Godly Stewardship

Responding to the Loss of the Charitable Deduction

Will the loss of the charitable deduction ruin the fabric of the nonprofit sector and cause the end of the world? Only if getting something out of the act of giving is more important than the positive change that happens through the church and its related nonprofits.

How will the LCMS adapt when checkbooks rest in museums?

Are we asking – even expecting – an increasing number of people to use the financial equivalent of a rotary-dial phone in an era of smartphones and chip-enabled debit cards?

A Fundraiser’s Code of Ethical Principles and Practices

Those of us serving the Synod’s corporate headquarters, especially those within Mission Advancement, are bound by God’s Word — in passages like Phil. 4:8 — and by this code as we work alongside anyone who has or is considering making a charitable investment in our Synod’s work.

On The Sign Of The Cross In Baptism

On The Sign Of The Cross In Baptism – A Poem by Henry Alford In…

The Value of Gift Cards

Even though sending used clothes sounds like the ‘easy’ way to help, gift cards can be an incredibly effective way to give real physical assistance to an individual or a family.

Of Treasures and Hearts

Lent is approaching – a time for reflection, repentance, and faith. The following is the…

Stewardship Thought for the Baptism of Our Lord

January 13th, one week after Epiphany, is the date the Church celebrates the Baptism of…

Our Most Valuable Resource: What I learned While Running a Crowdfunding Campaign

Technique is all well and good. However, one lesson I learned is worth far more than all the rest: It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

Living Generously Together

The church has an opportunity to grow in generosity by providing funds for a similar meal packing event that will take place at the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering.

Caring for our workers, including international workers, is a core value

The care of our workers, including international workers who are so very far from our sight, is a Synod core value. Follow along as one group of workers gathers for some much-needed care.

The faithfulness of God

1 Corinthians 1:9 — “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

First things first

Deuteronomy 8:3 — “…that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.”

Sheep do sheep works

Matthew 25:44 — “Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ ”

Partners with God

Philippians 1:5 — “I always thank God … because of your partnership in the Gospel from the first day until now.”

Faith leads to action

Matthew 25:4 — “….but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.”

Reaping what you sow

Matthew 5:7 — “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”