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Congregational Life: Stewardship & Giving: Talking with Children & Youth

tools for talking with children, youth, and adults about individual stewardship and generating conversations about congregational giving


Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources to help congregational leaders study and discuss stewardship with children and youth. Here you'll find:

  • Age-appropriate books to encourage at-home discussions
  • Blogs, Podcasts & Articles to fuel group discussions
  • Judicatory and Other Denominational Resources to promote healthy attitudes of stewardship and giving

If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.

Books - Children

Antonino's Impossible Dream     the coat     Doe's Dandelions     Fadya and the Song of the River               Main_lend_a_hand_cover           Nila's Perfect Coat     Peace is an Offering by Annette LeBox          The Wrong Shoes: A Book About Money and Self-Esteem

Books - Tweens & Teens

Chicken Scratch: Lessons on Living Creatively from a Flock of Hens     Decolonizing Wealth by Edgar Villanueva     Main_lend_a_hand_cover


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Cross+Gen Life: Stewardship is for all ages; gather online or a properly socially distanced space; grow as good stewards of time, talents, and treasures. This resource is an effective and engaging whole life approach to stewardship and includes a home connection with FAITH5.

Offers Big Hearted Families Toolkits, with at-home, multi-generational tools for developing generous families.

In Our Library - Children's

     The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village   -     By: Francis Chan               In God's Hands - Kushner, Lawrence               1888_cv3          Zen Shorts (A Stillwater and Friends Book) By Jon J. Muth, Jon J. Muth (Illustrator) Cover Image