The following materials were emphases in past years, but are still able to be used by your church. Some materials can be downloaded. While copyright laws prohibit us from providing downloads of some resources, they are available for free by mail to our MBC churches through the ministry of the Cooperative Program.
If you have any questions, or would like to place an order, contact Carla Martin by email or by calling 1-800-736-6227 ext. 361.
Motivations: Living with Heart
“Yes, brother, may I have joy from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.” Philemon 20 (HCSB)
Motivations: Living with Heart is a four-week stewardship study. Christian giving strengthens the resources available to churches today for witness, ministry, and missions. Our personal generosity encourages others to give generously as well. The Kingdom moves forward on the corporate strength of congregations that have set their communities.
God has interceded in the hearts of believers by sending his only begotten Son to forgive our sins and restore the worthiness of our lives. Christ appeals to our sense of gratitude and asks that we invest our wealth in His Kingdom of righteousness.
When believers invest financial resources in missional purposes we are building an eternal Kingdom. The final consequences of our generosity can only be measured in the light of the last revelation of Gods intention for us. but we know our gifts have eternal significance.
IMPACT: Seeking God’s Best
“…God intended it for good to bring about the present result–the survival of many people.” Genesis 50:20
IMPACT: Seeking God’s Best is a four week study that challenges Christians to allow God to use them to impact the world through stewardship, using the life of Joseph as an example.
Joseph’s life story is one of turning setbacks into times of making maximum impact for the progression of God’s kingdom. Though Joseph’s brothers were jealous of him and sold him into slavery, he prospered and gained a position in his owner’s household. Though he was thrown into prison, he eventually became the second in command of Egypt. What was meant for harm, God turned into good.
The events we experience should be viewed as opportunities. The ultimate challenge we each face is not so much in what others have done to us but in how we choose to handle it.
Transitions: Discovering the Generosity Factor
“Blessed is the Lord who has not left you without a redeemer today…” Ruth 4:14
Transitions: Discover the Generosity Factor is a three-week, church-wide emphasis on stewardship with the intention of celebrating God’s tender care and shepherding through constant provision toward His children. This focus on Biblical truth will come from the book of Ruth.
When a church decides to conduct the emphasis, members will be challenged in the areas of God’s blessing, our stewardship commitment, and opportunities to extend God’s blessing through our own generous giving in mission involvement.
Unlimited: God’s Grace & Glory
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:10-11 (NIV)
Unlimited: God’s Grace & Glory is a 3 Sunday stewardship emphasis that provides local congregations an opportunity to impact this world. When a local church determines to conduct an Unlimited: God’s Grace & Glory emphasis, members will be reminded about the stewardship responsibilities in the areas of the gospel, our giftedness, and our need to be generous stewards!
Consider Your Ways: Wealth, Worship, Witness
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘Consider your ways!'” Haggai 1:7
The Consider Your Ways emphasis is a three-Sunday church stewardship resource specifically designed to encourage members to utilize the resources God provides to invest in His kingdom, give priority to God, and allow their life witness to have priority.
When believers give priority to worshiping the Lord, it impacts their available resources to invest in the Lord’s work and to the spreading of the gospel throughout the world.
Catch up Sunday is a one-day special offering. This emphasis is designed to focus on catching up on budget needs or perhaps a special church need, encouraging church members to give sacrificially. It is suggested that Catch-Up Sunday be scheduled on the first Sunday of a month; it is not designed to replace the need for an on-going Stewardship plan, but to supplement the specific needs as identified by the church.
Biblical Stewardship offers this emphasis kit free of charge to churches. Inside this kit you’ll discover promotional tools to enable you to walk through this Stewardship emphasis easily and effortlessly. We encourage you to pray for the Lord’s leadership with regard to sacrificial giving and promoting Kingdom growth.
Catch-Up Sunday Emphasis Packet Downloads:
Refresh is a 3-Sunday church stewardship resource specifically designed to encourage members to Refresh our Faith, Restore our Families & Revolutionize our Finances.
When believers give priority to our faith in the Lord, it will lead to a restored biblical value of our families and provides opportunity to give from our finances to the Lord and His work.
Additional Books and Studies
Books & Workbooks
- 7 Keys to Open-Handed Living
- 30 Day Generosity Devotional
- 40 Day Spiritual Journey to a More Generous Life
- Church Financial Guidebook
- Building a Budget Bridge
- Building a Church Budget Wall
- Catch the Vision
- Points of Connection
- Practical Ideas – 2 year stewardship promotion
- Great Commission Budgeting