Meredith McNabb addresses the opportunities and challenges congregational leaders face when preaching about money.
Lake Institute’s Resource Library collects and curates a wide range of resources that can help deepen understanding and practice at the intersection of faith and giving.
Search by keywords or browse by themes to find current research, leadership insights, inspiring stories, discernment guides, theological reflection, and more.
This collection features all of the resources created by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center before they closed in 2021.
The Faithful Generosity Story Shelf highlights congregations and other religious organizations who have sought to use their assets and resources in creative—and sometimes surprising—ways as an expression of faithful giving.
Scott Thumma, PhD and Rev. Kristina I. Lizardy-Hajbi, PhD explore the 2023 giving trends of Christian congregations in the US.
Nathan Kirkpatrick highlights the gifts and limitations of being a guest preacher on stewardship.
Rev. Bruce Barkhauer offers suggestions on best practices for preaching about generosity in a Christian worship setting.
Bruce Barkhauer offers seven scripture texts to consider for preaching about faithful generosity.
Rev. Bruce Barkhauer shares how a Christian pastor might preach on the hope of stewardship.
Rev. Rosanna Anderson reviews Peter Brown's book Through the Eye of the Needle and offers some applications for preaching and ministry in the Christian context.
Lyle Miller shares the principles that guide his teaching and preaching about stewardship.
Melissa Spas outlines a set of lessons learned during her time with Lake Institute.
A Christian congregation offers a unison affirmation of generosity after the preaching each week.
Devoted to Generosity is a companion resource to Giving Magazine Volume 21, produced in 2019 by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center. It includes campaign guidance, preaching guides, bible study/small group materials, worship/liturgy, children’s sermons, model letters and communication support.
Insights, a bi-weekly e-newsletter, is a resource for the religious community and fundraisers of faith-based organizations that provides:
- Reflections on important developments in the field of faith and giving
- Recommended books, studies and articles
- Upcoming Lake Institute events