Top 10 List for Involving Kids in Stewardship
Stewardship Bible Verses, Stewardship Prayer

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Southwestern Synod of Minnesota Resource Center

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Marlaine Doidge, Associate in Ministry
Christ Lutheran Church, Glencoe MN

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Top 10 ways to involve kids in stewardship


Recycle everything from cans to clothes


Consolidate car trips; read a book while you wait


Shut off lights and appliances not in use


Harvest what you plant, share what you harvest


Share clothes with a sibling or parent


Use e-mail rather than long distance


Treat possessions as valuables


Ride a bike or walk for short errands and exercise


Wipe your feet


Eat leftovers

Bible Verses Related to Stewardship

Genesis 2:2-3 - God rested
Psalm 118:24 - The Lord's Day
Ecclesiastes 3:1 - A time for everything
Matthew 25:15-30 - Parable of Talents
Luke 12:15 - Abundance
Matthew 6:20 - Treasures in heaven
Matthew 10:8 - Freely given, freely give
I Kings 17:1-16 - Widow of Zarephath
Genesis 1: 31 - Creation is Good
Genesis 2:15-20 - Adam as steward
Psalm 104 - Creation Psalm
Matthew 6:25-34 - Lilies of the Field
Matthew 19:16-22 - Love neighbor
Luke 19:1-10 - Zaccheus
Mark 12:41-44 - Widow's Mite
Luke 10:30-37 - Good Samaritan
John 6:1-14 - Feeding 5000
Luke 15:11-32 - Forgiving Father

Leviticus 27:30-32 -Tithing
Deuteronomy 16:17 - Give as blessed
Matthew 6:31-34 - First things first
Matthew 22:34-30 - 2 commandments
Mark 10:17-25 - Riches
Luke 16 - Faithful stewardship
Luke 18:9-14 - Pharisee A tax collector
Romans 12:1 - Offer yourself to God
I Corinthians 16:1- 2 - Money to help
II Corinthians 5:16- 6:2 - Work together
II Corinthians 8:1-12 - Generosity
II Corinthians 9:6-15 - Generosity
Ephesians 2:1-10 - Created for good work
I Peter 1:3-5 - Born anew
I Peter 2:9-10 - God's own people
I John 4:13-21 - We love because of God's love for us

Stewardship Prayer

0 God, I resolve to put You first in my life.

I recognize that You have blessed me with all that I have and all that I am.

As your steward, I resolve to sacrifice when necessary but always to do so out of a spirit of sincere love, just as your Son, Jesus, did for me.

I humbly accept the challenge to share from my means rather than from my excess.

I recognize that being a good steward is nothing more than being truly Christian.

Dear God, I resolve, to be generous with my time, talent and treasure, giving in proportion to the gifts I have been given.

I commit myself to taking care of my body and all of creation.

I know there will be times when I will fall to be a good steward, but I pledge to keep on trying.

I will confidently live each day with a spirit of true peace and joy in knowing that I am doing your will. Amen.

Contributed by Marlaine Doidge, Associate in Ministry
Christ Lutheran Church, Glencoe MN

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