Talking about Money
Stewardship is about responding to the call of God in our lives with all our gifts – time, talent and treasure. Even though it makes us uncomfortable to talk about our finances, what we do with our money is a large part of stewardship.
There are over 2,500 Bible passages that talk about money and material possessions – more than any other subject! When we don’t talk about money, it exerts a powerful inﬂuence in our lives – at home, at work, or in the church. It’s simply not biblical or healthy to be anxious, afraid or cynical about money.
If we learn to talk about money, like Jesus does in the Bible, it begins to feel more comfortable. By talking about financial stewardship throughout the year – both what we do with our money and how we can share it –through preaching, reporting, bulletins and children’s messages, we can connect our lives with God’s mission.
Find tools to help your congregation talk about money, use bulletin inserts, explore different ways to say thank you, analyze and celebrate the gifts given to your congregation with a generosity assessment, and learn how to set up legacy funds.