Stewardship

On this page you’ll find resources to assist you in your personal and household stewardship and in your congregation’s stewardship ministry. The categories below — Call or vocation, Leadership, Spiritual gifts, Caring for creation, Lifestyle and Managing finances — illustrate the various ways we understand stewardship as it relates to our lives and to our communities. Click on a tab to get started exploring!

Resources for assessing and growing steward leaders, as well as material to lead stewardship ministry, like sermon starters and stewardship activities.

ELCA 2014 Annual Report Cover

ELCA 2014 Annual Report Cover

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ELCA 2014 Annual Report (cover)

ELCA 2014 Annual Report (cover)

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ELCA 2014 Annual Report (back)

ELCA 2014 Annual Report (back)

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ELCA 2014 Annual Report Infographic

ELCA 2014 Annual Report Infographic

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ELCA 2014 Annual Report Letter Only

ELCA 2014 Annual Report Letter Only

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ELCA 2014 Annual Report Litany Only

ELCA 2014 Annual Report Litany Only

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20 Practices for Growing Stewards

Use this color poster in you congregation to access inspired stewardship ideas. Also included are reflections, and resources and activities.

20 Practices for Growing Stewards

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A Brief History of Stewarship

"Stewardship" is word created by leaders in the Protestant churches of North America in the late 19th century.

A Brief History of Stewarship

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A Closer Look

Learn how to balance ease with simplicity in choosing response methods for annual congregational funding efforts.

A Closer Look

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A Readiness Tool to Stewardship Life

This survey intends simply to help Christian leaders assess their personal understandings of Stewardship.

A Readiness Tool to Stewardship Life

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A Scriptural Foundation for Competencies

Competencies are one way of thinking about the attributes or assets of a well-formed stewardship leader.

A Scriptural Foundation for Competencies

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A Story to Tell

Examine the basic questions for interpreting God's mission, "What story will you tell?"

A Story to Tell

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Asking Words

"Asking Words" helps letter-writers improve the effectiveness of their fund-raising letters.

Asking Words

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Be Passionate

Participants engage in structured interviews that help them practice "appreciative inquiry" techniques.

Be Passionate

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What do Benevolence and Mission Support Mean

A look at the origins of the word benevolence, as opposed to the current usage of mission support to describe funding the work of the larger church.

What do Benevolence and Mission Support Mean

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Biblical Advice for Cheerful Givers

Three kinds of financial giving are mentioned in the Bible: offerings, tithes and alms. This document helps us understand what is meant by each.

Biblical Advice for Cheerful Givers

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Book of Faith Handout

Participant handout: A Biblical conversation with 2 Corinthians 7:16 - 8:7

Book of Faith Handout

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Book of Faith Handout

Participant handout: A Biblical conversation with 2 Corinthians 7:16 - 8:7

Book of Faith Handout

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Book of Faith Bible Study

A Biblical conversation with 2 Corinthians 7:16-8:7

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Book of Faith Bible Study

A Biblical conversation with 2 Corinthians 7:16-8:7

Book of Faith Bible Study

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Building a Case

Ideas about how, and importance of telling others about the mission of your congregation.

Building a Case

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Building a Case Workshop

In this 55-minute workshop, participants examine classic fund-raising principles for "building a case".

Building a Case Workshop

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Bulletin Inserts 2013

Bulletin Inserts 2013

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Camina Con Jesus

Stewardship response program written specifically with small membership and mid-size congregations in mind.

Camina Con Jesus

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Celebrate Generosity

A four-week program designed to help members discover the joys of giving through growth in giving.

Celebrate Generosity

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Como Mejorar la Administration de Recursos

Outlines the six most popular financial response models used by ELCA congregations.

Como Mejorar la Administration de Recursos

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Competencies: Lay Leaders

Competencies are one way of thinking about the attributes or assets of a well-formed stewardship leader.

Competencies: Lay Leaders

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Competencies: Rostered Leaders

Competencies are one way of thinking about the attributes or assets of a well-formed stewardship leader.

Competencies: Rostered Leaders

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Congregational Survey

This 10-minute survey offers a baseline to determine which steps to take with year-round stewardship ministry.

