As leaders and congregations think of their mission and ministry goals for 2023, securing finances likely will top the list for attention. The 2023 Stewardship Materials from the United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ can help your congregation reach its goals for stewardship.
The best method for growing financial support comes from sustained attention throughout the year. This resource includes materials for a year-round education and discussion of generosity as a spiritual practice. This resource includes materials for a year-round education and discussion of generosity as a spiritual practice, while also providing everything you need for a traditional shorter and more focused campaign.
Approaching stewardship as a spiritual practice (instead of a crisis around paying bills) helps shape people into stronger disciples who more deeply connect to their faith.
The resource includes:
- 8 sermon exegetical reflections and companion worship resources
- Children, Youth, and Adult educational materials
- Guidance for volunteers on the process of planning, asking, and thanking
Writers for the materials include leaders like Rev. Dr. Katie Hays (Galileo Church), Rev. Dr. Deborah Krause (Eden Seminary), Lee Hull Moses (Disciples of Christ), Dr. Frank A. Thomas (Christian Seminary) and many more.
These materials will help you teach your congregation that, “Because of you, our church changes lives.”