Christian Educators Unite!

In March I had the pleasure of participating in the Board of Cooperative Ministries’ virtual Leadership Focus conference. One of the sessions I attended was “Collaboratively Creating Virtual Faith Formation,” which shared how a group of Christian Education leaders worked together to create virtual Vacation Bible School and Sunday School content during the pandemic (and…

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A ladle or a spoon?

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 up…

Forming faithful stewards

Forming faithful stewards, together

“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…

Sharing light

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,…

Four ways to help your church with stewardship right now

Summer has arrived. Typically this means vacation time for many. In our communities of faith, committees often skip their July meetings, certain programming is suspended until the fall, and many alter their Sunday morning routines by combining services or having fewer Sunday School offerings. But this has certainly not been a typical year, and won’t…

Now is the time

Summer has arrived. Typically our communities of faith make changes to their schedules this time of year: some committees don’t meet in July, certain programming is suspended until the fall, and many alter their Sunday morning routines by combining services or having fewer Sunday School offerings. But this has certainly not been a typical year,…

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Stewardship Spotlight: Recurring Stewardship

Isaiah 43:19 begins with “See, I am doing a new thing!” It is safe to say we are all doing new things this year, whether it’s having groceries delivered, worshiping online, or teaching our children from home. How has your stewardship changed during this pandemic? What new things are you doing to give of your…

Stewardship in the midst

Lately the phrase “in the midst” seems to be everywhere. In the midst of a pandemic. In the midst of a global crisis. In the midst of a time of extraordinary uncertainty. As I write this, on April 23, knowing full well circumstances could change before I finish, we are in the midst of discerning…

What story does your budget tell?

Last month we began a new “Spotlight on Stewardship” series as part of our regular communications. The series offers best practices for a holistic and sustainable stewardship ministry, as well as shares “stewardship success stories” from Moravian churches, emerging ministries, agencies, and more in North America. What story does your budget tell? Once upon a…