Another year passed and we are at the crossroads once again as we approach a new year. It’s a time of celebration, a time of reflection on where we have been, and a time of preparation for the future as we think on whom we will be. Resolutions are being created—a plan to better ourselves or the lives of others. Typically, we will focus on one area of our life: our weight, our finances, our time, or our relationships.
What if in 2017 we resolved to focus on every part of our life? What if we made a holistic resolution allowing us the opportunity to direct each area of our life toward its intended purpose—glorifying God?
“Through seasons of scarcity and seasons of plenty, all of life is in God’s hands. He is the ultimate faithful steward, and knowing the faithfulness of God builds a foundation for our own faithful stewardship. God has entrusted to us everything that is in our care, and our love for God and for others should compel us to live rightly. Stewardship is gratitude for the love God has shown us. Therefore, the decisions we make about our finances, bodies, minds, abilities, time, relationships, substance, positions, and how we share the gospel are all a response to God’s faithfulness.” –Dr. Noel Forlini Burt, excerpt from the More than Money Bible Study
In 2017, the WMU Foundation will release ten Bible studies on More than Money—a book focusing on whole life stewardship. These Bible studies will take us through topics focusing on:
The Foundations of Stewardship
- January: Foundations of Stewardship
- February: Being Faithful with Your Body
- March: Being Faithful with Your Mind
- April: Being Faithful with Your Abilities
- May: Being Faithful with Your Time
- June & July: Being Faithful with Your Relationships
- August: Being Faithful with Your Substance (Possessions)
- September: Being Faithful with Your Position
- October: Being Faithful with Sharing the Gospel
- November & December: Wrap Up
Join us each month in 2017 as we set resolutions bringing true change, focusing our lives on being conformed into the image of Christ, and joining together with brothers and sisters in a community to spur one another on. This journey will be more than a resolution—it will be an opportunity for the Lord to work in and through your life.