Stewardhip LEssons

To coincide with the ELCA's Day of Service: God's Work, Our Hands, we will be learning about Stewardship throughout September and the beginning of October. Below are several lessons and activities for families to complete together. There is no particular order in which to complete the activities; however, "Using Well What God Gives Me" and "Don't Be Slothful!" both introduce the Parable of the Talents and are each a good starting point. Each of these lessons is followed by several activities to help reinforce the concept of the parable.

On Saturday, September 12th, our Sunday's Cool children and their families gathered to collect trash at Pond 444, located off Telegraph Road. We collected 500 pounds of trash! Thank you to all the families that joined us in using our hands to do God's work!

We will conclude our study of Stewardship on October 11th with a special event for Clergy Appreciation Day. The details of this event are Top Secret! 

Be sure to register for Sunday's Cool so you can join in the fun!

  • Read a short introduction to our Stewardship unit to learn the meaning of Stewardship and discover ways you can be a good Steward.

  • In this lesson, the seed of a tree reminds us that God doesn't want us to hide our gifts and blessings. Instead, He wants us to use them to spread His love and message in the world.

  • Answer, or discuss with a family member, these questions about the Parable of the Talents. What talents do you have and how can you share them with others?

  • Complete the Talent Resume to help you recognize the gifts God has blessed you with and how you can use these gifts to bless others.

  • This object lesson uses popcorn to demonstrate how we can be changed when we live for God and use our talents wisely.

  • Watch these kids from PursueGOD Kids as they share and discuss the Parable of the Talents.

  • Color the picture to help you remember the Parable of the Talents. What talents has God given you?

  • In this lesson, the sloth is used to remind us that God does not want us to be slothful, or lazy. He has given each of us creative minds and unique skills and we are to use them to honor and glorify God. 

  • Complete this Activity Sheet to help you remember the Parable of the Talents.

    You will need to print The Parable of the Talents Page and the Servants Pattern.

  • Print and color a memory verse card for Colossians 3:23

    "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters."

  • As you color this picture, discuss what the children at the bottom are doing. Are they working with all their hearts, as if working for the Lord?

  • Play a fun game of charades to practice working hard for the Lord.

  • Watch this animation of the Parable of the Talents.

  • Decorate a gift box to show the gifts God has given you.

  • Complete this art project and we will collect them at the Outdoor Service on October 4th to display on the website and in the church.