finances. This bundle is available for a limited time at a special price of $15. Because of God’s Great Mercy is a proven financial response method for congregations written by the Rev. Charles Lane. It is most helpful in small and midsize congregations. This four-week emphasis on stewardship includes a scriptural focus on how we are entrusted with God’s blessings and are invited to proclaim God’s work in the congregation, community and beyond.
A Walk with Jesus is a stewardship response program written specifically with small membership and midsize congregations in mind. The four-week program contains everything needed to conduct a biblically based effective stewardship program in your congregation. A Walk with Jesus is well-organized, straightforward and easy to use.
Reflections on Faith and Finances provides you and your congregation with the opportunity to ground stewardship in the biblical message and how this intersects with life today. Especially designed for group use, this book will change how you think about your life with money. It will also increase your understanding of faith and finances in your daily life.
This is a proven financial response method for congregations written by the Rev. Charles Lane. It is most helpful in small and midsize congregations. The four-week emphasis on stewardship includes a scriptural focus on how we are entrusted with God’s blessings and are invited to proclaim God’s work in the congregation, community and beyond. Resource files include a timeline, letters, bulletin inserts, newsletter article, worship talks and a commitment card. These can easily be edited for your context and schedule. There is an opportunity for many leaders to become involved, and this enhances the effectiveness of the message and the sharing of gifts.
Stories of Faith in Action is a free, annual publication that highlights how God is changing lives through Mission Support, the percentage of your congregational offering that is shared with your synod and your churchwide organization. Read and share stories from around this church by ordering free copies of Stories of Faith in Action today! All you have to cover is shipping. Find additional resources at ELCA.org/Resources/Stories-of-Faith-in-Action. Also available as a free download.
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During the four-week emphasis, this stewardship resource will help the congregation to discuss both storytelling and giving as grateful responses to the grace that comes from God. The focus includes "What if a Child Shares", "Tithing Flows from the Heart", "Blessed to be a Blessing", "Consecration Liturgy: Gathering-A River of Life", "Invitation to Give letter", and "Dedication Sunday."
The foundational biblical texts for this resource are: "All shall give as they are able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God that he has given you" (Deuteronomy 16:17) and "All tithes from the land, whether the seed from the ground or the fruit from the tree, are the Lord's; they are holy to the Lord" (Leviticus 27:30).
Estos colgantes son para las visitas a hogares. Contiene de un lado una cruz con gr¿ficos coloridos que representa a la iglesia. Al otro lado, contiene el Padrenuestro impreso con una invitacion a su iglesia y espacio en blanco para aadir su informacion congregacional. Paquetes de 100.
To be used for door-to-door visits in your community. A colorful cross with art representing the church is on the front; the back contains the Lord's Prayer with an invitation to your congregation's activities. Space is provided for your congregational stamp and customization.
Please note: this resource comes bundled in packs of 100.
Is the current economic situation moving you to look more closely at simplicity and generosity? Are you looking for ways to teach children, youth and young adults about being good stewards? Did the financial response method you used last year yield diminishing returns? If so, this new on-line resource is designed for you.
This creative and practical resource begins by looking at God's abundant blessings, faces the truth that simplicity and generosity are not easy, invites each person look beyond oneself to make a difference in the world, and helps one determine how to care for God's gift of enough.
From congregational, small group and household learning events to children and youth activities, "Make It Simple" provides tools to engage all age groups. A series of nine compelling video segments reveal the personal witness of Christians trying to live simply, be generous and serve God. These are based on Bible studies and conversations about real life situations.
For congregations looking to improve the effectiveness of their ask, three different response methods are offered: Commitment Sunday, Congregational Meal and Small Group Gatherings. Each includes an introduction, leadership roles, calendar, sample materials and suggestions for using the video clips.
When you order this item you will receive 2 DVD-ROMs: One contains the entire resource (for computers), and one enables the videos to be played and projected from a DVD player.
This 50-page resource includes a leader guide and participant materials for use in a faith-based small group context: adult or older youth Sunday school, Christian Education classes, women's circles, men's groups, congregational "Green Team," or in a retreat setting. Members of any Christian denomination would be able to use it, with only slight modification (if desired) to incorporate materials from their own faith tradition.
Este manual describe seis m todos para el desarrollo de un Programa de Compromiso Financiero en congregaciones. Un recurso para lideres con responsabilidades en la administracion de recursos financieros.
This manual outlines six financial response models that can be used by ELCA Latino congregations. An easy-to-follow guide for stewardship leaders.