In its most realized form, stewardship encompasses human, economic, and environmental dimensions—dedicated care of our bodies, dutiful administration of our money and time, and careful supervision of God’s creation. The following resources acknowledge a holistic approach to Christian stewardship, and seek to include a variety of ways that we, as a denomination, can improve our resource management.
What’s It All About? » Combining solid, biblically-based teaching, prayer, and practical, congregation-tested resources, What’s It All About? provides BIC congregations with access to a stewardship curriculum with a uniquely BIC focus. Initiated as a joint project of the Atlantic and Canadian Conferences, a second edition of What’s It All About? is now available to all BIC churches at no charge through the Office of Stewardship Services.
A Christian View of Money: Celebrating God’s Generosity by Mark Vincent » This book—written by Mark Vincent, director of The Giving Project, a stewardship education effort for Mennonite churches—provides a helpful introduction to Christian giving. Written from an Anabaptist perspective, this simple resource details a Biblical approach to finance and includes reflection questions and a guide for congregational and small group use. Buy the book.
“Organic: Worshiping the Creator by Saving Creation” » As Christians, we have been called to be stewards of God’s Creation. In learning how to care for it, we must seek spiritual guidance. Bruxy Cavey, teaching pastor at The Meeting House in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, offers insight into our role as Christian caretakers, addressing a variety of faith-related environmental concerns from the Biblical basis for Creation care to practical, everyday responses to environmental stewardship Listen to the sermons.
Creation Care: An Introduction » Re:vision is a project sponsored by the National Association of Evangelicals—of which the Brethren in Christ Church is a member congregation. It aims to engage Christians in matters of public life, including peace, justice, and Creation care. Its booklet on Creation care—targeted at pastors but helpful for any church member—includes a Biblical basis for Creation care, as well as answers to frequently asked questions and tips on becoming a more sustainable citizen of the earth. Download the booklet (PDF).
Living Simply and Eating Well » Few people consider the intersection of food and faith. In Simply in Season, a cookbook published under the Mennonite Central Committee’s World Community Cookbook series, authors Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert share simple, delicious recipes that celebrate the ecological, nutritional, and spiritual joys of eating local foods in season. Learn more and buy the cookbook.