A new range of local church resources has been developed to lead congregations into more abundant, Christ-centred living.
The Grateful Living resources—an initiative of the Stewardship department of the South Pacific Division (SPD)—have been designed to cater for all ages. The kit includes eight sermon PowerPoints and scripts (which are ready-to-go or can be modified); children’s song videos with lyric sheets, music scores and backing tracks; and promotional materials including a video, posters and social media assets.
SPD stewardship director Julian Archer said Grateful Living has been successfully trialled in the North New South Wales Conference where local church leaders were seeking ready-to-share resources for all ages that inspire faithful stewardship in finances, but also in whole-of-life giving.
“Jesus promises us an abundant, satisfying life and for this we are forever grateful,” Mr Archer said. “Grateful living leads to cheerful giving, and it unlocks the abundant life that Jesus promised.
“We’ve all heard about the ‘3Ts of Stewardship’—our time, talents and treasures—but Grateful Living expands those Ts to include our testimony, temple, tribe, territory and God’s truth. It’s about the joy of whole-of-life giving.”
Churches are being encouraged to schedule an eight-part Grateful Living sermon series into their 2023 preaching calendar, share the preaching of the sermons with members who have a passion for one of the eight topics, teach the songs in children’s Sabbath schools and use the activity sheets for children to complete during the sermon on the same topic.
A version for Papua New Guinea and Pacific communities is also available, and other parts of the world are already adapting Grateful Living for their territories.
Click here for more information and to download the resources.