Giving Magazine“More Than Enough” invites people to be blessed as they bless others. As God’s people invest their gifts and talents on behalf of God’s kingdom, they experience God providing more than enough to meet their needs in the local community and the congregational ministry. Resources in the magazine include stories of God at work, sample letter and a timeline for a response. Additional downloadable resources available at a cost include bible studies, children’s messages, sermon starters, additional letters and more. For a copy of the magazine contact your synod office, resource center or 800-638-3522, Ext. 2767
2009 Giving: Growing Joyful Stewards in Your Congregation
2009 Giving: Growing Joyful Stewards in Your Congregation
This magazine includes a variety of stewardship related articles, book/resource reviews, and an annual response method.The annual response emphasis theme is “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them.” Luke 1:68 (NRSV)“Blessed Be the Lord God” invites congregations to meditate on the biblical songs of Advent as they discern their individual and household giving for the following year. Included in this insert are a planning schedule, a sample letter of invitation, a reminder card, and a theme song written by Ken Medema.A single copy of the magazine is available to each ELCA congregation at no charge through your synod stewardship staff person. Additional Theme Materials:Poster Bible bookmarkBulletin cover #10 envelopeBulletin Inserts Mailing envelopeLetterhead Commitment (pledge) cardTo order additional copies of the magazine for $9.00 as well the theme materials please call the Ecumenical Stewardship Center at 800/835-5671 or visit the web site at: www.stewardshipresources.org
The Great Permission Program Resources “It’s not just a field guide anymore!” With these words, ELCA Stewardship Team members announce that the highly regarded field book, The Great Permission: An Asset-Based Field Guide for Congregations, is now surrounded and supported by a family of resources. Each of the resources will extend and enrich your understanding and practice of asset-based approaches to congregational life that can add energy and excitement to your relationships and shared ministry. Click here to see samples of the book as well as other Great Permission resources.Available through ELCA Resource Catalog.800-638-3522, ext. 2580 ELCAEO1009 1-5 copies: $6.00 6 or more copies: $5.00
How to Improve Financial StewardshipOutlines the seven most popular financial response models used by ELCA congregations. An easy-to-follow guide for new stewardship leaders. Click here to see a PDF of this guide. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print these files. Available by contacting 800-638-3522, Ext. 2767 $4.95
Stewardship in the Small Membership Rural/Urban CongregationThis newly designed 32-page manual offers a three-week stewardship financial response method for rural/urban congregations with an average worship attendance of 100 or fewer. "Faithful, Hopeful, Loving" is the theme for this method as well as for a six-part study on biblical stewardship principles.Available by contacting 800-638-3522, Ext. 2767 $2.00
African Descent Stewardship Annual Response MethodThe Cover and CD- RomDuring a four week emphasis the congregation will discuss both story telling and giving as grateful responses to the grace that comes from God. Elements included with the CD Rom include:• Bible Studies• Temple Talks• What if a Child Shares• Tithing Flows from the Heart• Blessed to be a Blessing• Financial Response Method• Consecration Liturgy: Gathering- A River of Life• Invitation to Give letter• Dedication SundayELCA Resource Catalog$20.00 year.
Stories To Tell & Gifts To Share Resources The core of the Stories to Tell & Gifts to Share stewardship program is the CD-ROM. It offers dozens of easy-to-use, flexible, and editable files for you to print, adapt, copy, rewrite, or use "as is". Collect your member's pledges with the preprinted commitment card, or print your own message on the customizable card. Useful for introducing your program, follow-up letters, or other correspondence throughout the year. Click below to hear samples of this CD:"Stories to Tell & Gifts to Share"
Walk with JesusA new stewardship response program written specifically with small membership and mid-size congregations in mind. The four-weekprogram contains everything needed to conduct a biblically based effective stewardship program in your congregation. “Walk with Jesus” is well-organized, straight-forward and easy to use.Materials are provided both in a booklet and on a CD. Included are a bulletin insert, letter and worship talk guide for three consecutive weeks. The materials for each week focus on the theme for the week—walk, listen, or give. Commitment Sunday materials, including an estimate of giving card, and extensivefollow-up helps are also provided. Materials on the CD are Microsoft Word® files that are customizable for the congregation’s specific needs.PDF of marketing flyer available here
Available through ELCA Resource Catalog.800-638-3522, ext. 2580 ISBN 6-0002-0913-4 $20.00
Camina con JesúsUN PROGRAMA DE RESPUESTA A LA ADMINISTRACIÓN (Mayordomía) New Spanish Walk With Jesus Annual Response ProgramA stewardship response program written specifically with small membership and mid-size congregations in mind. The four-weekprogram contains everything needed to conduct a biblically based effective stewardship program in your congregation. “Walk with Jesus” is well-organized, straight-forward and easy to use. Provided in Word and PDF for customizing.Download only. | PDF | Word
Stewardshops is a series of skill-based workshops for stewardship leaders in congregations. Through these workshops leaders become prepared to introduce and implement basic practices within the congregation. Each workshop addresses a specific stewardship skill from thanking people to asking for contributions to fostering accountability. Click here to access the free, on-line materials.
Giving Magazine Response Method SetThis collection of the stewardship response methods from the center of each of the first five issues of "Giving Magazine" contains these detailed planning guides: "Dessert First: Celebrating God's Blessings," "Share the Gift," "All God's Children Need to Give," "Let God Lead As You Gather and Give: A Guide for Discernment," and "Remember: Year-Long Stewardship Emphasis." Available by contacting 800-638-3522, Ext. 2767 $4.00