The Stewardship Resource Database

Fish this well-stocked pool for books, videos, articles, web links, stories, sermons, quotations, and much more! Most of these resources are free to copy or download from this site; some you can send away for, or ask permission from the publisher to use.

 

Book Review  Book Review
  • Author: Dean Hoge, Patrick H. McNamara, Charles Zech
  • Updated: 12/17/2012
  • ISBN: 1-56699-185-4
  • Copyright: Alban Institute

Plain Talk is based on studies of giving and stewardship practices in 625 congregations.


Bible Study  Bible Study
  • Author: Bradley O. Reiners, JD, CFRE, Associate Vice President for Planned Giving, Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota, E-mail: breiners@luthersem.edu
  • Updated: 12/17/2012
  • Copyright: Copyright ښ Bradley O. Reiners. All rights reserved. Except for brief quotations in critical articles or reviews, no part of this book may be reproduced in any manner without prior written permission. Write to: Bradley O. Reiners, Associate Vice President for Planned Giving, Luther Seminary, 2481 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55109.

Stewardship is often likened to a three-legged stool, with the three legs being time, talents, and treasures. However, I would add three more legs: body, mind, and spirit. Gifts of treasures are arguably the easiest to give---simply write a check or drop a bill into the collection plate. It is often much harder to give of ourselves---time, talent, body, mind, and spirit. However, unless we give freely of all six elements, can we really claim to understand Christian stewardship?


Worship Resource  Worship Resource
  • Author: A. T. MOLLEGEN, JR., An Episcopal layperson who lives in Willimantic, Conn.  
  • Updated: 12/17/2012
  • Copyright: A. T. MOLLEGEN, JR.

A personal story by an individual who became a tither.


Sermon  Sermon
  • Author: Renee Patterson has an MDiv from Luther Seminary.
  • Updated: 12/17/2012

Text: John 12:1-8
When facing anxiety of money, what perspective does a disciple have? 

What practices might help a person maintain that perspective?


Link  Link
  • Author: Mark Allan Powell, professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Keith Mundy from ELCA Outreach and Congregational Ministry Unit and Ted Schroeder, former church-wide staff and pastor.
  • Updated: 12/17/2012
  • Copyright: Augsburg Fortress

Ask people what God is doing in their lives and you're likely to get many stories about what God has done for, with and through them. Augsburg Fortress has introduced a new stewardship series called "Stories To Tell & Gifts To Share," which is designed to guide people to "a deeper understanding of God's story as they tell their own faith stories, and respond to God's blessings by sharing God's gifts with the world," according to Augsburg.

Read Jerry Hoffman's review of the series below.