July 11 - 17, 2005
This is a free 52-page guide listing not only a Biblical and theological basis for environmental care, but also practical steps you and your congregation can do. Click here for Renewing our relationship. Great resource from the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa in Canada.
"It goes to welcoming the strangers to our land. It goes to paying people enough to live on so that they can feel a welcome part of our society. It goes to the way we drive and the way we are with every encounter of our day." Click here for the Rev. Dana Reardon's weekly stewardship column.
Stewardship with a smile
Here's a delightful Powerpoint presentation guaranteed to make the folks in your church chuckle while they consider how well they are doing in stewardship, not only of their money but of all the gifts God gives them. Click here for Stewardship with a smile. Another fine creation of Jerry Hoffman, webmaster of Stewardship for the 21st Century, where you will find lots of great resources.
"Jesus comes offering the Kingdom of God, but with the Kingdom there is a cost... everything you have and everything you are. But don't misunderstand. Jesus does not come selling the Kingdom of God for your lifetime of enjoyment. Jesus comes giving the Kingdom freely. He paid for it on the cross and now gives it as a gift. The Kingdom itself is the cost." By the Rev. Daniel Mangler, pastor of pastor at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, Estes Park, CO.
Stewardship draws us to the Lord
"A steward never stops saying 'thank you' to God for blessings received. A steward has an attitude of gratitude and essentially is a person of great peace and great joy," Father Daniel Mahon told a Catholic conference in Canada. Click here to read more of his inspiring talk. From Western Catholic Reporter, Canada's largest religious weekly.