Forming and educating stewards

We cannot choose "whether or not to be stewards... We are stewards. What we can choose is what kind of steward we will be."
Christian Stewardship: Responsible Freedom
Annual Conference Statement, 1985

Stewardship events

Geographically clustered workshops or retreats are available from our staff. Interactive and reflective in nature, they can focus on whole-life stewardship, age appropriate formation activities, legacy choices, and generosity (scarcity vs. abundance). To schedule a retreat or event for a cluster of congregations or your district, please contact the Office of Mission Advancement.

Stewardship Resources for Congregational Life

Stewardship-related stationery, bulletin inserts and commitment cards can be ordered directly from the webstore of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center at

Stewardship Quotes: Here is an eclectic collection of quotes for sermon illustrations, bulletins, newsletters, or discussion.

Using children’s literature to form stewards
All ages of children respond to the simple messages in children’s books. This bibliography suggests titles that help teach stewardship themes.

Purchase stewardship books from Brethren Press

Email Mission Advancement to request complimentary stewardship resources