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Stewardship Emphasis 2019 – Discover the Joy in Sharing God’s Blessings

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Discover the Joy in Sharing God’s Blessings

A Three-week Stewardship Emphasis

Ron and Phyllis Chewning
Stewardship Advisors
2225 E 14 Mile Rd
Birmingham MI
248.644.6150

**PLEASE NOTE**

If you are not a member of a Michigan District, LCMS Congregation please contact Ron Chewning at Stewardship Advisors for permission to use.

A Three-week Stewardship Emphasis

  • “Jesus Is our Joy and Strength”
  • “Discover the Joy in Serving”
  • “Discover the Joy in Giving”

Through the work of the Holy Spirit, we are transformed into grace-filled stewards who seek to honor and serve the Lord with all He’s entrusted to us.  Through faith, we acknowledge that all we are and have are gifts from God.  As we serve and give, we are filled with joy compelling us to serve and give even more.

Sunday Morning Bible Studies:

In order for your members to grow as Christian stewards, it is necessary to spend time reading and studying God’s Word.  The three Bible studies along with the answer guides are available in the downloadable .zip file.

Testimonials/ Lay reader talks

There are three lay reader talks provided.  Personal testimonials are more effective, but, if no member is willing to share his/her stewardship story with the congregation, these talks may be used.  The talks may be given at the start of the service or during the time of the offering.  Audio lay reader talks for each week are also available.  I suggest that the audio versions be shared while the offering is received.

Trifold Brochure

You are encouraged to use all four of the trifold brochures.  It is suggested that you send the first trifold with the letter and commitment form prior to the start of the emphasis.  Having the commitment form a few days prior to the start of the emphasis gives the members time to pray and consider what their commitment will be.  There is one trifold for each week of the emphasis.

Emphasis Download

All the material in the downloadable folder may be copied.

Commitment Sunday (weekend)

Members should be encouraged to make financial commitments to the Lord through their church.  Commitment forms can be distributed with the bulletins/worship folders on Commitment Sunday (Commitment Weekend), which is the third week of the emphasis.  It is a meaningful part of the service to give members the opportunity to bring their commitments forward to the altar.  Every effort should be made to make Commitment Sunday (weekend) special and meaningful.  To show the joy and importance of making a commitment to the Lord, you may want to have decorations and special snacks.  Some churches have found that inviting a special guest preacher is helpful.  Some churches celebrate their commitments by having a lunch on Sunday.

The commitment forms need to be available on Commitment Sunday (weekend).  It is suggested that you mail the letter from the pastor and a commitment form just prior to the start of the emphasis.  This will act as a reminder for members to think and pray about their commitments.  If they fail to bring their commitment forms with them, it won’t matter because there will be another form for them on Commitment Sunday (weekend).

Material Preceding Emphasis

  • Bulletin messages
  • Newsletter articles
  • Letter
  • Trifold brochure
  • Flyer (coming soon)
  • Power point slide

Weekly Material

  • Bulletin messages
  • Lay reader talk
  • Power point slide
  • Worship helps
  • Children’s message
  • Sermon
  • Bible study
  • Trifold brochure

**PLEASE NOTE**

If you are not a member of a Michigan District, LCMS Congregation please contact Ron Chewning at Stewardship Advisors for permission to use.

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