Disciples Living Generously

CEU Credit

A three-session series designed to help church leaders see stewardship and generosity as more than “how do we pay the bills” but rather “how do we grow generous disciples? Moving the focus beyond the church’s need for money to clearly highlight a disciple’s need to experience the joy of a generous life.

In this course you’ll explore foundational concepts that have not always been associated with stewardship in many churches:

  • The Importance of Relationships
  • Matters of Trust
  • Focusing on the Giver
  • Defining What is Enough

You’ll also dive into the Five Key Elements to consider when developing a stewardship strategy for your church.

These five characteristics are often found in congregations that are leading people to be generous givers:

  • Self-Examination
  • First Fruits Teaching
  • Personal Witness & Storytelling
  • Clear Vision for Mission
  • High Expectation of Members and Leaders

Each of these Five Key Elements is accompanied by a video segment, along with suggestions for “action steps” and questions for reflection and response.

This teaching series will have an online forum as a place to share your challenges, hopes, and celebrations in ministry.

By the end of this course you will have the tools needed to establish a successful stewardship strategy to create a culture of generosity within your church.

CEUs: 0.5

CEU Accredited Course Offering


Discipleship Ministries eLearning offers continuing education units (CEU) upon successful course completion. Available to clergy and lay leadership of all denominations, you receive high-quality information that will enrich your faith life and ministry. This course is a CEU accredited course offering.

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Ken Sloane is the Director of Stewardship & Generosity for Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church.