By Stan Smith, Associate Executive Director

Across Pennsylvania-South Jersey many churches are discussing stewardship needs and developing budgets for the coming year. As a pastor, and even as an interim pastor, I have found this time of year as a great time to provide a focused and themed emphasis on stewardship.  How?

Stewardship leaders across the Southern Baptist Convention, in partnership, have developed an incredible resource to assist you and your church in addressing the challenge of financial stewardship.

Touchstone Stans BlogTouchstones is a FREE resource which includes sermon ideas, age-appropriate Bible Study lessons, music, dramas, posters, bulletin inserts and graphics all related to stewardship. Plus, you can customize the material for your church and it’s free! The studies are built around four themes: Christ as the Capstone, Faith as the Foundation stone, Mission as the Kingdom stone and Redemption as the Ultimate stone. They can be used over a four-week span or adapted to whatever time frame best works for your church.

Touchstones is a proven resource that has been field-tested in churches across the United States and Canada! It can be a tool to help raise the stewardship awareness and commitment of your church members.

Interested? Receive a free copy of the DVD/CD that contains all the resources mentioned above by emailing me at .

By the way, here is a taste of something coming soon: we will be offering an online digital store where you can secure a variety of stewardship resources in either print or digital format. Pass it on, then be looking for the BIG announcement that it’s ready to go!