GYOBYGOV!! “Give Your Offering Before You Go On Vacation!!” Our Synod’s Stewardship Team suggests that every congregation encourage their members to “GYOBYGOV” – that is to and eliminate the “SUMMER SLUMP” in every congregation and then they can fulfill, or exceed, their Mission Support. Strategic directions for our ELCA includes a churchwide priority to “accompany…

A new year and it is time to think about stewardship. Wasn’t that in November when the church talks about stewardship? Stewardship is what we do with all of our resources all of the time. How do we spend our time? Too much football this past week when Wisconsin and Green Bay both lost? Too…

According to a recent issue of Harper’s Magazine, “Three quarters of Americans believe the Bible teaches ‘God helps those who help themselves.’ That is, three out of four Americans believe that this idea, a notion at the core of our current individualist politics and culture, which was in fact uttered by Ben Franklin, actually appears…

Thanks to David Groenewold our Greater Milwaukee Synod Director of Finance for providing our Stewardship Committee with the End of The Year (February l, 2012 – January 31, 2013) Mission Support Report. That enables us to say “THANK YOU – Thank You – thank you” to the 132 Congregations and nearly 80,000 baptized members of…

Dear Stewardship Leader, Each of you already devote your time and talent to help God’s work throughout our Greater Milwaukee Synod and the world. Thank you for your dedication. We have a new need: Consecration Guest Leaders There is an emerging need within our synod for a new ministry, and we are asking for your…

Dear Steward Leaders, “Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and…

I write to both acknowledge and give thanks for the “extra effort” given by the Greater Milwaukee Synod in exceeding the goal of 55% sharing of mission support for churchwide ministries around the world. Reaching 57% sharing meant that the Greater Milwaukee Synod again was one of two synods that achieved the top level of…

Here is a way to help overcome the usual “SUMMER SLUMP” in congregational giving by our members. Urge every member to Give Your Offering Before You Go On Vacation.

A message about stewardship by Pastor Brad Brown “Here daddy, you can have the rest. I’m full.” I’ve heard many parents share similar experiences of changing dietary habits when they have young children at home. After my first son was born, I felt like I fell down a link on the food chain and became…

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