Faithful, Hopeful, Loving: This is a wonderful year-round resource from the renowned Ecumenical Stewardship center. For $59 a congregation gets a digital copy of 200 pages worth of resources that provides guidance for worship, sermons, Bible studies for all ages, as well as printable materials, including cards, letterhead, bookmarks and letters. Because of the Covid-19 crisis, the center is offering a simple version, a four-week stewardship emphasis, for $19.99. A sample packet is available for $4.99.
Walk With Jesus: You may remember Chick Lane as the speaker at our 2013 Bishop’s Convocation. An ELCA pastor, author and stewardship expert, Lane has become a trusted source for congregations looking to advance their giving. This is a very easy-to-use resource, and probably best for a congregation that has not done an annual giving campaign in recent years. Written with small membership and mid-size congregations in mind. The four-week program contains everything needed to conduct a biblically based stewardship program in your congregation. Included are a bulletin insert, letter and worship talk guide for three consecutive weeks. The materials for each week focus on the theme for the week: Walk, Listen, or Give. Commitment Sunday materials, including an estimate of giving card, and extensive follow-up helps are also provided. Download it at the ELCA link above for $10, or borrow a copy from our synod resource center.
Stewards of God’s Love: This 2013 ELCA provides a prophetic framework for a year-round stewardship plan, with spiritual emphasis on discipleship and understanding God’s abundance. The 58-page guide and inserts is available for free PDF download.
Make it Simple: This is the ELCA’s major stewardship campaign offering from just a couple years ago. You’ll find everything you need to launch an education and annual response campaign in your congregation.The ELCA’s online version is a mess, but our synod office has copies of the DVD set for free. Email Rob Blezard if you want one.
The Celebrate Generosity Stewardship Program: Here’s a free four-week program you can implement in your congregation. Written by author retired ELCA stewardship leader Eugene Grimm, Celebrate Generosity makes it easy to get going with an annual stewardship emphasis.
Faith Aflame: The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod offers excellent resources on this site to equip its congregations to teach and preach about stewardship, as well as hold an annual campaign.