Consider the ways you are stewarding your resources and try a few of these ideas to help live out your faith.
Stewardship of Time
- Take the Serving Attributes Survey via Access Gethsemane. At your profile page you will find a new time and talent survey that identifies your interests and where you can check the gifts you have to share.
- Schedule time for God: Prayer – Worship – Service – Sabbath Time.
- List 5 things you are good at doing and then brainstorm ways you could use those gifts to serve others.
- Take a self test on how you spend your week and evaluate where you need to cut back and what needs more attention. Look at work, sleep, family, exercise, relaxation, house work, TV, computer, texting, volunteering, and God time.
- Slow down your family schedule; pick a night off and create some intentional family time.
Stewardship of your Health
- Self Care - Take a walk, bike ride, increase your healthy habits and exercise more.
Stewardship of your Finances
- Create a church piggy bank at home that everyone can contribute their spare change to. Bring what you have gathered to the "Noisy Offering" we will collect at the next family worship Sunday on November 9.
- Budget your giving like a car payment. Set your lifestyle expenses on your expendable income after you have taken out that which you want to give to church or other causes.
- Sign up for Gethsemanes automatic withdrawal program or use our new online payment option.
- Take a step towards tithing (10%) of your income. Look at your giving and grow one step or percent this year. We want to contribute a full tithe of our budget and need your help to do that.
- Skip one latte or one treat a week and instead donate the money to a special cause.
- Create a Legacy of Giving – make a will and dedicate a percentage to the Gethsemane Memorial Foundation that will support ministry for years and years to come.
Stewardship of your Community
- Vote! Voting is one way we care for others by helping to shape our community leadership.
Stewardship of your Resources
- Don’t run water continuously when brushing your teeth or washing the dishes.
- Recycle plastic bottles; better yet don’t buy bottled water but use refillable water bottles.
- Get your newspaper through email and do the same with your church newsletter!
- Bring reusable bags when you go shopping for groceries or clothes.
- Plan enough time to walk or ride a bike for short trips rather than taking your car.