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…

Should we pass on the plate?

In his book A Better Offering, Rev. Donald Smith invites us to consider our long-held practice of passing an offering plate during worship. He writes: “In today’s modern world, I believe that passing an offering receptacle during worship is a practice that no longer represents the depth and breadth of the offering. It no longer…

Caring for all of creation

When I worked at Laurel Ridge, one January day it snowed and snowed and snowed and snowed. I had never seen anything like it. After the storm passed, the sky was a brilliant Carolina blue and the sun was shining, so my husband and I decided to go for a walk. I will never forget…

Spring Cleaning, Stewardship Style

Spring Cleaning, Stewardship Style

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…

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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…

Moravian Ministries Foundation in America Steward Sparks 4th Tuesday of every month at 11:00 a.m. EST

Steward Sparks

Join MMFA’s Laura Watson and a different Moravian pastor at 11:00 a.m. EST 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…

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…

Stewardship: A four-part harmony

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…

Every Thursday in October: Stewardship Shorts

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…