Celebrating the Offering

by James Amerson, Melvin Amerson . Discipleship Resources, 2008.


Aimed at congregations seeking to make giving a central and joyful part of worship, this resource addresses generosity and stewardship in the Bible along with practices for celebrating the offering.


generosity and stewardship in the Bible, practices for celebrating the offering, the role of clergy and laity, children and youth

Recommended Audience

clergy, lay leaders, and stewardship committee


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Reconnect the finance of ministry to the offering of worship by sharing this resource with the stewardship committee or worship team.
  • Plan a worship service to celebrate the offering by reading the section on the role of clergy and laity.

About the Contributor

Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the managing director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, where she develops and leads educational programs and partnerships with religious organizations and the people who lead them. She has also worked for leadership education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. 

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