Below is a collection of short articles that speak directly to youth and students on the joy of giving to God.
Whose Money Is It, Anyway? How You Handle Your Cash Says a Lot about What You Value the Most
Larry Burkett. Campus Life, March/April 2001.
What does “stewardship” really mean? How do we honor God with our money? Burkett teaches that stewardship is about adopting God’s view of money as our own—that all we have belongs to Him. Because of this, “We need to manage money according to God’s plan.” To aid in doing this, Burkett has developed five steps to encourage teens to increase stewardship in their lives: (1) Give it all to God; (2) Don’t overspend; (3) Tithe regularly; (4) Don’t overdo it; (5) Avoid snap decisions.
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Dare to Care
Vanessa Rodriguez. Campus Life, March/April 1998.
A native of El Salvador, student Vanessa Rodriguez encourages her fellow youth not to ignore advertisements asking for aid to the poor. The poverty is real, she stresses, and as Christians we have an obligation to care for the poor as the Bible teaches. “Our generosity may not only save a life physically, but also spiritually, since it serves as a great opportunity to share our faith.” Thus, even those who are young should not pass up the opportunity to give and to minister to others.
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