The "S" Word
Author/Editor: The Most Reverend Douglas Hambidge
Drawing on his decades of experience in England, Canada, Tanzania and the U.S., The Most Rev. Douglas Hambidge brings us the stewardship theology he has taught in congregations and at provincial, ecumenical, denominational and international events. Using familiar scripture as well as heartwarming stories from his own experience, he teaches that the nature of money is sacramental, our own need to give is the basis for our stewardship, and our love for God is shown through our offerings.
The first half of The ‘S’ Word contains thought provoking reflections, follow-up questions and discussion topics. The second half is comprised of workable, detailed outlines for stewardship events developed by the author and used successfully in all types of settings. Understanding that “Stewardship is never easy, and it is always demanding,” Archbishop Hambidge has provided the tools you need, including scripture resources, a year-round plan with calendar, program schedules, a training guide for visitors and suggestions for use of these materials.
The ‘S’ Word can be utilized in stewardship committees, vestries, leadership groups and adult classes, in training and planning sessions, on retreats and even in diocesan gatherings. Its practical workbook format provides plenty of space for note taking.