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The Rev. Saul Montiel, a U.S. - Mexico border missionary, distributes health kits at the Plaza el Bordo in Tijuana. Montiel led one of the four groups of United Methodist bishops from all over the world who came to visit the U.S. - Mexico border on May 7, 2013. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS; Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Stewardship Resources

Find resources for talking to your church about stewardship in all of its forms: giving of time, talents, and resources. Read More

Child grasping the hand of an adult. Image courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

Nurturing generous living

"Generous living is not just about giving money ... It has to do with the whole of who we are and how we care for our neighbors." Read More

A photo illustration by Mike DuBose, UMNS. Accompanies UMNS story #099. 3/20/12.

Giving as an expression of gratitude

In the season of church stewardship campaigns and pledge drives, Bishop Coyner explains how giving is an act of gratitude, a witness to our faith, and a way of living. Read More

Family Lenten Offering

Every family has at least two kinds of treasures. One is money and another is time. Read More

FAQs: Giving

Individuals tithe or pledge money to their church, and each local church gives a portion, or apportionment, to the larger church. Read More

Stewardship

"Celebrating the offering is a spiritual act of worship every believer can actively participate in each week. Giving becomes a celebration when the believer discovers the joy of generosity, which grows out of God's grace." -- Melvin Amerson, Celebrating the Offering Read More

The Rev. Adam Weber, lead pastor, delivers the message during a Sunday service at Embrace Church in Sioux Falls, S.D. Embrace, a United Methodist Church founded in 2007, is one of the top 50 fastest-growing U.S. churches in 2013 according to Outreach magazine. Photo by Amie Hansen Photography for Embrace Church. Accompanies UMNS story #268. 10/17/13.; Photo by Amie Hansen Photography for Embrace Church

S.D. church makes ‘fastest-growing’ list

Embrace in Sioux Falls is the only United Methodist church to make magazine's 2013 list of U.S. top 50 in growth. Read More

Youth Service Fund

The fund established to serve as a means of stewardship education and support of missions by youth within The United Methodist Church. The youth in the local United Methodist churches contribute to the Youth Service Fund. Of the amount given, 70 percent is retained within the Annual Conference to be administered... Read More

Church vitality: How do you define it?

Leaders across the denomination ponder that question even as they try to increase the number of highly vital churches. Read More

2012: Church outreach up despite fewer funds

Despite budget cuts, program agencies say 'thanks' for the support, recall accomplishments and look ahead to 2013-16. Read More

Christmas giving blesses giver, receiver

At United Methodist alternative-giving markets, shoppers find that compassion, not consumerism, is the best way to honor the Christ-child. Read More

Photo by Andrejs Zemdega/iStockPhoto.com.

Givers pick compassion over consumerism

Churches offer ways for people of good conscience to buy gifts that support people who are struggling and in need. Read More

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Alternative take on the ‘12 Days of Christmas’

"True love" refers to God and "eight maids a-milking" refer to the beatitudes. New lyrics give us a dozen ways to be more giving. Read More

Logo courtesy of Advent Conspiracy

Presents or Presence? Gifts that Matter

How can we use the holidays to worship God more fully? What if we spend less, but give more? Read More

Bishop Mary Ann Swenson reports on the work of the United Methodist Council on Finance and Administration to the 2008 General Conference.

Finance report emphasizes abundance over scarcity

The United Methodist Church needs to claim spiritual truth of abundant living in managing its finances. Read More

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