‘Stewards in a Slump’
This excellent booklet, available to download at the bottom of the page, offers seven reflections:
- Count your Blessings
- Count your Cash
- Learning Contentment
- Simpler Lifestyles
- Keep on Giving
- Rebuilding Generous Communities
- A Financial Downturn can be a Spiritual Upturn.
Download the booklet and see the presentation and sermon notes.
There is a range of resources for preaching and teaching and keeping the profile of giving high:
- National parish resources website: encouraging giving
- National parish resources website: preaching resources
- Stewardship website: sermon resources
- Giving in Grace website: preaching
The national C of E site has resources to help the church support those who may be struggling financially, including advice on how to help people in debt, prayers for the current financial situation including for those made redundant or coping with resulting extra pressures at work:
The Money Revolution
This workbook was written by John Preston, the National Stewardship and Resources Officer. It encourages all of us to apply Christian principles to handling our money, covering areas such as ethical spending, credit and debt, savings and pensions, insurance and giving.
Developing our skills as stewards of God’s resources takes time and focus, just like any other skills. The Money Revolution seeks to equip church members to be better stewards of all our money. There are related resources such as group discussion material, sermon outlines and spreadsheets to review your own finances.
If you are interested in purchasing copies of the book (they are likely to be about £1.50 each), please email Sue Whitehead.