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Biblical:

Resources with a focus on the Bible and/or extensive scripture references.

Children:

Resources designed for children or with a focus on children

Congregations:

Resources designed for congregations or with a focus on congregations

Creation Care:

Resources with a focus on topic like caring for the environment and/or our stewardship of creation as a whole.

Giving:

Resources with a focus on giving.

Holistic:

Resources that approach topics like stewardship and giving from as a whole, thematic perspective rather than focused on specific details.

Investing:

Resources with a focus on investing.

Leadership:

Resources with a focus on leaders or created for use by leaders

Money Management:

Resources with a focus on topics like how to manage your money and accounting.

Simple Living:

Resources about topics like budgeting and dealing with possessions

Stewardship:

Resources with a focus on stewardship

Workbook:

Resources that are a workbook or contain a study guide, questions or exercises accompanying sections.

All Resource Reviews

  • Faithful Investing: The Power of Decisive Action and Incremental Change - People of faith and entire faith communities alike must consider how the dollars they have been tasked with managing are at work in this world. But the world of investment portfolios and asset management can be an intimidating one to enter. James W. Murphy has assembled a resource to help introduce and guide individuals and […]
  • Six Weeks on Money - In the field of stewardship education, a growing number of resources are being written and disseminated. This is a good thing. Enter Six Weeks on Money, a resource for individual or group use developed by Tim Schuster, most recently a Strategic Development Consultant for Thrivent Financial. He describes his program as a financial education program. […]
  • The Shepherd’s Guide through the Valley of Debt and Financial Change - By Flora Williams This volume, which does seem as long and big as its title, is a reference book. It deals with almost any financial question that a pastor or other counselor might meet in dealing with a parishioner or client. The author—a retired Purdue University professor, counselor, and Church of the Brethren pastor—has observed […]
  • A Theology for Christian Stewardship - A. Kantonen, Muhlenberg Press, 1956 I took some time to revisit an old friend recently. A Theology for Christian Stewardship by T. A. Kantonen was part of the bibliography for my doctoral research in the late 1980s. Published in 1956, it is a classic. As I re-read the book, I was struck that all the […]
  • Contagious Generosity: Creating a Culture of Giving in Your Church - Chris Willard and Jim Sheppard Zondervan, 2012 Contagious Generosity: Creating a Culture of Giving in Your Church is a treasure chest of congregational practices related to giving that really work. Written by Chris Willard and Jim Sheppard, it offers high-impact examples from top churches in The Leadership Network, arising out of their Generous Church Leadership […]