Stewardship Ministry

StewardCAST Newsletter – August 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, an updated list of objectives for stewardship ministry is provided. The goals listed are practical and functional and are meant to be applied to situations that are both internal and external. The list’s intended audience is individuals, families and congregations. The Board of Stewardship has adopted these objectives and pray they can be a much-needed start for discussion about this important topic.

Foundation training fosters stewardship, supports ministries

Training equips a range of leaders to help members practice good stewardship in charitable planning for the benefit of families and ministries.

Stewardship Resources – September 2014

Each month, LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin sentences and newsletter articles that can be included in congregational church bulletins and monthly newsletters, respectively.

Lutherans ‘encouraged, equipped, empowered’ at Black Ministry Convocation

Sharing your faith and reaching out to others: black, white, Hispanic — everyone! — was a major focus of the LCMS Black Ministry Family Convocation.

Interview with Rev. Heath Curtis, coordinator, LCMS Stewardship Ministry

Rev. Heath Curtis, coordinator for LCMS Stewardship Ministry, discusses the Stewardship Ministry, its redesigned website (www.lcms.org/stewardship) and the resources available to pastors and congregations during an interview on KFUO-AM.

New stewardship resources available online

The resources include short essays, Bible studies, sermon and pastoral aids, tips, how-tos, bulletin inserts and newsletter articles.

A Great Privilege

We face challenges, to be sure, but we are blessed with much!

Stewardship Resources – August 2014

Each month, LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin sentences and newsletter articles that can be included in congregational church bulletins and monthly newsletters, respectively.

StewardCast Newsletter – July 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, the topic of time stewardship and it being a casualty of the fast-paced society in which we live are discussed. Helping to shape faithful stewards within the congregation must include careful consideration of this important piece of stewardship and the ways to strengthen it in members’ lives.

BNM welcomes new members as its work continues

At its May 30-31 meeting, the Synod’s Board for National Mission continues work on refining policies and on a theological statement for mission.

Synod to provide resources for monthly emphases

The resources will be available free to districts, congregations and schools to use at any time during the month.

StewardCast Newsletter – June 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, insight is provided into the importance of ordinary stewardship – taking care of what God daily provides – in the lives of congregation members. When the elements of ordinary lives are used daily to be stewards of the love God gives, then God is able to do extraordinary things through these individuals, in their lives and in their community.

StewardCast Newsletter – May 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, insight is provided into the differences between volunteerism and stewardship. What these differences mean for the local congregation as it strives to build faithful stewards in Christ are also provided.

StewardCast Newsletter – April 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, insight is provided into the importance of “preparing the soil for a stewardship harvest” within congregations. This preparation starts with Word of God and is based on the work of the Holy Spirit. With both of these tools to call upon, faithful stewardship in congregations will be given from the Lord.

StewardCast Newsletter – March 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, insight is provided into the importance of having healthy and balanced implicit and explicit ministry goals when it comes to stewardship, for an individual and for an entire congregation. They need to work together so that all of life and life’s resources are used in faithful service to the Lord.

StewardCast Newsletter – February 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, insight is provided into the importance of having resources (“tools”) within a congregation to instruct people on stewardship. But more than that, readers are reminded that having faithful craftsmen within congregations who know how to apply God’s Word in stewardship is even more essential.