Leader Guide $22.00
ELCAEO1042Participant Book $7.50
The ISBN numbers for each version are:6-0002-0853-7 (English)6-0002-0856-1 (Thai) 6-0002-0855-1 (Korean) 6-0002-0854-5 (Japanese)6-0002-0852-9 (Chinese)6-0002-0857-X (Vietnamese)
Cheerful Giving, $4.99 each, Available through ELCA Resource Catalog.
Available through Augsburg Fortress. ISBN 0-8066-5263-2 $12.99
Created and Called: Discovering Our Gifts for Abundant LivingCelebrate the great diversity of gifts among members of your congregation with Created and Called: Discovering Our Gifts for Abundant Living, a new, comprehensive approach to gifts-based ministry. Explore the reality of the interrelationship between God's creation in us. Discover the mission and ministry we do both as individuals and as a community of faith.
Faith, Money & SecurityFaith, Money & Security invites members to share their faith, evaluate the use of money and make a commitment to change
Gifts Unlimited: Exploring God's AbundanceGifts Unlimited: Exploring God’s Abundance helps connect the dreams, gifts and passions of members with a gifts-based approach for ministry. For more information, 1-800-638-3522
The Great Permission: An Asset-Based Field Guide for CongregationsThis asset-based process for stewarding your congregation's maximum potential is outlined in the easy-to-read 140-page field guide sent to all ELCA congregations in Fall 2002. It includes theological background, case studies and how-tos for congregational leaders, all directed toward an asset based approach to congregational life.Click here to see samples of the book as well as other Great Permission resources.Available through ELCA Resource Catalog
Growing Leaders for Effective MinistryGrowing Leaders for More Effective Ministry is a workshop which will (a) help individuals, teams and councils understand their gifts; (b) help participants discover motivations and discern passions for use in decision making and leadership within the congregation; (c) build team spirit by defining the diversity of gifts.
Kids, Money & Stuff Train the TrainerThis workshop enables congregations to self-lead "Kids, Money & Stuff" workshops as an ongoing component of their stewardship education for youth and families.
Legacy: That Your Faith May Live Year-Round KitLegacy Year-Round includes the Basic and Education Kit which include: Samples of all the supporting theme resources, Legacy video, Legacy CD, 2 posters, 1 short user guide with suggestions for the meal, 1 set of reproducible bulletin inserts, and much more.
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10-10-80 Empowering Steward LeadersThe goal of this easy-to-use program is to introduce youth to a life of balanced financial stewardship by sharing 10%, saving 10%, and spending wisely 80% of their income. For more information, check out an exciting resource for confirmation class or a youth retreat at (including free downloadable resources).
"20 Practices for Growing Stewards in your Congregation" PosterPut up this full color poster in you congregation to access inspired stewardship ideas. Also included on the poster are reflections, and resources and activities. View a PDF of the poster.Available on-line are a cover sheet of instruction and discussion guide for the 20 Stewardship Practices poster. (PDF Format)Use the cover and discussion sheets along with the 20 Practices poster this fall for our congregational consultations.Available throught the ELCA Resource Catalog for $5 plus shipping and handling.
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.
Our Stewardship: Managing Our AssetsOur Stewardship looks at how to identify, manage, and build up the assets needed for your congregation’s mission and ministry (such as a building, grounds, equipment, information, and finances). God gives assets to each person and every congregation and calls us to grow in faith as we serve as stewards of these gifts. The book also talks about what to look for when selecting materials for a financial stewardship program.Available through Augsburg Fortress.ISBN 0-8066-4406-0 $14.99
Step by Step: Fostering Financial Stewardship in Your CongregationThis book is a gem for pastors and lay leaders looking for a general overview of stewardship practice and theology! It is written in a 17-step format for pastors and lay leaders to build a solid commitment among their members to financially support their church. Includes a bonus section on the theology of stewardship that can help leaders and members discover lives of meaning and purpose.NOW available in Adobe PDF format (download both parts for entire book): Step by Step, Theology of Stewardship.(Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print these files.)
TradeWinds: A Process for Stewardship Vision and PlanningTradeWinds is a workshop series that includes all of the "Ventures" materials, as well as a visioning process and action plan for the congregation.
Ventures: Partners in Stewardship GrowthVentures is a workshop series that develops a basis for stewardship education, planning and response.