There are a lot of faithful ways for us to live this life, to live responsibly and even more so to live gratefully with the abundance of gifts we’ve been given. When a member of your congregation asks you the question, “How much is enough?” how do you respond? Consider these scriptures as you reflect on your response:
As we journey through this season of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, I encourage you to think about the carols, hymns, and other songs we sing and hear their familiar words this year in a new way as a way to “repeat the sounding joy” of generosity and stewardship. Here are a few with some tips for what the song might call you do:
Fall is here and that means it’s the time of year when we typically focus on Stewardship specifically the Stewardship of our Financial Resources. Many in our congregations will wrestle with the question, “How much is enough?”
If only God would give us a simple way to determine how much is enough! For some the answer is the tithe.
“Think of us this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries.”
I was recently asked to prepare a Statement of Faith as part of my training to become an active elder on the session of my church. I’ve read many well-articulated Statements of Faith from candidates who are being examined for ordination as pastors, so I considered this to be both a privilege and a challenge.
I recently attended a Leadership Institute course at Union Seminary that focused on preaching and teaching stewardship and what it means to have “enough.” Chuck and Laura Mendenhall challenged us with the question, “In an era when there isn’t enough, how do we teach/preach generosity?”