PILLAR 4 - WHOLE LIFE STEWARDSHIP - Best Practices

Giving Together by Carol WehrheimWHOLE LIFE STEWARDSHIP 
  • SEE ALSO:
    • What is Christian Stewardship - here »
    • Creating a Culture of Gratitude - here »

FEATURED RESOURCE

Giving Together: A Stewardship Guide for Families, by Carol A. Wehrheim.
This is a highly practical resource for families from a seasoned Christian educator. Biblically based, this program begins in the home and moves outward to the church and then the wider community. Available by contacting Amazon.ca (Kindle & paperback) or from the publisher WJK Westminster John Knox Press

WHAT IS CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP?
  1. Stewardship is...
    Stewardship is.... 
    A  colourful 6-page brochure for web/email or print distribution: Stewardship....  is a spiritual practice ... is year-round  ... inspires and calls us to act ...  is biblical  ... is  resources  ".... We participate by giving the gifts that God has entrusted to us. These gifts are everything that we have: our time, our talents and skills, and our treasure or physical resources..." 

    One of the  "At a Glance" series produced by the Philanthropy Unit.
     View / download here »   

    Stewardship is.... also available as 6 single-page pdfs (8.5 x 11)
       a)  Stewardship is... everything we think, say, do...
             [Wordle graphic] - view/download here »
       b)
      Stewardship is... a spiritual practice  - view/download here »
       c)  Stewardship is... year-round - view/download here »
       d)  Stewardship is...inspires and calls us to act - view/download here »
       e)  Stewardship is... biblical - view/download here »
       f )  Stewardship is... resources - view/download here »
       
       g)  Stewardship is... Wordle graphic clip art (colour) - here »
       h)  Stewardship is... Wordle graphic clip art  (B&W) - here »
        i)  Stewardship is... World graphic clip art (RBG low res 750px) - here » 

YEAR-ROUND STEWARDSHIP - Webinar slides
  • Defining Stewardship / Planning year-round stewardship - integrated with the life of the community / Resources / How can we help (November 2013)  - view / download slide deck here »

STEWARDSHIP POSTERS 
Observer ads reformatted as 8.5 x 11 artwork for congregational use as fliers, in newsletters & on bulletin boards
  • WHY I GIVE - for a full list, see  here »
  • THINK! SAY! DO!  - for a full list, see here »

WHOLE LIFE STEWARDSHIP EDUCATION RESOURCES 
a selection focused on "Whole Life" stewardship
  • Wrapped in God's Love
    Wrapped  in God's Love - Planting Seeds of Faith / Growing Generous Hearts 
         a stewardship response as congregations and families     
         celebrate transition times in children’s lives
     
     ...
  • The 5 T's of Stewardship  
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     view / download (.doc)  » 
  • Teaching a Christian View of Money by Barbara J. Fullerton & Mark L. Vincent   view / download (.pdf)  » 
         How can your church be deliberate in teaching about money issues from a Christian Perspective?
         an extensive 164-page  resource  (used with permission) ...
  • Money's godlike powers   view / download (.doc)  » 
         Teaching Generosity in Congregational Life - group exercise guide ... 
  • Sharing your Story of Generosity   view / download (.doc)  » 
         Helping us better hear God's call ...  
  • Discovering the Manna Principle   view / download (.docx)  » 
         16 of the 38 parables of Jesus relate to wealth or possessions ...  
  • Our Daily Gifts    view / download (.pdf)  » 
         A Practice of Gratitude, A Lesson in Stewardship....  
  • A Lens of Generosity   view / download (.pdf)  » 
         A page of 6 Avery labels (5164) 
  • What is Christian Stewardship? Lesson plan for confirmation - Islington United Church
      - view / download (pdf) here »
  • Faith Formation at Camp  
         Guiding principles for staff, directors, leaders,  chaplains, boards ...  
         - see  The United Church of Canada Handbooks download here  » 
  • For a more complete list of Stewardship Education resources, see here »

WHOLE LIFE STEWARDSHIP EXAMPLES