Congregational Survey

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Congregational Work Plan

Worksheet to help congregations set stewardship goals, indicators of results, and responsible leaders.

Congregational Work Plan

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Counting Blessings

Participants learn how to use portions of the resource, "Assessment Tools for Stewardship Ministry," that are focused on financial stewardship.

Counting Blessings

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The Depth and Breadth of Stewardship

Book for pastors and lay leaders looking for a general overview of stewardship theology!

The Depth and Breadth of Stewardship

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FAQ's

Festival de los Regalos de Dios

A weekend congregational festival to use as the main stewardship response method for Latino congregations.

Festival de los Regalos de Dios

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Festival de los Regalos de Dios Planning Guide

A weekend congregational festival to use as the main stewardship response method for Latino congregations.

Festival de los Regalos de Dios Planning Guide

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The Generosity Project

The Generosity Project is the Rocky Mountain Synod's approach to the ELCA Macedonia Project.

The Generosity Project

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Giving Thought to a Narrative Budget

What is a narrative budget, why use one, and how to create it.

Giving Thought to a Narrative Budget

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Glossary of Stewardship

Lutheran stewardship has developed its own unique vocabulary filled with words that span many years.

Glossary of Stewardship

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Growth Steps Giving Challenge

Invite people to grow one step in their giving.

Growth Steps Giving Challenge

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Guidelines for Congregational Fundraising

Commercialism: A Social Statement of the Lutheran Church in America

Guidelines for Congregational Fundraising

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How Much is Enough

A deeper look at stewardship in an age of abundance.

How Much is Enough

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How to Guide Competencies

This Guide helps you lead a 75-minute workshop in which participants consider the document, Competencies in a Well-Formed Stewardship Leader.

How to Guide Competencies

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How to Improve Financial Stewardship

Outlines the six most popular financial response models used by ELCA congregations.

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In Person Asking

This 55-minute workshop gives participants an opportunity to develop their skills in person-to-person asking for contributions.

In Person Asking

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In the Market

Stewardship planners in the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin recognize the value of "taking it to the streets." Enter the Dane County Farmers' Market.

In the Market

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The Key to Timing

Workshop that helps participants develop a plan for a transition away from fund appeals connected to budget-development.

The Key to Timing

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Kids, Money, and Stuff Leader Guide

Kids, Money & Stuff is a retreat or small group format on personal stewardship development for parents and children, grades 3-8.

Kids, Money, and Stuff Leader Guide

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Kids, Money, and Stuff Participant Guide

Kids, Money & Stuff is a retreat or small group format on personal stewardship development for parents and children, grades 3-8.

Kids, Money, and Stuff Participant Guide

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LOAVES

There is an art to conversation: Listen, observe, assess, value, encourage, support.

LOAVES

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Macedonia Brochure

Overview brochure of the Rediscover Macedonia focus.

Macedonia Brochure

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Macedonia Commitment Cards

Macedonia-themed commitment card template

Macedonia Commitment Cards

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Macedonia Workshop I/II

Macedonia Workshop I / II presentation as a PDF

Macedonia Workshop I/II

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Macedonia Workshop I/II Overview

Approach and resource by the ELCA to live into the spirit of the Macedonians by developing the perspectives, practices and skills relevant to today.

Macedonia Workshop I/II Overview

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Macedonia Workshop I/II PowerPoint

Macedonia Workshop I / II presentation as a PowerPoint

Macedonia Workshop I/II PowerPoint

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Macedonia Planning Guide

An overview of resources designed to guide your community of faith in growing a spirit of gratitude and generosity that reflects abundant joy.

Macedonia Planning Guide

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Macedonia Workshop Story

Building a new roof and a rew future

Macedonia Workshop Story

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Macedonia Thank You Cards

Macedonia-themed thank you note card template.

Macedonia Thank You Cards

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Macedonia Indonesian

Macedonia Indonesian

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Macedonia Thai

Macedonia Thai

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Macedonia Spanish

Macedonia Spanish

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Macedonia Thank You Cards Spanish

Macedonia-themed thank you note card template in Spanish.

Macedonia Thank You Cards Spanish

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Make a Plan to Give

Do adults age 30 and under have the capacity to think about making a planned gift?

