It’s the Little Things

Our lives are made up of small, daily decisions that eventually shape our character. Jesus highlights this principle in Luke 16:10, “Whoever is faithful in little things will be faithful in large ones.” 

The community of St. Mark is invited to join what God is doing in the world through small monthly experiments that lead to a lifestyle of faithful stewardship. These small experiments are designed to encourage participants to participate in stewardship in a holistic way.

 

November Experiment

Small Box: Offer to God

Reflect on what you can offer to Jesus. Write down gift or talent you would like to offer to God. And place it inside the small box that’s provided. Place it somewhere in your home that is visible to serve as a reminder of how you can bless others with your gift.  

It’s the Little Things

Our lives are made up of small, daily decisions that eventually shape our character. Jesus highlights this principle in Luke 16:10, “Whoever is faithful in little things will be faithful in large ones.” 

The community of St. Mark is invited to join what God is doing in the world through small monthly experiments that lead to a lifestyle of faithful stewardship. These small experiments are designed to encourage participants to participate in stewardship in a holistic way.

November Experiment

Small Box: Offer to God

Reflect on what you can offer to Jesus. Write down gift or talent you would like to offer to God. And place it inside the small box that’s provided. Place it somewhere in your home that is visible to serve as a reminder of how you can bless others with your gift.  

November Experiment

Faith: Mustard Seed

For this month’s experiment, we are inviting you to to take some time to read through the scriptures. This is a time to just reflect on how your faith has grown or changed over the last few years. Remembering, that the kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed. Even though it’s the smallest of all seeds, it grows into the largest tree.

October Experiment

Read through Isaiah 58. This month, we invite you to give up something that you regularly spend money on, such as coffee or fast food. Place that money in an envelope and bring it to church to help support our sister congregation in Tanzania.

Envelope: Tanzania

September Experiment

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving , present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

Take a walk around your community, pray for your neighbors, schools, families, leaders, churches and buisnesses.

 Map: Prayer

Sample Prayer Guide

August Experiment

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy…” Rest is an act of trust and stewardship. Choose a day/time to stop working and practice Sabbath for 24 hours.

Candle: Sabbath

July Experiment

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever…” We have so much to be thankful for and praise Him for. Take some time to reflect on how he has faithfully provided for you.

Confetti: Praise

June Experiment

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat…” We encourage you to ask God to help you notice someone who is physically or emotionally hungry or thirsty and treat them.

A Treat

May Experiment

Our words are small but powerful. Take a few minutes to write a note to someone who’s been on your mind lately.

A Note of Encouragement

April Experiment

Care for creation this month – pick up trash, plant some flowers or even a tree!

Gloves: Earth Care

March Experiment

Sin is like yeast. It grows. It’s something small that can affect our relationship with God and others. Confess and pray to God. 

Yeast: Repent

February Experiment

“Every $100”. This concept breaks down our budget into the categories that make up the purpose of St. Mark’s ministry. Seeing how much goes to each category that makes up the general fund can help us as we learn more about our giving.

Every $100