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A strengths-based journey focuses on fulfilling the calling for which you are uniquely equipped. In turn, that contributes to the fulfillment of God's calling for the church as a whole and for the sake of the other and the world.
This is the first of a year-long series that will include a short video that you can use personally and share with groups in the congregation. All of this flows from the Rethinking Stewardship conference that was held last summer. Twelve presentations were given by stewardship experts from several disciplines. These presentations now appear in a Word & World supplement.
The stories of our lives compete for space, and sometimes clash dramatically. In this video, Tim Coltvet talks about the economic story facing children and youth and the "God Story" that is an important foundation against which the economic story can be heard.
Are a church's people "members"? "Disciples"? In the following article, Rolf Jacobson says calling them "stewards of God's mysteries" would better reflect the biblical picture of church membership.
"Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God's mysteries. Moreover it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy"(1 Corinthians 4:1-2).
For in Christ, we are new creations! Stewarding New Life is the theme as we look at the Spirit-led work of the Urban Leadership Academy. For the past eleven years, ULA has been helping young people discover their leadership potential. In many cases, these students have risen above sizable obstacles and embraced a future of life, hope, and endless possibilities!
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