Make a Plan to Give

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Make it Simple 4 Labels

Labels with Make it Simple logo.

Make it Simple 4 Labels

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Make it Simple 6 Labels

Labels with Make it Simple logo.

Make it Simple 6 Labels

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Make it Simple Assessment

This survey can be a starting point for your congregation to start planning how to use this Make it Simple resource.

Make it Simple Assessment

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Make it Simple Acting Together

Use these prompts to bring a group together in heartfelt conversation about matters of simplicity and generosity.

Make it Simple Acting Together

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Make it Simple Acting Together Bible Study

Bible Study outline to take participants deep into the scriptural basis for the theme "Acting Together," from John 13:34-35.

Make it Simple Acting Together Bible Study

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Make it Simple Acting Together Children's Activity

Make It Simple - children's activities for Acting Together theme

Make it Simple Acting Together Children's Activity

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Make it Simple Acting Together Children's Sermon

Based on John 13:34-35. In today's world, concern for the environment has traveled much farther than many of us might have imagined.

Make it Simple Acting Together Children's Sermon

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Make it Simple Acting Together Sermon

Sermon outline: "The Letter of Love"

Make it Simple Acting Together Sermon

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Make it Simple Acting Together Theme

In the upper room, at the Last Supper, Jesus gives this new commandment to his disciples, to love one another.

Make it Simple Acting Together Theme

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Make it Simple Bulletin Insert- Half

Make it Simple-themed bulletin cover.

Make it Simple Bulletin Insert- Half

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Make it Simple Bulletin Insert- Letter

Make it Simple-themed bulletin cover.

Make it Simple Bulletin Insert- Letter

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Make it Simple Commitment Cards

Make It Simple-themed commitment cards and percentage giving charts.

Make it Simple Commitment Cards

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Make it Simple Congregational Meal

Congregational meals include food, publicity, activities, clean-up! Take some time to consider the stewardship connections to these meals.

Make it Simple Congregational Meal

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Make it Simple Family Learning Event

Extensive set of activities that can easily fill a weekend family retreat or a series of shorter events combined over a longer period of time.

Make it Simple Family Learning Event

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Make it Simple Following Jesus

Use these prompts to bring a group together in heartfelt conversation about matters of simplicity and generosity.

Make it Simple Following Jesus

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Make it Simple Following Jesus Bible Study

Use this Bible study outline to take participants deep into the scriptural basis for the theme "Following Jesus," from Matthew 6:25-33.

Make it Simple Following Jesus Bible Study

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Make it Simple Following Jesus Children's Activity

Make It Simple - children's activities for Following Jesus theme

Make it Simple Following Jesus Children's Activity

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Make it Simple Following Jesus Children's Sermon

Based on Matthew 6:25-33. It is important to have the right attitude about material possessions.

Make it Simple Following Jesus Children's Sermon

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Make it Simple Following Jesus Sermon

Sermon outline: "Birds of the Air, Lilies of the Field"

Make it Simple Following Jesus Sermon

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Make it Simple Following Jesus Theme

Matthew 6:25-33 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life…But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness.


Make it Simple Following Jesus Theme

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Make it Simple Facing Truth

Use these prompts to bring a group together in heartfelt conversation about matters of simplicity and generosity.

Make it Simple Facing Truth

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Make it Simple Facing Truth Bible Study

Bible Study outline to take participants deep into the scriptural basis for the theme "Facing the Truth," from Psalm 51:10-12 and Mark 4:37-41.

Make it Simple Facing Truth Bible Study

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Make it Simple Facing Truth Children's Activity

Make It Simple - children's activities for Facing the Truth theme

Make it Simple Facing Truth Children's Activity

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Make it Simple Facing Truth Children's Sermon

Based on Mark 4:37-41. From a young age, children learn the challenge of sharing.

Make it Simple Facing Truth Children's Sermon

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Make it Simple Facing Truth Sermon

Sermon outline: "To Tell the Truth"

Make it Simple Facing Truth Sermon

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Make it Simple Facing Truth Theme

Why is it so hard to Make It Simple? We face daily a complex world of our own making. We feel pushed and pulled by forces beyond our control.

