What Do I Owe? Managing the Gifts God Gives You

What Do I Owe? Managing the Gifts God Gives You

Devotional, Resource Review, Stewardship
by Rolf Bouma Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-59255-474-4 How can we say thank you to God? Campus pastor Rolf Bouma shows how in his new 118-page devotional study guide, What Do I Owe? Managing the Gifts God Gives You. People tend to think of stewardship primarily in financial terms, but as Bouma demonstrates, money is only one of the gifts God gives us to manage. The book’s five main study themes include: “Thinking It Through,” “Stewarding Time,” “Stewarding Money,” “Stewarding Creation,” and “The Challenges of Stewardship.” What Do I Owe? can be used as a personal devotional or a group study guide. It includes five daily readings a week for five weeks. The readings correspond with five discussion guides with opening and closing activities, Bible study and reflection…
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“Extravagant Generosity: The Heart of Giving” Planning Kit

“Extravagant Generosity: The Heart of Giving” Planning Kit

Devotional, Giving, Resource Review
by Michael Reeves and Jennifer Tyler, Abingdon Press, 2011, UPC: 843504019143 This planning kit is a helpful, comprehensive, four-week program for an annual financial emphasis that is focused on our faithful response to God. The kit provides resources and guidance for all stages of a financial emphasis, from making the decision to hold one to implementing this four-week emphasis on generosity. It includes weekly worship themes and sermon outlines along with sample letters and a daily devotional. Also included are resources for adults, youth, and children that are adaptable depending on the technical capabilities of a congregation. The objective of the program is, over time, to change the culture in a church so that generosity becomes a core value of discipleship and individual spiritual experience. “Extravagant Generosity” is built on…
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