Spring Cleaning, Stewardship Style

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Spring has sprung so it’s time to wash the windows, get rid of winter clothing that hasn’t been worn in a while, and give the refrigerator a good scrubbing.

What about in our communities of faith? What would it mean to “spring clean” our stewardship? How do we determine what needs a fresh coat of paint and what needs bold, imaginative, and innovative action to enable us to be who God is calling us to be?

Laura Watson and Chris Spaugh provide ...

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A ladle or a spoon?

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In their article, “16 Creative Ways to Think About Stewardship and Generosity,” the ReImagine Generosity team introduces the idea of “spoon vs. ladle thinking.” By this they mean looking at our lives and asking how much we are serving ourselves (spoon) and how much we are serving others (ladle). They write:

“When we give ...

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Steward Sparks

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Join MMFA’s Laura Watson and a different Moravian pastor at 11:00 a.m. EDT on the fourth Tuesday of each month to explore what scripture tells us about both our identity and how we live as God’s stewards. Through a mixture of Lectio Divina and conversation, we’ll learn together and hopefully spark new ways of living generously together in Christ.

April

We are delighted that The Rev. Betsy Miller, president of the Provincial Elders’ Conference, Northern Province, will co-lead our bible study on ...

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Three ways to develop financial stewardship in 2021

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Right now, many in our country are facing financial struggles. Unfortunately, we avoid the topic of money, especially in our communities of faith. Yet the Bible helps us see how what we do with money impacts our faith, and how our faith must impact what we do with money.

So, what if our churches were equipped to help people have honest conversations about money and to live in a financially responsible and empowered way?

Your Moravian Ministries Foundation is pleased to partner ...

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Forming faithful stewards, together

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“For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.” Ephesians 2:10

Stewardship is about much more than money, and it’s more than what we do through our church. It’s a way of life; it’s our identity. God created us to be stewards, to care for all God has entrusted to us; as God’s stewards we use our lives to reflect God’s love and generosity in ...

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Stewardship: A four-part harmony

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Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 pm, October 22 through November 19

This four-week experience will look at four familiar scripture passages in new ways as we reflect on how, as followers of Christ, we are called to care for ourselves, our stuff, one another, and the Earth.

Through a mixture of Lectio Divina and conversation, we’ll learn together and celebrate ...

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Every Thursday in October: Stewardship Shorts

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Are you looking for a new resource to help reframe stewardship practices in your community of faith? Perhaps you’re ready to look at your ministry’s assets with fresh eyes but aren’t sure where to start. Or are you experiencing obstacles when it comes to forming faithful and joyful stewards?

Your Moravian Ministries Foundation is here to help. This October we will offer ...

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Sharing light

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Every 4th of July, the town of Wisconsin Rapids has a big celebration with a parade and fireworks. People view the fireworks all along the riverbank, and Wisconsin Rapids Moravian Church (WRMC) has a brat fry for the community (the church is located right on the river where the festivities take place).

This year, however, because of the pandemic, the city cancelled the ...

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