Topic outline

  • Afire with God: Becoming Spirited Stewards

    Stewardship is about more than meeting the budget.  This course examines how stewardship is an expression of how disciples live out the Gospel and all God has entrusted to us.

  • Afire with God: Becoming Spirited Stewards

    Participants will:

    • Describe their faith journey as a steward for God
    • Evaluate their local church’s system of operation and stewardship response
    • Describe ‘repairing the world’ as a central issue of stewardship
    • Explore the “means of grace” as a concept of stewardship and how one’s personal practice of stewardship is a sign of one’s discipleship
    • Examine concepts of corporate stewardship planning and determine ways their congregations can renew their sense of stewardship

    How will class work? Class is in session Monday through Friday for two weeks. We don't have assignments over weekends but if you fall behind in any of the assignments, those days are good for catching up. Each day you will have a reading assignment from the book, "Afire with God: Becoming Spirited Stewards" and you will have discussion forums. For those, read the question being asked then enter your response as a topic. For all Discussion Forums (except where noted): you must not only post a response to the question, you must also reply to the discussions started by 3 of your classmates. Less than that will not receive full credit for the assignment. Blessings, dear Stewards!

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    • Getting Out of Egypt

      Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in my house, and thus put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts; see if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing. I will rebuke the locust for you, so that it will not destroy the produce of your soil; and your vine in the field shall not be barren, says the Lord of hosts. Then all nations will count you happy, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts.

      Malachi 3:10-12 (NRSV)

    • Divine Partnership

      Creation image
      Today's Reading Assignment:
       pages 45 - 47
    • Repairing the World

      A broken world
        Today's Reading Assignment
        pages 51 through top of page 59
    • God at Work and the Means of Grace

      Work zone
      Read pages 59 - 71; The Means of Grace (below); and The General Rule of Discipleship (below)
    • What Will You Do?

      time to plan
      Time to make your learning real.
    • What's Your Story?

      share your story