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In the Small Catechism’s Table of Duties, Dr. Luther lists the Bible passages that exhort Christians to fund the mission of the Church. While the Old Adam in us might tempt us to see this as a burden, the New Man in Christ knows it is a great honor! The Lord doesn’t need anyone or anything, yet He gives us the honor of participating in His mission of salvation for all nations! These resources will both lay the theological foundation and give practical tips for encouraging your congregation’s members to grow in faithful stewardship.
The LCMS Stewardship Ministry A-Z resource collection includes some items that are important for every pastor and stewardship committee to consider, and it includes items that are tailored to specific settings.
Stewardship Under the Cross: Stewardship for the Confessional Lutheran Parish was written by the Rev. Heath Curtis, the coordinator of LCMS Stewardship Ministry. “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,” Curtis writes.
LCMS Stewardship Ministry provides bulletin blurbs and newsletter articles to use in church publications.
“Stewardship Basics,” a new eight-part Bible study from LCMS Stewardship Ministry, is available at no charge to help congregations start a discussion of whole-life stewardship. This study was the central piece to the Major Applied Project for the Rev. Dr. Nathan Meador’s Doctor of Ministry degree. It is presented to help congregations find the correct starting point for a renewed discussion of who God has created and redeemed His stewards to be for Him
Email LCMS Stewardship Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org to request information about a live stewardship workshop in your congregation or circuit.