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Awakening to God’s Call to Earthkeeping

Here is a real gem! This 50-page resource includes a leader guide and participant materials for use in a faith-based small group context: adult or older youth Sunday school, Christian Education classes, women’s circles, men’s groups, congregational “Green Team,” or in a retreat setting. (Also can be ordered for $5 from the ELCA Resource Catalog.)

  • September 12
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Local Church Planned Giving Manual

The United Church has compiled a comprehensive guide to educate leaders about how to establish a planned giving ministry. Includes sections devoted to establishing and promoting a Planned Giving program, congregational endowments, wills emphasis, how life-income gifts work, and more. The quintessential Planned Giving resource!

Four Gospels, One Way to Live

Here’s a free online course on biblical stewardship that you can really sink your teeth into. “Four Gospels” pays attention to the stewardship-of-life underpinnings of the four Gospels as it provides a scholarly overview. From Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.

The Weekly Joke

Every week we dish out a fresh scoop of humor. Who says stewardship is no fun? Click here to go to the joke  page

Free e-book: ‘How much is enough?’

Some of the brightest minds of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have collaborated for this collection of essays exploring “How Much is Enough: A Deeper Look at Stewardship in an Age of Abundance.” Each author looks at one aspect of what it means to be a well-formed stewardship leader — the basic competencies needed.

Free Ebook: A Theology for Christian Stewardship

When the concept of stewardship is developed in its total New Testament context it implies even more than trusteeship and responsibility. It contains the idea of partnership. The relation between master and servant gives way to the relation between friends.(Download a free PDF of this classic stewardship treatise from LCMS’ FaithAflame website.)

Free E-Book: Stewardship Under the Cross

What you’ll get in this book is the experience and advice of one pastor struggling to remain faithful to God’s Word while leading his parish through a rough financial patch. There are plenty of stewardship programs out there – some good, some bad, and some ugly. While I do lay out the program we used at my parish, this is not a book about a program: it is a book about how to think about and teach stewardship as a Lutheran; a book about Law & Gospel, vocation, and liturgy. (From the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Photo © Pei Lin –

How to Improve Financial Stewardship

This resource outlines the six most popular financial response models used by ELCA congregations. An easy-to-follow guide for new stewardship leaders. Available in PDF as a free download.

A Guide for Year-Round Financial Stewardship Planning

This is a comprehensive guide for your congregation’s stewardship and finance team — a 46-page resource from the Presbyterian Church USA! Just what your church needs to get started or to stay on track. (Photo © JulietPhotography –

Faith Aflame

Kindle a Stewardship Flame in Your Church

Check out Faith Aflame from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, a free comprehensive offering with a broad assortment of downloadable resources for congregational leaders.   Click here or above to explore the Faith Aflame site.

  • September 10
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