stewardship

Stewardship devotional emphasizes ‘Simple Gifts’

The new resource from LCMS Stewardship Ministry is now available for free download.

BOD continues on path toward best corporate stewardship

At its November meeting, the Board heard from its chairman about efforts to increase the efficiencies of corporate Synod so the church can use the savings on its “core competencies.” 

Two DOXOLOGY ‘More Than Giving’ workshops set for fall

DOXOLOGY, The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care and Counsel, is partnering with the LCMS Office of National Mission to present two opportunities this fall to attend a conference on stewardship.

BOD adopts conservative budget for fiscal year 2019

Meeting in St. Louis May 18–19, the LCMS Board of Directors adopted a fiscal year 2019 operations budget of $69.4 million, a figure nearly $8 million lower than that of the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.

Six things your congregation can do to get more people involved

We are celebrating the service of volunteers in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Wouldn’t it be great to have more volunteers to celebrate? Here are some ideas to get more people involved … and people more involved.

Stewardship conference set for June 9-10

LCMS Stewardship Coordinator Rev. Heath Curtis (left) and Assistant Coordinator Rev. Nathan Meador will lead the “More Than Giving” conference.

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.

Convention examines ways to fund mission

Faithful stewardship and tithing are emphasized as means of funding local and synodwide missions.

Stewardship Thought for the Baptism of Our Lord

January 13th, one week after Epiphany, is the date the Church celebrates the Baptism of Our Lord. The following is the Stewardship Thought for this celebration – you can download Stewardship Thoughts for every week of the church year at…

Checking the Oil: The Case for the Unrestricted Gift

We are beginning to overtly encourage God’s people to consider giving an annual unrestricted (undesignated) donation to the LCMS. I’ve been told that I’m off my rocker for even thinking about doing this. So, why do it?

Building Partnerships: Survey Mailing Generates an Overwhelming Response

Building partnerships — and building friendships — is so vitally important to our team because Mission Advancement is not about getting money. It is very much about working with and alongside God’s stewards all over the United States.

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.

Help! Our Church Just Got a Big Gift, and We Don’t Know What to Do!

by David Fiedler The sole pastor of a medium-size LCMS congregation can still hear the voice on the other end of the line. It was an attorney calling. “Pastor,” said the attorney, “we’re settling the estate of a man who…

Steward’s Corner: Have Mercy on Me!

Over the last several months, I have spoken with donors who are overwhelmed by the number of mail appeals, phone calls and email messages asking them for a charitable gift — or another charitable gift. Some — but not all — were requests from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Perhaps you also are one who cries to the Lord for mercy when being solicited for charitable support.

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.”