Stewardship Ministry

StewardCAST — February 2017 Newsletter

LCMS Stewardship Ministry discusses the need for local congregations to turn their focus from the HOW and WHAT of stewardship to the WHY of 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.

Stewardship Bulletin Sentences and Newsletter Article – March 2017

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

StewardCAST — January 2017 Newsletter

How we manage our bodies, our lives within our families and our lives with the Lord is a matter of how we steward the Gospel.

Stewardship Bulletin Sentences and Newsletter Article – February 2017

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

StewardCAST — December 2016 Newsletter

In the December 2016 issue of StewardCAST, LCMS Stewardship Ministry shares information about barriers to being a faithful steward and the ways these blockades can be removed.

Special mission journal explores LCMS membership decline

Demographic reports in this special December “Journal of Lutheran Mission” explain the main reasons behind the decline and offer suggestions for reversing the trend.

Stewardship Bulletin Sentences and Newsletter Article – January 2017

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

StewardCAST — November 2016 Newsletter

The November 2016 issue of StewardCAST highlights the critical union of stewardship and mission within the church. Their relationship is inseparable and has little to do with any kind of funding the mission concept.

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.