Stewardship

Stewardship is a lifestyle – a journey.
Stewardship is not just about managing money to facilitate God’s mission.

Thoughts for a Christian Steward’s Journey

  • GOD OWNS EVERYTHING – “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.” (Ps. 24:1 NLT)
  • WE ARE TRUSTEES – “A person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful” (I Cor. 4:1-2 NLT)
  • BE DILIGENT; SERVE GOD - “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord” (Col. 3:23)
  • ETERNAL REWARD – “If anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.” (Mt 10:42, NIV)

Stewardship Resource Links

Gifting Opportunities

Reading for Individual or Group Study

  • Stepping Stones of the Steward - A Faith Journey through Jesus’ Parables Second Edition   By: Ronald E. Vallet
    •  For a 13-week Teacher’s Guide Contact Kay Weaver, ANE Director of Stewardship at kweaver@ane-cob.org
  • Firstfruits Living - Giving God Our Best   By: Lynn A. Miller
  • The Power of Enough   By: Lynn A. Miller
  • LIVING STEWARDSHIP SERIES –
    • Time Warped: First Century Time Stewardship For 21rst Century Living   By: Steve Ganger
    • Talent Show: Your faith in full color    By: Bob Lichty
    • Money Mania: Mastering the Allure of Excess    By: Mark Vincent
  • A Christian View of Money- Celebrating God’s Generosity  By: Mark Vincent
    • To request a Teaching Manual contact Kay Weaver, ANE Director of Stewardship at kweaver@ane-cob.org
  • Speaking About Money  By: Mark Vincent
  • The 33 Laws of Stewardship: Principles for a Life of True Fulfillment   By: Dave Sutherland & Kirk Nowery
  • Money Possessions and Eternity  By: Randy Alcorn
  • The Treasure Principle - Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving  (Bible Study)   By: Randy Alcorn

Fundraising Tidbit

As your congregation plans special fundraisers, annual campaigns, or capital campaigns, consider having the funding committee study II Corinthians 8 and 9 in which Paul discusses the needs for a fund-raising project. Following is a list of the suggested key needs and the specific verse where the need is mentioned.

  • Information:     II Corinthians 8:4
  • Definite purpose:     II Corinthians 8:4
  • Readiness and willingness:     II Corinthians 9:7
  • Dedication:     II Corinthians8:5
  • Leadership:     II Corinthians 8:7
  • Enthusiasm:     II Corinthians 8:7, 8, 11
  • Persistence:     II Corinthians 8:2
  • Honesty and integrity:     II Corinthians 8:21
  • Accountability:     II Corinthians 8:24-9:5
  • Someone to keep it moving:     II Corinthians 8:18-22