Christians should live and act like the freest people on earth. The Complete Jewish Bible says it this way: “What the Messiah has freed us for is freedom!” Find a good steward, and you’ll discover a person who understands this freedom in Christ. They realize that their economic status does not define them. They know that true riches will not be found in their bank accounts. They freely and wisely give away what they’ve been given as agents of change and as God’s ministers of restoration and redemption. They have a mindset focused on abundance, not scarcity. These characteristics allow them to freely and joyfully seek God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness and to find rest for their souls in fellowship with our Savior whose yoke is easy and burden is light.
The Live Free response method offers four weeks of worship culminating in a special meal event. Financial commitments are shared at the meal event.
The Live Free theme can be used with the Live Courageously, Live Simply, and Live Generously themes for a four-year emphasis focusing on 1 Timothy 6:18-19.
- Timothy 6:18-19, Galatians 5:1
- Response Method:
- Meal Event
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 Live Free Digital Starter Kit includes a PDF file of each of the following:
- four bulletin inserts
- letter and legal-sized bulletin covers
- commitment cards: adults and children
- a poster
- letterhead and matching envelopes
The Starter Kit also includes two logos:
• A .png file of the Live Free logo for use in e-newsletters, powerpoint presentations, and basic print publications and word processing functions;
• An .eps file of the Live Free logo to create an approximately 5’ x 3.5’ banner. This file meets standards for professional print and design projects and is designed for use with professional-style software applications such as Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and CorelDraw.
A coordinating easy-to-use, adaptable plan for the Live Free emphasis is sold separately in the corresponding issue of the Giving: Growing Faithful Stewards in Your Congregation magazine Volume 17.
Additional worship and study resources are available in the Live Free Companion Resource.
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.