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Stewardship Development

Stewardship DevelopmentOur mission is to provide consultation, literature, and training to church leaders responsible for stewardship growth and practices.

We enable church leaders in developing the skills needed to assist others in understanding the biblical principles of being stewards so that they will experience the joy and effectiveness of being life-long stewards as they affirm their calling to live in Christ.

We offer Church Support for your stewardship programs, including Annual Emphases, Biblical Basis, Promotion, Education and more.

Resources

All resources can be ordered through our office, while some are available as a download below. Available resources include:

Giving Emphases

Giving Emphases

All of these resources are three-week giving emphases with accompanying support for Sunday School, sermons, publicity, bulletin inserts, and step-by-step guide. Sermons are also available for each.

  • Be an Encourager – Tithe
  • Consider Your Ways

Tracts & Leaflets

Tracts & Leaflets

  • Being a Borrower Instead of an Owner
    From God’s perspective, everything is borrowed from him.  Is all that I have God’s?  The answer affects how we use all things.
  • Christian Stewardship
    A biblical view of the Christian lifestyle and how Christian stewardship is related to it.
  • Free to Be Disciples
    Could it be that Christians following Jesus’ teaching in John 8:31-32 could also be called “financial disciples”?   A huge factor in how free we really are is how we conduct our lives and manage our money.
  • Growing in Giving
    As we “Grow in Giving,” God’s purpose in blessing us financially is not just to make it possible for us to have more, but to enable us to give more and to minister more.
  • Honor God with Your Commitments
    We cannot afford to make a stewardship commitment without a spirit of thanksgiving.  Our gifts to God amount to nothing if they do not grow out of the soil of gratitude.
  • Hot Button Characteristics
    A fold-out brochure highlighting the need for estate planning for people ages 18-50+.  Loaded with Estate Planning ideas presented in easy to read form, it will lead to a careful consideration of a personal estate plan that honors God and family.
  • Living by Giving
    Winston Churchill said, “You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.”  This is the Lord’s way, living and giving.
  • Once Upon a Time…
    Once upon a time there was a man who had nothing.  God gave him 10 apples.  God has given each enough apples to supply their needs – plus at least one with which we can demonstrate our gratitude to him.
  • Stewardship “Checkup”
    A helpful tool designed for a church to evaluate its stewardship effectiveness.  This self-assessment will indicate where a church is in its stewardship journey.
  • The Tithe’s Potential
    When people think of the tithe’s potential, they almost automatically think in financial terms, of the greater support that could result for the ministries of churches.  But there is more than one aspect of the tithe’s potential.
  • Who Am I? Why Am I Here? What Am I to Do?
    I am here to receive and share the gospel, to live my life responsibly, to love and care for others, to affirm and use my spiritual gifts, and to earn, use, and share material things.
  • 3 Facts You Should Know
    God is the owner.  You are God’s steward.  The tithe is the Lord’s.  Does grace allow us to do less then the law required?

Bulletin Inserts

Bulletin Inserts

  • Biblical Basis for Stewardship
  • Lifestyle Stewardship
  • A Faithful Steward 
    (thematic poster also available)

    • Cheerfully gives
    • Honors God
    • Offers hope
    • Invests heavenly
  • A Faithful CP Church
    • Discovers contentment
    • Finds strength
  • Be an Encourager
    • When I tithe, my church is strengthened.
    • When I tithe, my church’s ministry is extended.
    • When I tithe, missionaries are multiplied
  • Consider Your Ways*
    • Consider your wealth
    • Consider your worship
    • Consider your witness

Brochures & Booklets

Brochures & Booklets

  • Building a Church Budget Wall
    A comprehensive church budget process that includes developing a vision, church commitment, funding, and stewardship education.
  • Building a Church Budget Bridge
    A straightforward procedure to assist the budgeting group in accomplishing its task in a redemptive context.
  • Christian Financial Planning
    Money management is an essential part of the Christian life.  Christians cannot escape the responsibility to be wise managers of all things.  This book leads the reader through assessment to development of a personal plan that will lead to sound money management.
  • Forty-Day Journey to a More Generous Life
    This is a small-group, forty-day journey with the goal being the development of more generous givers.  Each week will highlight a different focus: income, lifestyle, assets, giving, response, and thanks.
  • Guidelines for Developing a Strong Stewardship Ministry
    Catch the Vision offers suggestions for having a more effective stewardship ministry in your church and ministries field.  Suggestions include an action plan for a Ministry of Stewardship.
  • Practical Ideas
    An excellent resource with practical ideas for creating a two-year stewardship promotion track in the local church.
  • Ventures in Stewardship:  Disciplines
    A series of lessons built around the theme of the disciplines of stewardship (could be taught in a large- or small-group setting).
  • Ventures in Stewardship: Principles
    A series of lessons built around the theme of the principles of stewardship (could be taught in a large- or small-group setting).
  • Vital Signs of a Healthy Stewardship Church
    This booklet deals with the infrastructure, education, promotion, and theology of stewardship.  It is an excellent self-assessment tool for any church evaluating their stewardship ministry.

Commitment Cards

Commitment Cards

Our current availablity of committment cards includes:

  • Called to Grow in Giving

Forms

Forms

Available forms include:

  • Annual Offering Report (for your church’s Leadership Board)
  • Counting Committee Report Sheet
  • Developing an Annual Stewardship Emphasis

Sunday School Lessons

Sunday School Lessons

Below are Sunday School lessons you can download for Stewardship God’s Way:

We can also help your church with committee training and are available for 1-on-1 personal consultations upon request.

Eddie Stratton : [staff-title] Eddie Stratton
Chief Development Officer
800.255.2428 or 804.915.5000, ext. 1270
eddie.stratton@bgav.org
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