We heard great things from people who attended our Stewardship Fair this past weekend with Mark Vincent, Design Group International. As promised by Dr. Vincent, his presentations have been made available to you via the download links below. Special thanks to Dr. Vincent for sharing his time and resources with us.        

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…

Now is the time to think of stewardship! “But it’s summer; I don’t think of stewardship at church until November when they ask for money.” Yes, it is summer and time to think about all of the gifts from God. Yes, the congregation, synod and ELCA need your continued monetary support, but stewardship is so…

When we ask people to take a step-up and grow in their financial commitment to the ministries of Christ’s church, there is no doubt a variety of possible responses. “Since you asked, I’ll give.” Or, “I hear you asking, this is what I can do this year.” One thing is certain, we don’t know what…

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…

Greetings Steward Leaders, Most of you know about the new 2014 issue of Stories of Faith In Action, a free ELCA publication that is available to your congregations for the cost of shipping. There is also another valuable stewardship publication called Giving: Growing Joyful Stewards in Your Congregation. This annual periodical of the Ecumenical Stewardship…

One day Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of dynamite, picked up a newspaper. There to his dismay, he read his own obituary. Alfred’s brother had died, and a reporter had mistakenly thought that the great industrialist had passed away. But the obituary gave Nobel an even greater shock. The reporter had described Nobel as the…

On Sept. 8, 2013, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations – will have an opportunity to celebrate together the 25th anniversary of the ELCA by taking part in “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, a day dedicated to serving the communities in which we live. You work every…

When my husband, Jay and I were young parents, we taught our two daughters what our parents taught us:  to be generous givers; those who share and save their money as well as spend it.    I remember the formula.  Our weekly allowance was divided in three areas:  church, savings, spending (play money).  We raised our…

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…

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