Book Resources: Stewardship

This reading list is a collection of books that can be helpful for leadership, planning, and small groups.

(This list can also be found at www.moravian.org)

  • 6 Word to Build On and Live By: 
    • Week 1 – Live
    • Week 2 – Gather
    • Week 3 – Connect
    • Week 4 – Serve
    • Week 5 – Give
    • Week 6 – Multiply
  • (Link to PDF Version of 6 Words to Build On and Live By)

  • Percentage Living  – An Annual Stewardship Process to Grow and Foster Discipleship, health and Vitality in the Local Church
    • Rev. Gary Marsh

    “Percentage Living will help each person of faith grow in discipleship formation and be a more committed follower of Christ. Percentage Living will help the Church become increasingly healthy, an expressed goal of every church I have ever been a member of, served, and worked with. How do individuals and congregations become all that God intended? Such can and will happen through teaching, encouraging, and modeling Percentage Living.”  (reposted from http://www.mcnp.org/stewardship)

  • (Link to PDF Version of Percentage Living  )
  •  The Moravian Covenant Stewardship Series – A Manual to Teach and Foster Biblical Stewardship.
    • Rev. Gary Marsh

    “This resource, written from the perspective of our unique covenant theology and practice, offers outlines and specific programs for stewardship education. Step by step, members will be invited and encouraged to grow as disciples as they annually “covenant” with God to take intentional steps forward, sincere efforts to increase their understanding and practice of how they worship, pray, learn, claim, server, earn, give, save, and spend.”  (reposted from http://www.mcnp.org/stewardship)

  • The Stewardship Companion – Lectionary Resources for Preaching

    “Mosser’s inspirational and motivational reflections offer a clear connection between the lectionary Scripture passage and the matters of stewardship. The reflections offered here address a variety of issues related to stewardship, making this book an essential resource for all pastors, worship leaders, and stewardship committees.”  (reposted from amazon.com)

  • IT…How Churches and Leaders Can Get IT and Keep IT

    “This book tells how any believer can obtain It, get It back, and guard It. And, to dig deeper, the It Pack includes the softcover book and a DVD that will challenge churches and their leaders to maintain the spiritual balance that results in experiencing It in their lives.”  (reposted from amazon.com)

  • Creation Care…Keepers of the Earth

    “How can Christians put their faith into practice on issues like air and water quality, energy use, and the climate? Designed for small group study, Creation Care: Keepers of the Earth shows us the path from biblical scripture to environmental stewardship. Author Luke Gascho helps readers develop their roles in the new sustainable effort – using a spiritual and a practical approach.”  (reposted from amazon.com)

  • Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate–A New Vision for Financial Stewardship

    “Written with the needs of pastors and stewardship teams in mind, Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate provides immediate, practical guidance to all who seek to help God’s people be better stewards of their resources.”  (reposted from amazon.com)

  • Good $ense…Biblical Financial Principles for Transforming Your Finances and Life 

    “Your Church Can Launch and Lead a Biblical Stewardship Ministry That Transforms Lives There is a tremendous need for churches to educate and assist people with managing their resources in God-honoring ways.”  (reposted from amazon.com)

  • The Biblical Vision of Sabbath Economics

    “A short, key, text that gives voice to Myers challenging ideas of non violence and liberation theology lived prophetically in the modern world. Culled from articles in Other side and other journals.” (reposted from http://www.quakerbooks.org)

  • A Generous Orthodoxy

    “In a sweeping exploration of belief, author Brian McLaren takes us across the landscape of faith, envisioning an orthodoxy that aims for Jesus, is driven by love, and is defined by missional intent. A Generous Orthodoxy rediscovers the mysterious and compelling ways that Jesus can be embraced across the entire Christian horizon.”  (reposted from amazon.com)

  • The Volunteer Revolution

    “Through real-life volunteer stories, Hybels inspires church leaders in their role as equippers while motivating potential volunteers to align themselves with God’s mission to change the world.”  (reposted from amazon.com)

  • A Christian View of Money

    “This book gives a Mennonite view of one’s relationship with God and with Money.”  (reposted from amazon.com)

  • How Much is Enough

    “Readers will gain a clearer understanding of how money becomes an object of worship when passion for material things is stronger than compassion for the poor. Simon’s life-changing book also reveals how affluenza takes control of people’s lives and goals.
    Without discounting prosperity as a blessing, How Much Is Enough? proposes new pathways to living as disciples of Jesus.”  (reposted from amazon.com)

  • Giving-Unlocking the Heart of Good Stewardship

    “Jesus said more about money than just about any other topic. Clearly, it is an important issue–and a touchy one! Deep down, we know it is not a matter of what we earn but how we manage what we earn that shows our ultimate priorities. Giving demonstrates how good stewardship is more than a responsibility—it’s an adventure. As you study the connection between your wallet and your heart, you’ll learn how money management is a powerful tool for shaping your character.”  (reposted from amazon.com)

  • Fully Devoted—Living Each Day in Jesus’ Name

    “What does it mean to do everything ‘in Jesus’ name’? Is that an ideal attainable only by a few ‘super Christians’–or is it a way of life we can all experience? Leader’s guide included! Fully Devoted group sessions are: What Is True Spirituality? Grace Growth Groups Gifts Giving ‘We Know Him Well . . . ”  (reposted from amazon.com)

  • Gifts—The Joy of Serving God

    “Through personal study and small group interaction, this study will help you develop a passion to be used by God. You’ll find out about your unique place in the body of Christ and how to surmount the obstacles that keep you from thriving. You’ll discover the joy of serving with others–doing together what you cannot do alone. And you’ll learn how to abide in Christ, experiencing a freshness and vitality that grow as you give!”  (reposted from amazon.com)

  • The Power of Asset Mapping

    “Asset mapping isn’t a new system or theory. It’s a way of thinking, a doorway into an “open-sum” perspective rooted in the Bible and common experience. The Power of Asset Mapping, by long-time community developer Luther K. Snow, shows congregational leaders how to help a group recognize its assets and the abundance of God’s gifts and to act on them in ministry and mission.”  (reposted from amazon.com)

  • The First National Bank of Dad

    “The First National Bank of Dad is a highly accessible guide that offers excellent financial tips for any family and shows readers just how to implement this unusual and innovative plan in their own households.”  (reposted from amazon.com)

  • Your Finances in Changing Times

    “Moves from the national economy to your goals and budget.”  (reposted from amazon.com)

  • The Disciple Making Church

    “The Disciple Making Church is presented in two parts six discipling relationships and six marks of a disciple. McDonald weaves vivid Scriptural insights and the wisdom of scholars with the experiences of his own congregation and others, and distills it all into one helpful, valuable and enjoyable book.”  (reposted from amazon.com)

“Have you ever raised funds for your church, another organization, or a mission trip? Maybe you felt uncomfortable about asking people to donate money. It’s time to change the way you view this important task.” (reposted from amazon.com)

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