Make it Simple Facing Truth Theme

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Make it Simple Hot to Use

Make It Simple materials provide three response methods for implementation: Commitment Sunday, Congregational Meal, and Small Group Gatherings.

Make it Simple Hot to Use

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Make it Simple Jim Johnson Photo

Photo of Jim Johnson in .jpg format

Make it Simple Jim Johnson Photo

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Make it Simple Leadership Event

This two-hour event invites leaders to study and communicate two key elements of God's economic design—simplicity and generosity.

Make it Simple Leadership Event

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Make it Simple Learning Event

Learning event that involves all congregational members in enjoyable activities tied to the basic theme(s): simple living and generosity.

Make it Simple Learning Event

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Make it Simple Logo Small

Make It Simple logo for web use in .jpg format.

Make it Simple Logo Small

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Make it Simple Logo High Resolution

Make It Simple logo type in .tif format

Make it Simple Logo High Resolution

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Make it Simple Logo High Resolution Small

Make It Simple logo type in .tif format

Make it Simple Logo High Resolution Small

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Make it Simple Logo 4 Color

Logo in a Word doc file.

Make it Simple Logo 4 Color

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Make it Simple Planning Calendar 1

Excel spreadsheet to help organize and plan a year round stewardship program.

Make it Simple Planning Calendar 1

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Make it Simple Planning Calendar 2

Planning calendar by week for commitment Sunday response method.

Make it Simple Planning Calendar 2

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Make it Simple Planning Calendar 3

Planning calendar by week for congregational meal response method.

Make it Simple Planning Calendar 3

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Make it Simple Planning Calendar 4

Planning calendar by week for small group gatherings response method.

Make it Simple Planning Calendar 4

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Make it Simple Resource for Annual Stewarship

Entry points for the conversation for a lifestyle of simplicity.

Make it Simple Resource for Annual Stewarship

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Make it Simple Response Methods

The people you serve can benefit from a period of time in which they remind each other about what is truly important in their lives.

Make it Simple Response Methods

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Make it Simple Sharing Enough

Use these prompts to bring a group together in heartfelt conversation about matters of simplicity and generosity.

Make it Simple Sharing Enough

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Make it Simple Sharing Enough Bible Study

Bible study outline to take participants deep into the scriptural basis for the theme "Sharing Enough," from Philippians 4:11b-13.

Make it Simple Sharing Enough Bible Study

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Make it Simple Sharing Enough Children's Activity

Make It Simple - children's activities for Sharing Enough theme

Make it Simple Sharing Enough Children's Activity

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Make it Simple Sharing Enough Children's Sermon

Based on Philippians 4:11b-13. This Children's Sermon probes the concept of "enough" from children's viewpoint.

Make it Simple Sharing Enough Children's Sermon

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Make it Simple Sharing Enough Sermon

Sermon outline "Lines of Abundance"

Make it Simple Sharing Enough Sermon

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Make it Simple Sharing Enough Theme

What does "contentment" feel like? This is a difficult question in our current culture. When surveys have asked "How much is enough?"

Make it Simple Sharing Enough Theme

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Make it Simple Small Group

Outline for small group gatherings

Make it Simple Small Group

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Make it Simple Stewardship 101

Overview of the various aspects of the roles and dynamics stewardship activities play in your daily life.

Make it Simple Stewardship 101

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Make it Simple Stewardship Stew

An at home activity making "stewardship stew".

Make it Simple Stewardship Stew

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Make it Simple Theme Poster

Poster artwork with Make it Simple theme.

Make it Simple Theme Poster

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Make it Simple Tree

Photo of tree in hands in .jpg format.

Make it Simple Tree

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Make it Simple Trifold Brochure

Brochure that explains the Make it Simple resources and how to use them.

Make it Simple Trifold Brochure

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Make it Simple Users Guide

Suggestions here to construct a learning experience focused on the story and thoughts of Barb Debski about tithing.

Make it Simple Users Guide

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Make it Simple and Youth

A series of readings about lifestyle stewardship and youth.

Make it Simple and Youth

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More than Money

Learn how to ask about and require accountability in their congregation's financial stewardship ministry.

