Let the Children Give provides adults the resources to demonstrate and teach a stewardship lifestyle to kids.
Stewardship is more than a church committee assigned to raise money for the budget. As Christians, all of us are expected to act as responsible caretakers of everything we’ve been given by God. God has given us abilities so we can accomplish this work, and Paul reminds us in his letters that we must all, including children, work together. We each hold an important role in Christ’s mission.
“With our abilities and talents, we can manage the earth,” writes Halverson. “We can also manage our health, property, time and relationships. We do not grow spiritually without giving, not just monetary giving but giving of all of our gifts. We were made in the image of God and entrusted with the care of the earth and all that’s in it, from the ozone to the starving child.”
Packed with creative, educational activities designed for multiple settings and for children of all ages, Halverson teaches the concept of being good stewards through:
Arts and crafts
Drama and storytelling
Writing and research
Games and puzzles
Music, reading activities and more
As one reviewer says, “Using the full spectrum of learning styles, Halverson connects the theological and the practical as her lesson plans guide even the youngest children to understand the positive impact of Christian stewardship.”
Children, their families and your whole congregation will be better equipped to accept the call and challenge to a more holistic stewardship through a study of this book.