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Stewardship – Built to Be Missional

The following worship ideas are related to components of stewardship. Give a puzzle piece to each person as they enter the building for the service. Customize the generic points (see download) to deliver your desired message in your unique context and setting. (Previously posted in The Soul of a Steward, Fall, 2003)

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Stewardship of the Earth (for Children)

Offer each child a candy bar or something that can be mostly used up or abused quickly. Maybe it could be a piece of paper, or a crayon.  Give one to each child, whatever you have chosen to give them.

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Goldfish and Sharing Object Lesson (for Children)

Have enough goldfish crackers for half of the children who are listening to the children’s sermon.  Give that half of the group 2 goldfish crackers, but give the other half of the group none. Tell the group with none how sorry you are that they don’t have any fish. It must be nice to have fish…

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Friendship Series – Epiphany 2011

We are mission friends, and the trust that Jesus, God himself, calls us “no longer servants, but friends” is both a wonderful and awesome gift. Friendship is central to life with Christ and one another. The Epiphany series – the season of light – is an exploration into the complexity, mystery, and joy of becoming…

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The Most Important People You’ve Never Met – Summer Series

We did a summer theme on obscure Bible characters – how God made an imprint on them and how they made an imprint on God’s world. Each week we wrote a verse to “Who are the People in the Neighborhood.” It has been an extremely enjoyable series. (We received the Template for the series from…

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Tell Me a Story, Pastor!

I retired from congregational ministry about a year ago and have been helping a young pastor who is just getting started by writing some children’s story/sermons for him. Below you will see a couple examples, as well as a brief description of how I create children’s sermon/stories that relate to the sermon text and theme.

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