The Center for Stewardship Leaders has an exciting announcement for you this week! For several months, we've been hard at work curating a new stewardship resource that we hope will be a helpful addition to your stewardship library. We pray that it serves as an insightful conversation partner with your congregation, your community, and perhaps even your family. See below for details.
Adam J. Copeland
Center for Stewardship Leaders
Stewardship 101: An Invitation to Financial Stewardship
The Center for Stewardship Leaders is pleased to share with you our latest resource, Stewardship 101: An Invitation to Financial Stewardship! This 38-page e-book contains 17 of our most popular newsletter posts, selected to provide a thoughtful and concise framework for faithful stewardship in the 21st century.
The e-book brings together perspectives on generosity, abundance, financial management, and electronic giving. The authors invite you to ponder the intersections of stewardship and mission, to explore what it means to cultivate a culture of gratitude, to recognize the power of effective storytelling, and to consider how stewardship might shape all of life, not just the money one gives to the church. Along the way, you will be invited to explore different theological and biblical paradigms for thinking about stewardship and to pick up practical ideas and resources to try out in your own context.
Writers include Tim Coltvet, Adam J. Copeland, Hans Dahl, Grace Duddy Pomroy, Tania Haber, Robert Hay Jr., Katie Hays, John Indermark, Rolf Jacobson, Lisa Kipp, David Loleng, David Lose, Catherine Malotky, and Timothy Siburg. Together, they bring a vast array of wisdom and stewardship experiences in congregations, in the classroom, and in the context of their own families and personal lives.
Stewardship 101: An Invitation to Financial Stewardship is a quick but thought-provoking read, ideal for clergy, stewardship committee members, and all Christians seeking to thoughtfully consider finances from a perspective of faith -- and we’re excited to provide it to you for free!
The e-book is available for download here. You can also find it (and other free ministry resources) on Luther Seminary’s Free Downloads page.
Blessings on your reading, learning, and faithful stewardship leadership.
For More Information
Rethinking Stewardship: Join us on July 25-27 for three days of conversation and exploration at Luther Seminary's Rethinking Stewardship: From Solemn Obligation to Inspired Choice. More information here.