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Stewardship Resources

Stewardship Emphasis 2018

A Three-week Stewardship Emphasis (click for details)

Stewardship Emphasis 2017

A Four-week Stewardship Emphasis (click for details)

Lectionary Resources

Stewardship Primer

Download Complete Primer

The Introduction
1. Making the Case
2. The Foundation for Christian Stewardship
3. Fundamentals of Christian Stewardship
4. Defining Christian Stewardship
5. The Identity of the Christian Steward
6. Stewardship is a Spiritual Issue
7. Changing the Stewardship Culture
8. Chief Steward and Stewardship Champions
9. Plan and Process

Effective Stewardship Practices

A webinar on Effective Stewardship Practices was held in August 2013. The recording and resources from that presentation are available below.

Webinar Recording (YouTube)

PowerPoint Slides (.pdf)

Stewardship Advisors - Ron Chewning

Legacy Planning - Church Extension Fund, Bill Burmeister

Annual Programs

Offering an Annual Stewardship Emphasis - What to Consider

The Lifestyle of Faithful Stewards

New Consecration Sunday / Consecrated Stewards: This program culminates in a special commitment worship service with a guest pastor followed by a catered celebration luncheon. For more information contact Rev. Dr. Richard J. Wolfram or his administrative assistant, Jennifer Rumberger 888.225.2111.

Under New Management: a stewardship mini-program for Sunday, June 26th.
The epistle lesson for June 26th for the three-year Lectionary Series A is Romans 7:1-13. In Romans 7:4 we read, “Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to law through the body of Christ, so that you belong to another, to Him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.” The Stewardship Committee is offering material for a low-key mini-stewardship program for the weekend of June 26th using the theme “Under New Management.” Being “Under New Management” implies that we have died to our old way of life and have risen to new life in Christ. The two links below contain the following materials: Sermon outline, lay reader talk, bulletin messages, worship helps, tri-fold and order form for the tri-fold brochure and banner.

Under New Management Documents

Under New Management Brochure

Bible Studies

Discussing Stewardship with Confirmands Discussion Guide - Each congregation will be mailed a participants booklet for review in June 2013. To order additional copies, please use the order form below.
     Discussing Stewardship with Confirmands Order Form

Financial Wisdom for a Lifetime


To improve and energize the stewardship ministry in your church, please consider using a year-round stewardship educational resource titled “12 Months of Congregational Stewardship” written by Ron Chewning, a member of the Michigan District Stewardship Committee. “12 Months of Congregational Stewardship” will help your members understand stewardship as a way of life that honors Christ. It will challenge and equip your members to respond to God’s grace by giving more of their time, talents, and money. For Michigan District churches, the Stewardship Committee has arranged that, until August 15th, you may order this resource at a discounted price of $70 plus shipping rather than the regular $89 price. No prepayments are necessary. If you have already used volume 1, you may order volume 2 at the same $70 discounted price. A detailed flyer can be found here.

Offering Verses (pdf)

The Christian Steward - Michigan In Touch Aug/Sept 2010

Stewardship Advisors: 888.783.2790, – Offers weekly bulletin messages, lay reader talks, bulletin inserts, devotions, newsletter articles, monthly newsletters, seasonal letters, etc.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace (13 workshops approximately 90 minutes each)

Crown Financial


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