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This is a quiz that helps participants to evaluate how Christ is Lord in their lives.
Dean used it at worship as part of the sermon. He had one of the Deacons share in the sermon how the quiz made her think again about relying on and trusting God. A very important aspect of stewardship.
Dean hopes that the quiz will stir thinking and prayer in people about their stewardship of life and the treasures we receive from God, ie. grace, love, forgiveness,as well as the abundance of physical blessings we have.
The objectives is to encourage people to grow in their stewardship of life.
Although the results will not be known, it has stirred thinking.
Every week during the offetory, children place their offering in a glass globe.
A video tape of the children will prepare adults on how they too can joyfully place "Intention to Give" cards into a large heart during a processional offering.
An example of weekly ministry that let the people know their gifts of time, talent and money make a difference.
For more information and illustrations click on Your Gifts Make a Difference
This is an outline of a workshop presentation by Julie Allen, designed to facilitate and support the writing of a personal whole life faith mission statement.
Have you ever found a gift that was so perfect for someone that you couldn't wait to give it to them? Now contrast that with a gift you've given out of a sense of obligation.
It's a little like what a woman named Edythe experiences in the stewardship skits that follow. Each year, as she considers her annual pledge to her church, a visitor arrives on her doorstep and changes Edythe's approach to stewardship. After three years, she realizes that her gift is not an obligation but is an expression of love.
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Adam Copeland serves as director of the Center for Stewardship Leaders.
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