Committed to Christ: Six Steps to a Generous Life is a six-week stewardship program that presents giving as a lifelong journey in Christian discipleship. 40 Devotions for a Generous Life is a devotional companion for program participants. Each of the forty devotions include Scripture, a brief story or meditation, and a prayer. The devotions start with the all-important commitment to Christ then move on to explore six steps to a generous life (Prayer, Bible Reading, Worship, Witness, Financial Giving, Service).
Committed to Christ is a six-week stewardship program that presents giving as a lifelong journey in Christian discipleship.
40 Devotions for a Generous Life is a devotional companion for program participants. Each of the forty devotions includes Scripture, a brief story or meditation, and a prayer.
The devotions, organized to support the program structure, start with the all-important commitment to Christ, then move on to explore six steps to a generous life:
With each step, participants are asked to assess prayerfully their own level of commitment and to consider increasing that commitment by one step.
Equal emphasis is placed on each of the six steps, clearly communicating that this program is not simply about money, but rather cultivating a thankful heart that will lead us to giving more than we can ever imagine.
"For a program that focuses on the totality of stewardship, there is none better."
-Jim Polk, Senior Pastor, El Dorado First United Methodist Church, El Dorado AR
Ben Simpson is a writer, speaker, and theologian residing in De Soto, Kansas. He enjoys spending time with his two children and his wife, Molly, who is a United Methodist elder. Visit his web site at BenjaminASimpson.com or connect with him on Twitter @bsimpson.
Rev. Bob Crossman has over 35 years of experience as a pastor and has served as pastor or staff member in congregations from 13 to 3000 members. As Director of the New Church Leadership Institute for the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church and a Ministry Strategist with Horizons Stewardship, he conducts workshops across the country on topics of wholistic stewardship, developing a vision, and overcoming growth barriers in a range of settings from new church starts to established congregations. Bob has been the recipient of the Denman Evangelism Award and received a doctorate from SMU in evangelism.