Think Greater Stewardship Resources

Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12)

How does our faith result in greater living, greater giving, and greater loving? In what ways does being Christian propel us to great works in the name of Jesus Christ? What are the possibilities for “greater works” we can strive for? These are key questions we will consider together as we “think greater.”We do good works – but what happens when we raise the bar to GREAT works? Think Greater! explores the awesome potential Wisconsin United Methodists have to make disciples and change the world.  Below are a series of resources available to you as we "Think Greater" together. Click on the titles below to download.


Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible the ministry of changing lives, transforming communities and renewing the church.  In addition to offerings given through the offering plate, there are two other ways you can give:

1. EFT allows consistent amounts to be drawn directly regularly from your banking account. This option allows you to give as a regular priority and it also reduces the processing expense for the church. To get started with EFT, you can complete and submit to the office the form here.  If you are new to EFT, you will be asked to submit a voided check. For additional information please contact the Church Office.


2. Donations may be mailed to Lake Mills United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 216, Lake Mills, WI 53551

On Sunday, November 8, we will celebrate a day of commitment and consecrate our living, giving, and loving in a very special service of worship. We are asking each individual and each family in our congregation to reflect on what God is calling us to do and be as we live into the future. What kind of future is God challenging us to create?  No matter what answer you might receive… think greater!  Don’t just dream what might be, but envision our potential if everyone makes a substantial and sacrificial commitment to live, give, and love… beyond all expectation!  We ask that everyone fill out the following form here.  If you are no able to attend worship that day, please return to the church office.

The purpose of these brief meditations on selected sermons of John Wesley is to give a glimpse of our rich theological heritage as United Methodists as it applies to the topics discussed in the “Think Greater” Stewardship Campaign. John Wesley was a practical theologian (which means he was much more interested in living the Christian life than in thinking about it), he nevertheless had a powerful and penetrating mind full of insights applicable to every generation of Christians. Some of them are collected here for your enjoyment and reflection and, of course, because they are from Wesley, for your use. All sermon quotations are taken from John Wesley’s Forty-Four Sermons, a series of sermons Wesley chose as covering the main tenets of his teaching and preaching.

THINK GREATER: Money Autobiography

A money autobiography is a reflection process on the role and influence of money and material possessions in our life. It challenges us to explore the past to see how our attitudes, assumptions, and values were formed concerning money and wealth. While Christian stewardship always involves much more than money, our relationship to money and material possessions helps to define who we are, what we value, what we believe, and how we live. For much of our society, it is impossible to imagine a world without money.


All people of faith live in relationship to money and material wealth. As an issue of faith, Jesus speaks more about money than any other topic, save the Kingdom of God. More than prayer, more than sin, more than salvation, more than forgiveness or love, Jesus teaches and preaches about our relationship with money. This emphasis indicates that a healthy self-understanding about our relationship to money and possessions is essential if we are to realize our full potential as children of God. Trustworthiness in our relationship to money is a first step toward faithfulness in all things.

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