August News: 3 Essential Money Values & More
The COVID-19 pandemic has made church life difficult for large, small, and medium-sized churches; rural, urban, and suburban churches; and churches with endowments, diverse income streams, and economic challenges. These challenges are real for their members and attenders too.Churches are trying to adapt as best they can. Designing ministry programs to encourage faithful generosity and preaching sermons on money may seem more formidable than ever. Here are three focus points that can make it possible.
Hold On To Your Hope While right now the amount seems more than manageable, it is important to remember that change has always been with us. The North American twenty-first century church is not the church of the first century—nor the fifteenth, the eighteenth, or even the twentieth. We are the “stewards of God’s mysteries” (1 Cor 4:1) for this time and this place. But regardless of the circumstances and changes we encounter, there are some biblical and theological certainties in which we can place our hope.
Are You Interested in Print Resources?Due to decreasing demand, during the last few years the Ecumenical Stewardship Center has offered our newest stewardship emphasis resources in digital format only. We would like to know if there is interest in print resources. If you are interested in print stewardship emphasis resources, please tell us more by completing this survey.
It’s Our Anniversary! Support Our Ministry In 2020, the Ecumenical Stewardship Center celebrates 40 years of ministry: growing faithfully generous stewards who serve congregations, judicatories, and denominations across North America. Help us celebrate by sharing a financial gift. Thank you in advance for your generosity, give a gift today!