Generational Stewardship

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Compass Young Adult Network

By Betsy Schwarzentraub | April 18, 2014

I was delighted to discover a brand new network of resources especially for young adults, called Compass: Navigating Faith and Finances, at https://www.stewardshipresources.org/COMPASS. It’s designed to engage young adults in conversations about the ways faith can inform their management of money. – Not that they’re the only ones who want help in money management; I’m…

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Generational Stewardship Chart

By Betsy Schwarzentraub | January 8, 2014

Generational Stewardship Chart

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Two Resources for Family Finances

By Betsy Schwarzentraub | December 19, 2013

What might you do if you wanted to help members of your congregation hone their personal or family financial planning? Here are three resources that would encourage them and also help them with practical financial issues: 1. Freed-Up Financial Living is a terrific plug-and-play resource that gives both foundational biblical financial principles and all the…

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Talking with Children about Stewardship

By Betsy Schwarzentraub | February 1, 2011

Children can both learn and teach about faithful stewardship. All that we have belongs to God, and we get to share, manage, and use it on God’s behalf. Stewardship is caring the way God cares for the earth; our minds and bodies; our abilities, money and things; and our choices, time and relationships, all in…

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Ideas for Stewardship among Young Adults

By Betsy Schwarzentraub | June 23, 2010

1. Know who young adults are. Pay attention to them. Ask. Listen. Be willing to change, do differently 2. What motivates young adults? 3. Do we acknowledge “first gift”/commitment? 4. What is the mission of the church? How are resources devoted to achieving the mission? 5. Jesus did not ask for $ too often but…

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