New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Let the Children Give

Time, Talents, Love, and Money

Delia Halverson • March 2007

BUY Print $9.00

Let the Children Give provides adults the resources to demonstrate and teach a stewardship lifestyle to kids.

Stewardship is more than a church committee assigned to raise money for the budget. Christians are expected to act as responsible caretakers of everything we've been given by God. All have abilities to accomplish this work, and the apostle Paul reminds us that everyone, including children, must work together. Each of us holds an important role in Christ's mission.

"With our abilities and talents, we can manage the earth," writes Halverson. "We can also manage our health, property, time and relationships. …We do not grow spiritually without giving, not just monetary giving but giving of all of our gifts. We were made in the image of God and entrusted with the care of the earth and all that's in it, from the ozone to the starving child."

Packed with creative, educational activities designed for multiple settings and for children of all ages, Halverson teaches the concept of being good stewards through:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama and storytelling
  • Writing and research
  • Games and puzzles
  • Music, reading activities, and more

As a special bonus feature, Halverson created a mini-retreat designed for parents and children together to learn about stewardship. She discusses congregational stewardship plans from a biblical and historical understanding, and offers ways to include children in those plans.

Children, their families and your whole congregation will be better equipped to accept the call and challenge to a more holistic stewardship through a study of this book. This is a great book for Christian education committees and stewardship committees!

Delia Halverson is a nationally recognized Christian education specialist who has written more than 50 books and countless units of curriculum. Delia is a consultant, workshop teacher, and retreat leader.

ISBN: 978-0-88177-501-3

Imprint: Discipleship Resources

Pub Date: March 2007

Trim Size: 8.25 in (w) x 10.625 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 128

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Children

BISAC1: REL109020

BISAC2: REL063000


"Delia Halverson shares many unique ideas and activities for children to experience serving as a Christian steward. Incorporating the full spectrum of learning styles, she connects the theological rationale and the practical importance for children to be responsible stewards of God's resources. This book provides children's ministry teams with creative ways to involve even the youngest children in learning about the positive impact of Christian stewardship."
—David S. Bell, Director Center for Christian Stewardship of The United Methodist Church