Contemplating Stewardship - short stewardship messages corresponding with the RCL texts assigned for each week. These short snippets can be used in a variety of ways; as bulletin blurbs, newsletter notes, or starters for your own stewardship thoughts for the week.
Resources from October 2017 Stewardship event
There was a live webcast on Stewardship that is currently available for viewing. This webcast has a host of presenters which include Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Steven Bouman, Bob Davis, Steve Oelschlager, and a review of the new book Embracing Stewardship written by Chick Lane and Grace Duddy Pomroy. Click on the link www.elca.org/stewardship and look for the stewardCast link on your screen.
Stewardship Offering from Charles Lane - Click here
by Charles Lane
One of the finest and most practical books on stewardship around. At only 128 pages, it is a quick study! Using this with your council or with your budget committee is highly recommended.
How Much is Enough: A Deeper Look at Stewardship in an Age of Abundance edited by Catherine Malosky
A theological, biblical, and practical reflection on the competencies of a well-formed stewardship leader that can be used to stimulate discussions about stewardship for councils, small groups, or church staffs.
Biblical Stewardship: Our Duty and Delight with Dr. Mark Allan Powell This new course features seven 20-minute video sessions on DVD, and a comprehensive study guide and participant handouts.
New Consecration Sunday by Herb Miller
This revised edition, complete with CD-ROM, approaches financing the ministries of your congregation by teaching stewardship from a spiritual perspective rather than a fundraising perspective. It focuses on the question, "What is God calling me to do?" rather than, "What does the church need in order to pay its bills?" Program includes Leader guide and Team Member manual.
Make it Simple is a resource from the ELCA for stewardship education and annual response. This resource relies on themes of simple living and generosity to assist stewardship ministry in your congregation.
Not Your Parents' Offering Plate (external link) by J. Clif Christopher
A new vision for financial stewardship focused on discovering why people give and provides practical suggestions on what the church can do to compete with other charitable organizations in today’s world.
A devotion to use with your church council or budget committee as you contemplate your mission support for the upcoming year.
Giving to God by Mark Allan Powell is a two-part book that offers a biblical vision for financial stewardship. Part One focuses on understanding stewardship as a way of life while Part Two explores ways of being more faithful in practicing financial stewardship. Consider using the end of chapter questions as part of a small group study.
Step by Step: Fostering financial stewardship in your congregation by Michael Meier is a 17-step approach for building a solid commitment among members to support their church with joy and purpose. This guidebook contains a bonus section on the depth and breadth of stewardship theology. “Stewardship is about money, but it is not only about money.”
Stewardship: Our Duty and Delight by Mark Allan Powell
This course features seven 20-minute video sessions on DVD, and a comprehensive study guide and participant handouts.
Awakening to God’s call to Earthkeeping by Kim Winchell is a
four-session small group study to encourage, empower and equip Lutherans in their calling to care for creation. For more information on the use of this resource contact KWinchellDM@aol.com.