Stewardship Ministry

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?

StewardCAST — October 2016 Newsletter

In the October 2016 issue of StewardCAST, LCMS Stewardship Ministry encourages congregation leaders to teach stewardship in the current Entitlement Age.

Wulf on LCMS 2016 fiscal year: ‘Nervous and cautious’

When donors get nervous about the future of the economy or changing societal norms, donated resources decline overall.

Stewardship Bulletin Sentences and Newsletter Article – December 2016

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin sentences and newsletter articles each month for congregations to use in church publications.

Stewardship Bulletin Sentences and Newsletter Articles – November 2016

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin sentences and newsletter articles each month for congregations to use in church publications.

StewardCAST — September 2016 Newsletter

In the September 2016 issue of StewardCAST, LCMS Stewardship Ministry focuses on how the Body of Christ needs to learn to be true stewards of time. The fleeting nature of time makes it a strong candidate for stewardship formation.

Stewardship Bulletin Sentences and Newsletter Articles – October 2016

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin sentences and newsletter articles each month for congregations to use in church publications.

StewardCAST — August 2016 Newsletter

In the August 2016 issue of StewardCAST, LCMS Stewardship Ministry shares that the first step to embracing a stewardship of life is recognizing our dependence upon the Lord and our interdependence with the world. God’s stewards are called to see all of creation as a gift, allowing them to be totally “other” centered.

The Chief Steward: A Manual on Pastoral Leadership

The Chief Steward was written by stewardship counselor J.E. Herrmann in the 1950s.

Stewardship Bulletin Sentences and Newsletter Articles – September 2016

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin sentences and newsletter articles each month for congregations to use in church bulletins and newsletters, respectively.

StewardCAST — July 2016 Newsletter

In the July 2016 issue of StewardCAST, LCMS Stewardship Ministry highlights that stewardship, when it is taught from the position of the Scriptures and Confessions, becomes not about the ask but all about the thank you.

Stewardship Bulletin Sentences and Newsletter Articles – August 2016

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin sentences and newsletter articles each month for congregations to use in church bulletins and newsletters, respectively.

StewardCAST — June 2016 Newsletter

The June 2016 issue of StewardCAST focuses on celebrating stewardship, both as individual stewards and as congregations.

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.

Stewardship Bulletin Sentences and Newsletter Articles – July 2016

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin sentences and newsletter articles each month for congregations to use in church bulletins and newsletters, respectively.

StewardCAST — May 2016 Newsletter

In the May 2016 issue of StewardCAST, LCMS Stewardship Ministry highlights how faithful whole-life stewardship goes well beyond envelopes and offering plates, budgets and balance sheets. Stewardship is not just one of the things we do in our life with the Lord; stewardship is our life.