Resourceful Servants


Resourceful Servants


The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) seeks to be “a thriving church spreading the gospel and deepening faith for all people” through a focus on church leadership and congregational vitality.

Supporting these emphases, the ELCA’s Resourceful Servants initiative promotes the financial wellness of ELCA congregations, rostered ministers and seminarians.

We believe the focus on financial wellness will help reduce some of the life strains on those who lead faith communities now and in the future, guiding these leaders and their communities toward greater health and vitality and enabling them to more effectively carry out the Great Commission — making disciples of Jesus Christ.

This initiative is made possible by generous grants from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Mission Investment Fund of the ELCA, and the staff and trustees of Portico Benefit Services and through partnerships with the ELCA Federal Credit Union, the ELCA Foundation and Lutheran Social Service Financial Counseling.

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