For your own self-reflection and to help Pastor Doug prepare his sermons for this fall’s annual stewardship emphasis, you are encouraged to write a short “money autobiography” to be handed in to our Divinity office with or without your name on it. Putting your name on it gives Pastor Doug permission to quote you with your name in his sermons.
A money autobiography is a rich tool that can provide profound insights into our understanding of abundance, generosity, and stewardship. While it can take many forms, a money autobiography is the reflective responses to a series of questions about the role of money in one’s life.
In writing your money autobiography, use some or all of the following questions to help you re-member. Return your autobiography to our Di-vinity office A.S.A.P. as kick-off Sunday for our fall stewardship emphasis, “Abundant Joy, Overflowing Generosity” is October 14.
$ What is your earliest recollection of money?
$ What is your earliest recollection of earning money?
$ What is the first thing you did to earn money?
$ What is the first thing you remember buying with money you earned?
$ What is your earliest recollection of money in church?
$ What rituals surrounded money in your childhood home?
$ What rituals surrounded money in your childhood church?
$ What were you taught about money in your childhood home?
$ What were you taught about money in your childhood church?
$ What does the Bible teach about money?
$ How does your Christian faith influence your attitude about money and its use?
~~ Stewardship Committee