More than Money

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Narrative Budgets

Exercise in creating a narrative or missional budget as done in the Arkansas Oklahoma Synod.

Narrative Budgets

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Preaching Vocation

Luther's encouraging message that each Christian serves the neighbor through their particular and varied roles and contexts.

Preaching Vocation

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Providing for God's Mission

As members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), we participate in God's mission for the sake of the world.

Providing for God's Mission

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Relational Ask Conversation

Sample visit script for a relational ask visit

Relational Ask Conversation

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Relational Ask Guidelines

Description of activities, planning areas, task list, and questionnaire for relational ask visits.

Relational Ask Guidelines

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Relational Ask Sample Questions

14 sample questions for a relational ask

Relational Ask Sample Questions

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Relational Ask Six Steps

Six steps to a relational ask: thank, inform, teach, inspire, tie together, invite

Relational Ask Six Steps

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Relational Ask Summary

Worksheet to summarize a relational ask visit.

Relational Ask Summary

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Relational Ask Training Agenda

Relational ask training agenda for captains and leaders

Relational Ask Training Agenda

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Rediscover Macedonia

Study is meant to help you invite others into 2 Corinthians 7:16 - 8:7 text, to facilitate a conversation, and to listen as God speaks.

Rediscover Macedonia

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Rediscover Macedonia Theme

Rediscover Macedonia theme overview and Biblical inspiration.

Rediscover Macedonia Theme

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Rediscover Macedonia: Reshaping the Role of Steward

Rediscover Macedonia: Reshaping the Role of Steward

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Rediscover Macedonia: Going Deeper into Our Stewardship Journey

Rediscover Macedonia: Going Deeper into Our Stewardship Journey

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Rediscover Macedonia: Discovering the Joy of Generosity

Rediscover Macedonia: Discovering the Joy of Generosity

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Rediscover Macedonia: Faithful Disciples

Rediscover Macedonia: Faithful Disciples

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Rediscover Macedonia: Focus of Macedonia Project

Rediscover Macedonia: Focus of Macedonia Project

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Rediscover Macedonia: Engaging in God's Mission

Rediscover Macedonia: Engaging in God's Mission

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Rediscover Macedonia: Living Out God's Generosity

Rediscover Macedonia: Living Out God's Generosity

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Response Work Plan

Congregations are encouraged to invite households within the community of faith to make a faith commitment once each year. How to plan week-by-week.

Response Work Plan

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Sermon Starters January 2013

Sermon starters for the month of January 2013


Sermon Starters January 2013

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Sermon Starters April 2013

Sermon starters for the month of April 2013

Sermon Starters April 2013

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Sermon Starters December 2013

Sermon starters for the month of Decemebr 2013.


Sermon Starters December 2013

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Sermon Starters Selected Texts

Stewardship sermon starters on a variety of texts.


Sermon Starters Selected Texts

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St. Paul Workshop

An adventure in growing holistic stewards

St. Paul Workshop

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Step By Step

Book for pastors and lay leaders looking for a general overview of stewardship practice and theology!

Step By Step

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Stewardship 101

An overview of the various aspects of the roles and dynamics stewardship activities play in your daily life, and the life of your congregation.

Stewardship 101

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Stewardship Principles Flyer

The principles provided in this flyer are a foundation for the life of a faithful and generous steward.

Stewardship Principles Flyer

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ELCA Stewards of Gods Love

This resources is designed to equip steward leaders with themed activities, Bible verses, best practices and new ideas to ignite year-round stewardship in congregations.

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The Great Permission Authors Noted

The leaders' version of the congregational field guide, The Great Permission, is now available at no cost to congregations.

The Great Permission Authors Noted

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The Great Permission Quiz

Take this quiz to see how well you already understand the idea of "asset-based approaches" to life.

The Great Permission Quiz

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The Great Permission Sermon Starters

Want to prepare sermons from an asset-based approach? Want to start that preparation in a different place or from a different viewpoint.

The Great Permission Sermon Starters

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The Great Permission Workshop

These pages outline a simple 90-minutes workshop you can use in a congregation to take advantage of the book, The Great Permission.

The Great Permission Workshop

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Thanking Six Times

During its 55-minute duration, this workshop helps participants learn and practice some principles of donor appreciation.

