stewardship events

  • Stewardship Starters: Quarterly Webinar Series

    Upcoming Webinars: 

    May 13, 2024:
    "Creating a Stewardship Team-Why & How?"

    Have an idea for a stewardship team, but not sure what they might do? Have one in place that feels stalled and needs a mission?  This webinar will help you think through how to form a team, and how to empower them to be steward leaders in the congregation. 

  • cultivating generous congregations: spring cohort

    How do we, as communities of faith, change our thinking on stewardship and generosity to meet the challenges of the moment? In partnership with the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, the ELCA is offering congregations the opportunity to reexamine their stewardship thinking and imagine ways to act on their findings in their communities. The six-week webinar “Cultivating Generous Congregations” will offer virtual cohort sessions where congregational leaders can discuss, dissect and collaborate on how generosity might work in their contexts. The webinar costs $550 per congregation, plus workbooks ($40 each).For a deeper look at what the webinar entails, watch this brief “Cultivating Generous Congregations” video.Please contact the Rev. Larry Strenge ( and the Rev. Tim Brown ( if you’re interested in participating! They will work with your synod to get you registered for the spring cohort. 

    Mark Your Calendar:“Cultivating Generous Congregations”Spring 20245-6:30 p.m. Central timeTuesdays, April 16–May 21

  • stewardship planning for small congregations

    Stewardship Planning for Small Congregations

    Tuesday, August 27th
    10:00am- 4:30pm

    Trinity Lutheran, Cooperstown

    How do we talk about money? How do we do a stewardship campaign in a small congregation? How do we tell the story of our mission and ministry? Join Rev. Tim Brown, Director for Congregational Stewardship for the ELCA, and Deacon Erin Power for a day of stewardship planning for this fall. Participants will leave with new tools for telling the stories of their ministry and a plan for a fall stewardship focus. This day is for lay leaders, rostered ministers, and synod lay ministers. Individuals are welcome, though congregations are encouraged to bring at least 2 people. 


    There is no cost for this event thanks to the generosity of the Vital Leaders Endowment



stewardship resources

Stewardship Website Resources


Book Recommendations:

  • Ask, Thank, Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation by Charles Lane
  • How Much is Enough: A Deeper Look at Stewardship in an Age of Abundance edited by Catherine Malosky
  • New Consecration Sunday by Herb Miller
  • Not Your Parents' Offering Plate by J. Clif Christopher
  • Embracing Stewardship by Charles R. Lane & Grace Duddy Pomroy
  • Giving to God by Mark Allan Powell