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He was Rich and Became Poor: Stewardship Teaching Exercise #2

Distribute the text below to the parish council or fundraising team and budget time for discussion. The exercise is designed to teach new concepts of wealth and poverty beyond money.

“For you know how generous our Lord Jesus Christ has been: he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that through his poverty you might become rich.” (II Corinthians 8:9) With this verse in mind, respond to the directions below. Allow 3 minutes. Encourage people to go with their first thoughts or feelings. Then discuss aspects of wealth and poverty.

Describe three ways that Jesus was rich.

1) 2) 3)

List three ways that Jesus was poor.

1) 2) 3)

Identify three ways that we might we become rich.

1) 2) 3)

What does it feel like to be rich?

1) 2) 3)


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