Thanking Six Times

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Top 10 Reasons to Give

10 reasons that build the case for mission support.

Top 10 Reasons to Give

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Try a Tithe

Invites and encourages each household to grow toward a tithe, to a tithe and beyond a tithe as they have been blessed.

Try a Tithe

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Using Stories of Faith

Ideas on how to use SOFIA to inspire new ministries in your congregation and to deepen members' understanding of the work of the greater church.

Using Stories of Faith

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Ventures in Growing Stewards: 12 Reasons to Give

Twelve reasons to participate in the Ventures in Growing Stewards workshop

Ventures in Growing Stewards: 12 Reasons to Give

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Ventures in Growing Stewards: Congregational

Summary of the process used for congregations in this workshop series.

Ventures in Growing Stewards: Congregational

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Ventures in Growing Stewards Workshop

Ventures in Growing Stewards is a four part workshop series that develops a vision and plan for growing stewards through year-round stewardship.

Ventures in Growing Stewards Workshop

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Visiting with a Church Council

Thoughts from a mission interpreter on meeting with a congregational church council.

Visiting with a Church Council

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Why Give to Mission Support?

Many congregations ask "Why give mission support?"

Why Give to Mission Support?

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Year Around Planning

This poster sized calendar provides seven categories to help with your congregation's stewardship planning.

Year Around Planning

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You have Permission

A cross-generational workshop that uses asset-based approaches to help participants gain confidence in their capabilities and assess their life work.

You have Permission

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Information to help individuals, congregations and other groups in their efforts to care for God's creation.

A Beloved Earth Community

The church is called to participate in ecological sustainability and, indeed, to offer leadership.

A Beloved Earth Community

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Awakening Gods Call to Earthkeeping

This 50-page resource includes both a Leader Guide and participant materials for use in faith-based small group context.

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Leadership Training

This training session is designed to train you as leaders in greening your congregation.

Leadership Training

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Love God, Love Your Neighbor

These reflections seek to identify some major ways to read the Bible so as to address our current ecological crisis.

Love God, Love Your Neighbor

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Love God, Love Your Neighbor

Paper by David Rhoads, Professor of New Testament, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

Love God, Love Your Neighbor

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Resources that invite readers to consider vocation as a way to serve neighbors through particular and varied roles and contexts.

10 Stewardship Principles Placemat

Color-cover design that shows the seven principles for growing stewards

10 Stewardship Principles Placemat

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7 Principles Book

The principles provided in this flyer are a foundation for the life of a faithful and generous steward.

7 Principles Book

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7 Principios de Administracion

The principles provided on this placemat are a foundation for the life of a faithful and generous steward.

7 Principios de Administracion

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A Stewards Prayer

A single prayer with a stewardship theme.

A Stewards Prayer

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Apple Tree

A personal growth experience for busy people, focusing on faith, responsibilities, relationships, lifestyle choices and time for Sabbath rest.

Apple Tree

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Biblical Stewardship

Introduction for church leaders to Biblical stewardship: Our Duty and Delight sets the stage, grounding leaders with background for leading the study.

Biblical Stewardship

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Bible Study: Commitment

Gave themselves first to the Lord . . . total commitment

Bible Study: Commitment

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Bible Study: Generosity

Grace is a central concept of Lutheran faith. We know that we receive what we do not deserve because of God's love and generosity.

Bible Study: Generosity

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Bible Study: Give Freely

Voluntarily gave . . . according to their means

Bible Study: Give Freely

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Bible Study: Joy

During affliction and in poverty . . . Abundant joy overflowed!

Bible Study: Joy

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Bible Study: Sacrifice

Gave beyond their means . . . extreme sacrifice

Bible Study: Sacrifice

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Bible Study: Share

Beg for the privilege to share . . . complete involvement

Bible Study: Share

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Give Back

GiveBack/FeedBack - a new way to listen

Give Back

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Growing Stewards

The inspiration for these writings is taken from Stepping Stones of a Steward by Ron Vallet (Eerdsmans Publishing; Grand Rapids, MI; copyright 1989)

Growing Stewards

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Lead on O Spirit Prayer

A single prayer with a stewardship theme.

