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.

 

Audio/Video  Audio/Video
  • Author: ELCA stewardship staff
  • Updated: 12/17/2012

Five kids went to the mall. Each received $50.  What did they do with it? 

This is an exciting new resource for a confirmation class or a youth retreat. 

The goal of this easy-to-use educational unit is to introduce youth to a life of balanced financial stewardship by sharing 10 percent, saving 10 percent and spending wisely 80 percent of their income. 

Supplementary letters for parents and church council members help create a congregational climate that nurtures future steward leaders.


Book Review  Book Review
  • Author: Mark Allan Powell is Professor of New Testament, Trinity Lutheran Seminary.
  • Updated: 12/17/2012
  • ISBN: 0-8028-2926-0
  • Copyright: Eerdmans Publishing Company

Mark Allan Powell states that he writes Giving to God in order to  present a guide to biblical stewardship that will be faithful to the teaching of Scripture, to the promises of Christ, and to the needs of those who view giving to God as an opportunity and expectation for their journey of faith.


Book Review  Book Review
  • Author: Kenneth H. Blanchard is an internationally known management consultant, organizational leader and the author.
  • Updated: 12/17/2012
  • ISBN: 0310246601
  • Copyright: Zondervan Publishing House

In the tradition of the mega-bestseller, The One Minute Manager, author Ken Blanchard and fast-food entrepreneur S. Truett Cathy (Chick-fil-A) create a parable that demonstrates the virtues of generosity, in contrast to selfishness and greed.


Book Review  Book Review
  • Author: David N. Mosser is a senior pastor of First United Methodist Church, Arlington, Texas.
  • Updated: 12/17/2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-664-22993-1
  • Copyright: Westminster John Knox Press

The focus of this stewardship commentary, based on the Revised Commmon Lectionary (A, B, C), is for any preaching occasion called for by the church's liturgical calendar. 




Article  Article
  • Author: Jonathan Reitz is CEO at CoachNet North America.
  • Updated: 12/17/2012
  • Copyright: Stewardship Resources, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 8765 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631. Any part of Salt Seasonings can be reproduced for local use with attribution.

Texts:  Isaiah 55:9, Mark 12:41-44

Perspective and Practices:  A holistic, whole-life approach to stewardship includes evaluating every component of a congregation's stewardship ministry.  This articles helps you to assess and improve the intangible side of individual and congregational stewardship.