Study Resources

Looking for Sunday School curriculum or a small group study resource?
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Here you will find resources created by the Center for Faith and Giving as well as materials created by our partners. Have an idea for a study or interested in writing curriculum? Contact us!

Stewardship in the First Testament - A Small Group or Sunday School Lesson featuring Rev. Dr. Richard Lowery

This is a set of four lessons in which Dr. Lowery examines stewardship from the perspective of the faith of ancient Israel.  The lessons advance to touch on Second Testament themes and their connection to the faith of Israel and how these ideas have been adopted and understood by the Church.

Stewardship in the First Testament Lesson One: Created in the Image of God

Stewardship in the First Testament Lesson Two: Sabbath Delight

Stewardship in the First Testament Lesson Three: Abundance for All

Stewardship in the First Testament Lesson Four: A Table Set With Justice

 

Abundant Living - Re-thinking Stewardship

A five-week study produced in cooperation with the Northern California/Nevada Region Academy of Christian Training and Study (ACTS) and the Center for Faith and Giving.  A video resource is included for each week featuring Rev. Bruce A. Barkhauer, Minister for Faith and Giving, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

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Genesis and Abundance - Lowery

This lecture is from the 2011 Pre-Assembly Event held in Nashville, TN that was sponsored by the Center for Faith and Giving.  Genesis 1:-2:4a is explored as a foundational understanding of stewardship in the Biblical Witness and as the core of a theology of abundance.  Running time is 65 minutes, there are intermittent audio issues during the first twenty minutes, but this does not interfere significantly with the content.  View the Lecture

Stewardship in Matthew - a Sunday School or Small Group Lesson

A Sunday-School or small group study lesson on the teaching of stewardship found in the Gospel of Matthew.  What are the concrete ways we can serve as stewards?  A video resource is included featuring the Reverend Doctor Ronald Allen, Christian Theological Seminary.

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Stewardship in Mark - a Sunday School or Small Group Lesson

A Sunday-School or small group lesson on the teaching of stewardship found in the Gospel of Mark.  Emphasis is placed on being "stewards of hope" by exercising the power given to the church by Christ.  A video resource is included featuring the Reverend Doctor Ronald Allen, Christian Theological Seminary.

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Stewardship in Luke and Acts - A Sunday School or Small Group Lesson

A Sunday-School or small group lesson on the teaching of stewardship in the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts.  What does it mean to participate in a community that has all things in common?  A video resource is included featuring the Reverend Doctor Ronald Allen, Christian Theological Seminary.

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Stewardship in the Gospel of John - A Sunday School or Small Group Lesson

 

 A Sunday-School or small group lesson on the teaching of stewardship in the Gospel of John.  John makes a great distinction between the world and the heavenly realm.  How do we function as stewards in a world that is so opposite from the realm of its Creator?  A video resource is included featuring the Reverend Doctor Ronald Allen, Christian Theological Seminary. 

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Stewardship in the writings of Paul - A Sunday School or Small Group Lesson

A Sunday-School or small group lesson on stewardship within the letters of Paul.  Paul is very focused on partnerships and how the stewardship of the values of the Rule of God are made concrete in relationships that transform individuals and communities.   A video resource is included featuring the Reverend Doctor Ronald Allen, Christian Theological Seminary.

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Stewardship in the later writings of the Second Testament - A Sunday School or Small Group Lesson

A Sunday-School or small group lesson on stewardship looking at how it is understood in the letters:  Ephesians, Colossians, 1 Titus, 1 Peter and in the Book of Revelation.  Special emphasis is on what it means to be a steward of the grace of God.  A video resource is included featuring the Reverend Doctor Ronald Allen, Christian Theological Seminary.

Stewardship in the later writings of the NT

Two More Stories For Consideration - A Sunday School or Small Group Lesson

This is intended to be utilized as a conclusion to the other stewardship studies that are a part of the Second Testament series featuring Dr. Ronald Allen.  It can, however be used as a stand-alone piece.  Its focus is on full commitment and trust in God as the conditions for the faithful practice of stewardship .

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Stewardship with Children

 

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