Live Generously




We are to grow grateful generous stewards of God’s gifts in our changing church, community and world.

Greetings from the Board of Stewardship. Last month we introduced you to our theme and vision for our fall stewardship emphasis. We continued on our journey of unpacking what it means to Live Generously through inspired words shared with us on September 15th by Keith Mundy, Program Director for the ELCA Domestic Mission Unit. We will continue our journey this fall by asking you to participate in one of several small group discussions to be hosted by members of our congregation in their homes as well as at Prince of Peace. 

At these small group sessions, we will take time to talk about our faith, our passions, and our roles as God’s generous stewards. As we increase our understanding of God’s blessings and our church’s mission, we will see more clearly how our participation and support can make a difference in the congregation and beyond. 

There will be sign-up sheets on tables in the Narthex beginning September 22nd and the sessions are scheduled to kick off on October 26th. There will be plenty of opportunities made available to accommodate everyone’s schedules. Each session will have a fun theme and an opportunity for fellowship. We strongly encourage and invite you to sign up for one of these sessions. One of us will be staffing the tables in order to answer any questions you might have.

We will focus our discussions on our chosen bible verses and discuss how these scriptures impact our lives as grateful, generous stewards. As a refresher, the scriptures we have chosen to focus on are:

I Timothy 6:18-19 – “They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that  they may take hold of the life that really is life”

II Corinthians 8:9 – “For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich:”

During our bible study, we will also focus on the questions below. 

How does your personal faithful generosity measure up to what you see in these scriptures?

What examples of faithful generosity have you seen lived out by our congregation?

How do these passages encourage you to become a more faithful and generous steward?

What is our congregation called to do and be based on these scripture passages?

God’s Work, Our Hands