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.