Since ancient times, storytelling traditions have transmitted histories, great truths, and cultural traditions across generations. Jesus told stories to help people understand his teachings (see Matthew 13:10-13). Native American Indians’ oral traditions have helped preserve their culture and the identity of their tribal communities. Every church also has its own stories about its beginnings, its people, and its ministry. It’s important for us to be good stewards of those stories. And hearing those stories can serve as the basis for a unique giving emphasis.
In the Generations of Generosity response method, intergenerational groups meet together for three weeks, with the entire congregation meeting for a storytelling event on the fourth week. The church budget is shared in story form on the fifth week, and financial commitments are presented during the worship service on the sixth week.
- Psalm 145
- Response Method:
- Intergenerational /Small Groups
The Starter Kit contains digital files of materials to engage your congregation in your stewardship emphasis: bulletin inserts, commitment cards, themed letterhead and envelopes, and more. They are designed for in-house use and are not guaranteed for successful use by commercial printers.
The Generations of Generosity Digital Starter Kit includes a PDF file of each of the following:
- commitment card
- four bulletin inserts
- letterhead and matching envelopes
- bulletin cover in 8.5 x 14″ and 8.5 x 11″ formats
A coordinating easy-to-use, adaptable plan for the Generations of Generosity emphasis is sold separately in the corresponding issue of the Giving: Growing Faithful Stewards in Your Congregation magazine – Volume 7: Generations of Generosity.
After your payment is received, you will receive an automatic email from the Ecumenical Stewardship Center with the subject line “Your Ecumenical Stewardship Center order from Month Day, Year is complete.” This email will contain website links to all resources that you ordered. Click on the link and use the procedures of your particular browser to download the files.
If you ordered physical products as well then your order will not be considered complete until those items can be mailed out.