“The Gifts of God for the People of God. Come for all is now made ready.” These words are often used as an invitation to share the loaf and cup of Holy Communion. In the context of stewardship, they may be used as an invitation to reflection on God’s bountiful blessings. It is good to name the gifts, to count our blessings. It is good to be still and come to know God’s mysteries. It is good to receive the gift of silence to share with a world that is wary of chaos, darkness, fear, and hopelessness.
The All God’s Children Need to Give theme features various scripture texts and many options for the response method including small groups, an intergenerational event, and worship service emphases. The theme materials include resources for five weeks. The final worship service includes making a financial commitment to the church’s ministry.
- Various scriptures
- Response Method:
- Small Group, Intergenerational, Worship Services
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 Gifts of God for the People of God Digital Starter Kit includes a PDF file of each of the following:
- five bulletin insert
- letter and legal-sized bulletin covers
- commitment cards
and a jpg of “The Gifts of God for the People of God” logo.
A coordinating easy-to-use, adaptable plan for the The Gifts of God for the People of God stewardship emphasis is sold separately in the corresponding issue of the Giving: Growing Faithful Stewards in Your Congregation Magazine – Volume 1: The Gifts of God for the People of God.
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.