First Third Conversations

Stewardship and Young Adults

A blog post by Grace Duddy

Image Credit: Making a Difference?? by Madhan R on Flickr

A little over a year ago, my colleague, Chick Lane, and I became fascinated with the topic of “stewardship with adults under 40”. As an “adult under 40” myself, I had noticed that “stewardship” was not something that my friends were talking about. I had also noticed that young adults were generally not the target demographic of stewardship campaigns in congregations nor were they

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Living God's Love through Stewardship

A blog post by Grace Duddy 

For most people, stewardship is about paying the congregation’s bills. When they hear the word “stewardship” in a sermon or talk in worship they almost instinctually take out their wallet waiting for the “ask” for their money. Many church leaders choose not to talk about stewardship with children and youth because, in this model of stewardship, children and youth do not seem to have a lot to contribute due to their lack of a steady income.

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Who Owns It?

MoneyA blog post by Grace Duddy

A few weeks ago I led an intergenerational adult forum called “Talking about Money Together” at a local congregation. Everyone from kindergartners to great-grandparents was invited to join in the conversation. During the forum, we discussed the various beliefs that feed our money habits. One belief that feeds many people’s money habits is: “My money belongs to me, and I can do with it what I want.”

 

Money Wallet by 401(K) 2012 on Flickr

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