2021 - Year of Generosity

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Matthew 6:21

Welcome to 2021: The Year of Generosity. Our focus this year will be on Funding the Mission. God has a mission, and God’s mission has a church, and God’s church is full of generous people who have abundant gifts and resources; gifts and resources that we are called to share. In the Book of Acts, Jesus reminds us that, “…It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35c). The spiritual practice of generosity is at the heart of following Jesus.

The mission of the Northwestern Ohio Synod is a participatory mission:

Sent by the Crucified and Risen Jesus to

Make Disciples, Equip Leaders, Strengthen Parishes, and Nurture New Communities

for the Renewal of Northwestern Ohio and the World.

Scriptures of

Generosity

The Bible Project

Check out the Bible Project website for inspiring videos and podcasts. The links below take you to videos that complement the Bible Study and theme.

Bishop’s Year of Generosity Writings

Daily Bible

Reading Guide

Chronological Reading Guide

Bible

Study

Participating in God’s Mission

Welcome to 2021: The Year of Generosity. Our focus this year will be on Funding the Mission. God has a mission, and God’s mission has a church, and God’s church is full of generous people who have abundant gifts and resources; gifts and resources that we are called to share. In the Book of Acts, Jesus reminds us that, “…It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35c). The spiritual practice of generosity is at the heart of following Jesus.

Book of the

Year

Book of the Year

Our Year of Generosity Book of the Year is

Abundance: Creating a Culture of Generosity

by Michael R. Ward

Devotionals

Year of Generosity

Conversations about different stories and how we might recognize what new things God might be doing in our lives, parishes, and communities!

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”