Lead on O Spirit Prayer

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Luther Table Talk Prayer

Prayers and readings suggested by Martin Luther.

Luther Table Talk Prayer

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Macedonia Bookmarks 1 Manual

Macedonia-themed bookmarks and conversation starters

Macedonia Bookmarks 1 Manual

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Macedonia Bookmarks 1 Printer

Macedonia-themed bookmarks and conversation starters

Macedonia Bookmarks 1 Printer

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Macedonia Bookmarks 1 in Thai

Macedonia-themed bookmarks and conversation starters

Macedonia Bookmarks 1 in Thai

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Macedonia Bookmarks 2 Manual

Macedonia-themed bookmarks and conversation starters

Macedonia Bookmarks 2 Manual

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Macedonia Bookmarks 2 Printer

Macedonia-themed bookmarks and conversation starters

Macedonia Bookmarks 2 Printer

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Macedonia Bookmarks 2 in Thai

Macedonia-themed bookmarks and conversation starters

Macedonia Bookmarks 2 in Thai

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Make it Simple A Lifestyle for Simplicity

A resource for stewardship education and annual response.

Make it Simple A Lifestyle for Simplicity

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Make it Simple Reflections on Simpler Living

Quotations and questions for reflection and discussion to help guide your role as a disciple beyond the walls of your community of faith.

Make it Simple Reflections on Simpler Living

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One on One Conversationa

Includes questions that use principles from 2 Corinthians 8:1-7 as a guide for one-on-one conversations.

One on One Conversationa

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Personal Money Autobiography

Writing a personal money autobiography is an important step in expressing one's stewardship journey

Personal Money Autobiography

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Steward as Art

Finding the art in stewardship

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Principles and practices for faithful financial management including giving, saving and spending.


Mission Support Folder



Mission Support Folder

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Statement of Intent 2015



Statement of Intent 2015

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Congregational Money Autobiography

This autobiographical activity focuses on attitudes, principles and practices related to the teaching and management of money in your congregation.

Congregational Money Autobiography

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Personal Financial Planning

Worksheet to help review personal income and expenses.

Personal Financial Planning

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Personal Financial Planning

Worksheet to help review personal assets and liabilities.

Personal Financial Planning

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Proportional Giving Chart

Chart that shows different levels of income and different levels of proportionate giving.

Proportional Giving Chart

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Where Your ELCA Offering Goes

Brochure explaining how mission support works through the three expressions of the ELCA.

Where Your ELCA Offering Goes

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Why Tithe?

Why tithe? Why save? How to spend?

Why Tithe?

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Your Offering at Work

Your Offering at Work

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Your Offering at Work Black and White

Your Offering at Work Black and White

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Tools to help assess how God is calling people to use their gifts, passions, and time and talents.

Discover Your Personal Gifts

Discovery of gifts and talents worksheet.

Discover Your Personal Gifts

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Gifts for Living Our Mission

How is God calling you to serve questionaire.

Gifts for Living Our Mission

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Gifts Time and Talent for Children

Time and talent survey geared for kids.

Gifts Time and Talent for Children

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StewardNet Newsletter for Church Leaders (Fall 2014)

Stewardship newsletters for church leaders.

StewardNet Newsletter for Church Leaders (Fall 2014)

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StewardNet Newsletter for Church Leaders (Spring 2014)

Stewardship newsletters for church leaders.

StewardNet Newsletter for Church Leaders (Spring 2014)

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StewardNet Newsletter for Church Leaders (Summer 2014)

Stewardship newsletters for church leaders.

StewardNet Newsletter for Church Leaders (Summer 2014)

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StewardNet Newsletter for Church Leaders (Winter 2014)

Stewardship newsletters for church leaders.

StewardNet Newsletter for Church Leaders (Winter 2014)

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StewardNet Newsletter for Church Leaders (Fall 2013)

Stewardship newsletters for church leaders.

StewardNet Newsletter for Church Leaders (Fall 2013)

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StewardNet Newsletter for Mission Interpreters (Winter 2014)

Stewardship newsletters for mission interpreters.

StewardNet Newsletter for Mission Interpreters (Winter 2014)

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