Resources For Stewardship

Best Practices for Stewardship Consultations

Consultations for congregations wishing to gather for tips and planning time for their Fall Financial Stewardship emphasis are available through the Synod Office.

ELCA Stewardship Resources

A variety of books, videos, stories, worship resources, and more on communicating and cultivating stewardship in your congregation year-round.

Encourage Giving to Your Congregational Endowment Fund

The central role of the mission endowment fund is to enhance the mission outreach of the congregation by introducing members to “asset stewardship” and encouraging their growth in whole-life giving. Leadership can focus on their role through these four actions—educate, encourage, enlist, and excite. In the pdf below, you will find ideas and resources to help your congregation grow its endowment fund throughout the year in order that mission outreach programs may reach others in Christ’s name.

Little Norway Lutheran Church Video

This is a video of the members of Little Norway discussing what stewardship means to them in the context of their ministry.

Macedonia Project

Through a grant from ELCA Stewardship, the Northwestern MN Synod has four trained “Good Stewardship Conversation Leaders” available to meet with church councils, stewardship committees or congregational gatherings to have good conversations about stewardship that will benefit your congregation’s faith and life and sense of serving Christ’s mission in your community and beyond.

Make it Simple

A congregational stewardship resource to assist you in stewardship education–about simplicity and generosity–and in conducting a response method by which you collect congregation members’ commitments to support financially God’s mission in your midst.

Mission and Stewardship Tools

The Director of Evangelical Mission for the SW Pennsylvania Synod, Pastor Blair Morgan, has written 46 one-page articles on stewardship and 54 articles focused on mission for their synod newsletter. You are invited to use them in your congregations.

Mission Support Update Letters

Quarterly updates regarding the synod’s mission support fund written by the Assistant to the Bishop for Stewardship.

MissionFuture4KIDZ Baptismal Investment

When a congregation becomes a MissionFuture4KIDZ congregation exciting things can happen when their congregation gives a MissionFuture4KIDZ invest to every child baptized at its font. The Mission Investment Fund uses the invested monies to provide low-interest loans to new mission congregations for purchases of land and construction of initial church buildings and loans to established ELCA congregations for relocation, expansion and renovation projects. 

Resources for Stewardship Ministry

Links and resources presented by Chick Lane at the 2013 Spring Stewardship Event “Finding and Using Good Stewardship Resources for your Ministry Setting.”