Generosity seems to be the buzzword these days when we talk about giving and stewardship. Our North American media tends to focus on sensational or trendy ways to be generous, such as Giving Tuesday, the Ice Bucket Challenge, or quick crowdfunding responses to personal needs or natural disasters. While we don’t want to discount any act of giving, as followers of Jesus we are called to practice faithful generosity at a deeper level as a measure of our discipleship.
The Live Generously response method focuses on small group gatherings. The gatherings allow for Bible study, mission interpretation, and sharing dreams for the future. Participants will be asked to consider a financial commitment that they will present during worship on Commitment Sunday.
The Live Generously theme can be used with the Live Free, Live Simply, and Live Courageously themes for a four-year emphasis focusing on 1 Timothy 6:18-19.
- 1 Timothy 6:18-19, 2 Corinthians 8:9
- Response Method:
- Small Group
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 Generously 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 a .jpg file of the Live Generously logo for use in e-newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, and basic print publications and word processing functions.
A coordinating easy-to-use, adaptable plan for the Live Generously emphasis is sold separately in the corresponding issue of the Giving: Growing Faithful Stewards in Your Congregation magazine Volume 19.
Additional worship and study resources are available in the Live Generously 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.