People who give to support their local congregationʼs ministries want to know that their giving makes a difference. Knowing how their giving blesses the lives of those who benefit from the ministries they support blesses the givers as well. To inspire people to give generously, itʼs important to connect them with the fruits of their giving. Givers need to know how their gifts change lives and bring joy as hurts are healed, the lost are found, the hungry are fed, peace heals brokenness, hope replaces despair, and the love of Jesus Christ transforms lives.
The Saints Alive! Living Generously response method uses stories, volunteer opportunities, and visual media to connect people with ministries and programs that depend on their support. The focus is on growing people who give generously as they respond with gratitude for the immeasurable blessings God pours into their lives. Ministries are highlighted through stories, volunteer opportunities, and visual connections. Financial commitments are shared during a final Commitment Sunday worship service.
- 1 Corinthians 16:1-4
- Response Method:
- Mission Focus
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 Saints Alive! Living Generously Digital Starter Kit includes a PDF file of each of the following:
- four bulletin inserts
- letter and legal-sized bulletin covers
- commitment cards
- a poster
- the Saints Alive! Living Generously logo (jpg format)
A coordinating easy-to-use, adaptable plan for the Saints Alive! Living Generously stewardship emphasis is sold separately in the corresponding issue of the Giving: Growing Faithful Stewards in Your Congregation magazine – Volume 13: Saints Alive! Living Generously.
Additional worship and study resources are available in the Saints Alive! Living 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.