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Congregational Stewardship

Events and Resources

Placed for a Purpose Bible Studies and Sermons

Placed for a Purpose is a four-session stewardship series that focuses on our vocation as Christian stewards, called to serve our neighbors. Using the framework of Luther’s three estates of church, state, and home, the series explores the following questions: What does the Bible say about serving our neighbors in various spheres of life? Who are our neighbors? What do they need? How can we help?

Please feel free to use the resources below in whatever way they’re most helpful. If you have any questions about the study or the materials, contact Rev. Dan Galchutt at dangalchutt@kslcms.org.

 

 

MissionInsite reports are FREE demographic studies sponsored by LCEF and available through the District. These reports provide an overview of a community based on population trends, economic factors, attitudes of residents, and more. Congregations can request reports by zip code or within a certain distance of their location. To request a report, contact Janet Powell in the District Office at janet@kslcms.org.

For more information on demographic support offered by LCEF, visit the demographics page of LCEF.org.

 

LCMS Resource: Stewardship from A-Z

The LCMS Stewardship Ministry page is filled with helpful resources for stewardship, including a collection of “A-Z” PDFs on the topic. The PDFs are organized into four sections:

Theology of Stewardship
Bible Studies, Sermons and Pastoral Aids
Nuts and Bolts
Practical Wisdom

Options are available to download the whole collection or just single sections.

 

Lutheran Companion to Financial Peace University

 

Is your congregation interested in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University? If so, check out the new companion guide from LCMS Stewardship: Preview and Review of Financial Peace University, by Rev. Jonathan Conner. The guide aims to supplement FPU by reminding participants of the Lutheran perspective on God’s gifts even as they’re encouraged to work through the practical wisdom of Ramsey’s “baby steps” approach.

You can find the resource on the LCMS Stewardship page.

 

NEW! Generosity Resources from Thrivent

For Pastors and Church Leaders: Engaging Generations Through Generosity

Engaging Generations Through Generosity is a three-hour interactive workshop based on research from the Barna Group on generosity and engagement. Watch the short video to learn more.

If you’d like to request a workshop in your area, visit the Engaging Generations Through Generosity website.

For Individuals and Church Professionals: Generosity Expressions

Interested in better understanding your own generosity or the culture of generosity in your church? Thrivent offers assessment tools that highlight five major ways in which people express their generosity, including hospitality, gifts (non-monetary), service and volunteering, emotional support, and monetary gifts. To learn more, click the link below.

Generosity Expressions Website

 

Staff Contacts

 

Rev. Dan Galchutt
Assistant to the President for Missions & Stewardship
dangalchutt@kslcms.org
785-357-4441, ext. 222

Janet Powell
Administrative Assistant
janet@kslcms.org
785-357-4441, ext. 223