Pastors and lay leaders are often ill at ease when it comes to stewardship. How do you start? What do you say? Won’t it all seem artificial and self-serving? The resources listed below will put you on much firmer footing and give you a Biblical road map for teaching stewardship in a natural, enjoyable, and Lutheran manner.
Resources for Stewardship
The key to presenting stewardship in a Biblical manner is to first place stewardship where it belongs: as one aspect of the doctrine of vocation. God has called (Latin: vocat → vocation) each of us to certain offices and duties within the home, church, and society. In each of our callings, God calls us to grow by daily contrition and repentance to conform our lives more and more to the image of His Son. This uniquely Lutheran approach to stewardship ensures that the entire Biblical message is presented in a manner that supports the Gospel.