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10 Children’s Books that Inspire Simplicity

In this season of gift-giving (often to excess!), why not give children on your list a book that will help inspire simplicity and teach stewardship. Here are 10 suggestions to consider. (Photo: San Jose Library, Creative Commons)

Make Useful Gifts for Giving!

Tired of giving and getting yet another tie, fruitcake, or dust-catching gift? Try making some of these easy and useful gifts! There’s something for all ages and ability levels. (Photo: Muffett, Creative Commons)

Reconnecting to the Natural World

Richard Louv coined the term “nature deficit disorder” to explain the effects of being disconnected from the natural world. In his new book, Vitamin N, he offer 500 actions people can take to improve their quality of life and their communities. How can our congregations encourage more connection with creation? It’s good stewardship of creation […]

Stewardship of Time Bible Study

For many Americans, time is their commodity most in demand and in shortest supply! This wonderful lesson plan explores a number of Bible passages about time. Plenty for a Christian educator to use to craft anything from a Temple Talk to an all-day workshop! From the Center for Baptist Studies. (Photo: Robert van der Steeg, […]

Weekly Stewardship Bible Devotion

Keep your mind and heart focused on stewardship with this weekly Stewardship Bible Devotion from Using the exampe of Paul in Acts 26:1-23, this week’s lesson explores the role of storytelling in faith formation and education. (Photo: Alvanman, Creative Commons)

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Awakening to God’s Call to Earthkeeping

Here is a real gem! This 50-page resource includes a leader guide and participant materials for use in a faith-based small group context: adult or older youth Sunday school, Christian Education classes, women’s circles, men’s groups, congregational “Green Team,” or in a retreat setting. (Also can be ordered for $5 from the ELCA Resource Catalog.)

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Bible Stewardship Principles

When it comes to stewardship, why do we do what we do?  Where do we get the guidance and authority from God? Well, the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod has got some excellent answers to those questions, all contained in their handy document “Bible Stewardship Principles.” It is available in a variety of forms for […]

Climate Change Resources for Children and Youth

With school and faith formation on the horizon, here’s a resource trove for educating children and youth about climate change and creation care from Operation NOAH, an ecumenical Christian charity in the UK. You’re sure to find something useful here! (Photo: rambojan iphoneography, Creative Commons)

Public Stewards. Public Life.

Stewardship is part of every aspect of our lives, and responding faithfully to often polarizing issue in politics and culture can be a challenge. Public Faith in Action, a timely new release by Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz, is designed to help people of faith both talk about tough issues and take action. (Photo: Michael […]

Book Review: ‘Stewardshift’ by Bob Sitze

While the church is undergoing change, we can encourage shifts in thinking about stewardship for renewal. The word ‘steward’ is “a continually active verb,” Bob Sitze explains, as he urges us to keep moving forward in our thinking and practices about stewardship, says this review from the Rev. Rosanna Anderson.