GBOD is now Discipleship Ministries. Save our new web address to your bookmarks: UMCdiscipleship.org. Thank you!

x

Leadership Resources

Stewardship

Generosity is a matter of action, intentions, and heart. One way to describe it is the grateful outpouring of gifts to others, out of our love for God. Outpouring is a terrific description, since the priceless treasure of the gospel ... Read More

Select Topics
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

New & Noteworthy:

February 10, 2015

Shop Online at UMCMarket.org and Benefit the Local Church

Whether you shop for gifts...your family...for donations...you benefit again by generating a microdoation to your church or […]

Article
Generous Living
January 1, 2015

Offertory Prayers and Invitation 2015

View offertory prayers and invitations from 2015.

Article
March 2, 2015

Review of “Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World”

Are you a philanthropist? You may be already and not realize it! According to Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, “a philanthropist is […]

Book Review
January 9, 2015

Resources for Creation Care

By The Rev. Pat Watkins

The Rev. Pat Watkins, United Methodist Missionary for the Care of God’s Creation, offers these resources for creation […]

Article
Generous Living
January 30, 2015

Local Church Audit Guide and Frequently Asked Questions

The General Council on Finance & Administration (GCFA) has developed these wonderful resources to help your church fulfill the mandate […]

Article
January 29, 2015

It’s Time for Fish Banks!

By The Rev. Rosanna Anderson

Fish Banks are a fun way for children, youth, and families to live out their faith during Lent as they […]

Article
Generous Living
February 2, 2015

Review of Stewardship in African-American Churches: A New Paradigm by Melvin Amerson

This insightful book offers a biblically-based and practical guide to stewardship. This work has become a classic in the field. […]

Book Review
Generous Living
October 1, 2013

Offertory Prayers by Email

Receive email once a month, with the text of each Sunday's Offertory Prayers.

January 21, 2015

Coins for Lent

By Maryjane Pierce Norton

Lent is a good time to focus on giving to others. Coins for Lent enables families and individuals to consider […]

Article
Worship with Children
March 1, 2015

Offertory Prayers and Invitation for March 2015

By The Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane

God of infinite patience and compassion, we pray that today we will offer not only our gifts of money, but […]

Article
Worship & Prayer
February 2, 2015

February 2015 Generous Living Newsletter

Melvin Amerson's classic book, "Stewardship in African-American Churches," is scheduled to be re-released this September.  Many stewardship professional […]

Article
Generous Living
February 1, 2015

Offertory Prayers and Invitation for February 2015

By The Rev. Dr. Ken Sloane

Ever-loving, ever-giving God, as we bring our gifts to your altar, we confess our need for repentance. We have often […]

Article
Worship & Prayer
January 1, 2015

Offertory Prayers and Invitation for January 2015

By The Rev. Rosanna Anderson

Gracious God, we praise you, for you are the source of our hope! When our hope falters, your Spirit lifts […]

Article
Worship & Prayer
December 1, 2014

Giving for New Life

By The Rev. Rosanna Anderson

Is Christ leading you to respond with compassion to children, youth, or adults who are affected by HIV/AIDS? Find […]

Article
Generous Living
October 23, 2014

Exploring Stewardship with the Saints: A Sermon Series

By Sarah McGiverin

How do you preach in a way that will encourage stewardship, perhaps even support a seasonal stewardship campaign, without driving […]

Article
Worship & Prayer
October 14, 2014

Achieving Dreams Beyond the Budget

A manual for those who would work on building an endowment or seeking planned gifts in their local church, "Achieving […]

PDF
Budget Building
August 1, 2014

Offertory Prayers and Invitation 2014

View offertory prayers and invitations from 2014.

Article
Worship & Prayer
July 10, 2014

Finding Treasure: The Story of Our Newest Stewardship Resource

Jacob Armstrong is a young man with a large vision for the church. This pastor & church planter will share […]

Webinar
Stewardship Webinars
July 10, 2014

What Our Hearts Treasure

By Jacob Armstrong

Jacob Armstrong is a United Methodist pastor and author, who has created a new Stewardship resource, Treasure. He has written […]

Article
Generous Living
Load More