Stuff. And more stuff. And even more stuff. The next thing you know, we’re pulled into the orbit of materialism! In Defying Gravity, Tom Berlin takes a look at the difference between “want” and “need” and illustrates how possessions can create an unbearable weight on our lives. He shows us how too much stuff affects our ability to serve and thrive, and then he helps us explore what is required to sustain a vibrant life. Perfect for a four-week stewardship campaign and small-group study, Defying Gravity features the book, a Leader Guide with multiple format options; a DVD of “Generosity Moments” with uplifting stories of how generosity has changed and shaped lives ; a Program Flash Drive or download with campaign guide, handouts, tools, and videos for pastor mentoring and worship; and a Pastor Guide, A Generous Church. Break free from the culture of “more” and help your congregation become, instead, a church of generosity.
The DVD features Tom Berlin introducing friends who tells stories of how generosity has changed their lives. These inspiring “Generosity Moments” provide a tone and context for group discussion about giving from a life of discipleship and a full heart. Video sessions are approximately 7-9 minutes each and are closed captioned.