Advent Unwrapped: what's it all about?

By Catherine Durant | 16 November 2018

At Stewardship, we always consider Advent to be the perfect time to think about generosity. There’s nothing more generous than God sending his son into the world for us.

Everyone knows Christmas time as the season of giving, but what does that really mean for Christians?

Read more...

What are you saving for? - 40acts in ACTS

By Catherine Durant | 18 October 2017 | Comments (3)

Until fairly recently, I’d never deeply considered the concept of long-term saving. The idea of having money sitting in a bank not being used seems strange to me...

Read more...

Uncomfortable hospitality - 40acts in ACTS

By Catherine Durant | 15 August 2017 | Comments (3)

40acts in Acts August challenge - a blog from Stewardship

The best hospitality I ever received was not comfortable.  In fact it was extremely uncomfortable.

Read more...

Praying for enemies? - 40acts in ACTS

By Catherine Durant | 20 July 2017 | Comments (2)

40acts in ACTS - a blog from Stewardship

“Actually, the best thing you could do would be to pray for her...”

 As a 7 year old, this was my introduction to the concept of praying for ‘enemies’. There was another child at school who had been continually nasty to me for no apparent reason. And whilst being comforted by my mum, this was the suggestion she’d made.

Read more...

The unaffected joy of true community - 40acts in ACTS

By Catherine Durant | 16 June 2017

Unaffected Joy - a blog from Stewardship

At the start of this week I knew I wanted to write about radical communities. What I didn’t know was that we’d have witnessed yet another devastating event with another community coming together through hope and generosity in the midst of horror and despair.

Read more...

When it comes to giving, where do you draw the line? - 40acts in ACTS

By Catherine Durant | 17 May 2017 | Comments (4)

40acts in ACTS - a blog from Stewardship

Recently I was in a Bible study where the group was discussing homelessness.

One lady told how she was approached by a guy on the street for money, but asked what she could get him to drink instead.

She was slightly taken aback when he replied specifically, “A caramel macchiato.”

Read more...

40acts in ACTS: what to expect from the monthly challenge

By Catherine Durant | 26 April 2017

At the end of 40acts we’re often flooded with messages saying "I wish it happened all year round!" so this year we’re taking up the challenge with a plan to keep the generosity going for the rest of 2017 and right through to Lent 2018.

Read more...

10 Bible Verse Images to Share Online

By Catherine Durant | 9 March 2016 | Comments (5)

bible verses to share - stewardship blog

God's given us the generous gift of his Word to speak truth to us.  To lead, guide and encourage us.  To comfort and restore us. We've made these images as an easy way share that gift.  Feel free to use them to bless others.

Read more...

How To Create a Generosity Kit

By Catherine Durant | 5 March 2016 | Comments (3)

How to Create A Generosity Kit

Firstly, what is a generosity kit? 

A generosity kit could be as big as a suitcase or as small as your back pocket.  The idea is just that you face the day prepared – with a kit of items that could range from a safety pin to a shovel, ready to give out generously to those in need.

Read more...

10 charities to help you support the persecuted Church

By Catherine Durant | 6 February 2015 | Comments (15)

If you're looking into how you can support the persecuted Church worldwide, the charities listed below are a good place to start.

Read more...