Small Group Study Guide on Stewardship 8/31/20. Small groups are a great way to educate and form generous stewards. This resource shares 21 different scripture passages for study, and includes both a discussion guide and printable page for recording answers.
Stewardship Themes ideas to kickstart stewardship conversations and steps in your community of faith.
Stewardship One-Liners & Quotes: An easy way to provide stewardship food for thought in emails, newsletters, bulletins, prayer and more
Year-Round Stewardship Best Practices: Suggestions for making stewardship a part of your church’s life 365 days a year
Church Stewardship Modeling: What does a stewardship church look like? This guide gives you the four components necessary for a healthy stewardship ministry
Suggested Stewardship Readings
Reflections on Stewardship
Recording of “Spring Cleaning, Stewardship Style” webinar. Director of Stewardship Services Laura Watson offers a condensed version of the webinar, recorded on 4/16/21.
Slides from “Spring Cleaning, Stewardship Style” webinar on 4/15/21. Laura Watson and Chris Spaugh provide practical suggestions to refresh and reimagine stewardship.
Recording of “Forming faithful stewards, together.” Laura Watson and Chris Spaugh discuss what’s new for stewardship in 2021, including an overview of MMFA’s stewardship services, assessment tools, topics for stewardship in your church, and more. Recorded on 2/11/21.
Recording of 2021: What do we know and where might we go? Discernment about stewardship, ministry, and the economy in the year to come 11/20/20
Recording of Stewardship: A four-part harmony. Part 1 Caring for self. Father-daughter team explores the biblical case for self-care on 10/22/2020.
Recording of Stewardship: A four-part harmony. Part 2 Caring for stuff. Group discussion explores what the bible says about greed and materialism recorded on 11/4/2020.
Recording of Stewardship: A four-part harmony. Part 3 Caring for one another. Group discussion explores what the bible says about caring for others recorded on 11/12/2020.
Recording of Stewardship: A four-part harmony. Part 4 Caring for creation. Group discussion explore what the bible says about caring for God’s creation recorded on 11/19/2020.
Slides from “Forming faithful stewards, together” webinar on 2/4/21. MMFA’s Laura Watson and Chris Spaugh talk about the Stewardship Services and tools available to your congregation or agency.
Slides from “2021: What do we know. Where might we go?” webinar on 11/20/20. Discernment about stewardship, ministry, and the economy in the year to come.
Slides from Stewardship Shorts on 10/29/20: key ideas and takeaways from the book, “Reflections on Faith and Finances” by Charles R. Lane.
Slides from Stewardship Shorts on 10/22/20: key ideas and takeaways from the book, “Fishing Differently.”
Slides from Stewardship Shorts on 10/15/20: key ideas and takeaways from the book, “Holy Currencies.”
Slides from Stewardship Shorts on 10/8/20: key ideas and takeaways from the book, “Embracing Stewardship.”
Recorded Webinar 8/13/20 “StewardTips” Password: #$X5w0Fc MMFA Director of Stewardship Services Laura Watson and President/CEO Chris Spaugh talk about the ingredients for successful, holistic stewardship.
Slides from “StewardTips” webinar on 8/13/20. MMFA Director of Stewardship Services Laura Watson and President/CEO Chris Spaugh talk about the ingredients for successful, holistic stewardship.
Recorded Webinar 5/5/20 “Stewardship In The Midst“ Password: 2U!8JqS@: Hear stories of how congregations are engaging in stewardship, as well as steps to take for healthy stewardship in the midst of a pandemic. Includes group discussion, questions and answers.
Slides from “Stewardship In The Midst” webinar
Appeal Letter Tips help you incorporate time-tested best practices and effective phrases into your appeal letters.
Fall 2020 Financial Stewardship Planning Template includes suggested steps for preparation, invitation, and follow-up for a financial appeal.
Pledging FAQs questions about making a financial commitment that are critical to answer in church communications.
Recurring Giving Promotion helps you share the benefits of scheduled gifts to faithfully fulfill pledges — benefits to both the giver and the church or ministry.
Theology of the Earth: Scripture about creation and what it means for us as stewards.
Stewardship of Creation: Statements from documents of the Moravian Church in America.
Stewardship of Creation Activities: Ways to include caring for creation in your ministry.
Count it all joy article by MMFA Director of Stewardship Services Laura Watson published in The Moravian Magazine October 2020.
Stewardship in The Midst: New Philadelphia helps families in need article
I love to tell the story: How Moravians from across America got creative with stewardship during a pandemic
Washing One Another’s Feet During a Time of Social Distancing: How to steward relationships from afar