Helping children understand money, how it works and how to use it in ways consistent with the Bible is a central part of teaching stewardship. Here are several guides which can help you get your kids off to a good start.
The Ecumenical Stewardship Center COMPASS initiative offers faith-based financial guidance especially for young adults through a variety of resources. These are some great materials and I suggest using these in your ministry!
- COMPASS web page, with links to financial management tools, videos for meditation on God’s call to be faithful, generous stewards and reviews of books and resources that explore resource management from a faith-based perspective
- Compass Blog, with monthly posts to invite reflection and engagement on a stewardship topic relevant to young adults
- Social media entry points, a place for young adults to interact with their peers on financial management topics
Visit stewardshipresources.org/COMPASS for more!
|The Secret of Handling Money God’s Way
by Howard and Bev DaytonHoward Dayton is CEO of Crown financial Ministries. He and Bev have been married for more than 30 years and have raised two children. This program provides parents and teachers with the tools needed to help children ages 8-12 consider what it means to have and use money in ways consistent with the Bible. Using a 12 week format, this material offers the references, questions and activities to keep kids connected and excited about money…how to get it and use it!! There are even “quizzes” (Yes, quizzes!) that offer another fun way to review and remember these vaulable ideas that will lead to money practices that will be with into adulthood. Disciplines of how to best use money begin…now!! A child is never too young to learn what will be a lifelong pattern of behavior.This book is available from the Christian Books Clearinghouse.
Bible-based Explorations of Issues Facing Youth by Mark Vincent and Michele HershbergerToday’s young people live in a world never seen before, a world of impressive technological potential and disturbing dilemmas. Being a teenage is not easy, and teaching a teenager isn’t easy. Youth care deeply about God, each other and the world. Using easy to use teaching materials, creative activities and hard-hitting questions, this series will promote discussion and learning about a topic that is on the front of every teens mind, how to use money in a way that is consistent with faith, practical and possible.This book is available from Amazon.com.