Make it Simple
Wow! Every church needs a little help in the current economic downturn. Here’s a free online comprehensive stewardship planning resource from the ELCA. It will guide your congregation through all the steps for your stewardship program, such as finding a theme, settling on a method, educating and training your members. You’ll find PDF downloads, videos, worship guides, sermon suggestions. From ELCA Stewardship Resources. Augsburg Fortress has a DVD set of these resources for those who wish. Click here for order information.
THE HOWS AND WHYS OF
Wow! Here's a free, seven-part curriculum for leaders who want to plumb the depths of their congregation's financial soul. It covers attitudes about money, congregational finances, leadership, money and theology and other topics. A real gem for congregations that find themselves stuck and don't know how to get going. Developed cooperatively by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Alban Institute and Lilly Endowment, it was principally written by Mark Vincent, lead partner for Design for Ministry, a consulting firm in Wisconsin.