As ELCA Lutherans, we faithfully steward the gifts God has so abundantly given to us. Stewardship is so much more than money. It is about how we use all that God has entrusted to our care — our time, our talents and our treasures — to love God and love our neighbors, both inside and outside of the church walls and our homes.
Below are some stewardship resources you are invited to look at, also please contact Rev. Joy Mortensen-Weibe, the Director of Evangelical Mission in the synod, to help with your stewardship conversations (email@example.com).
If you would like to hear Dr. Bouman’s keynote from LEAD or Bishop Thomas-Breitfeld’s message, they are posted to the synod’s website. For Dr. Bouman’s presentation, advance the video to the 13 minute mark where Bishop Thomas-Breitfeld introduces him. https://scsw-elca.org/event/lead2019/
Rev. Dr. Stephen Bouman! Yes…you heard correctly! Dr. Bouman was our keynote speaker for LEAD this year and as ever, received an overwhelmingly positive response by our attendees. So we are extremely excited to introduce him as one of our newest speakers to the synod’s Speaker’s Bureau.
As he is now retired from his call to the ELCA churchwide office as Executive Director of the Domestic Mission of the ELCA, he has started his own consulting business, 3 Roads Consulting.
He is available to work with your congregation in the areas of congregational renewal, community ministries and leadership training. As ever, you work directly with our speakers to make arrangements and negotiate details. See the synod’s website for his contact information.
Link to Speaker’s Bureau page: https://scsw-elca.org/resources/speakers-bureau/
Luther Seminary will be hosting on campus this spring: Preview!
Preview encourages emerging young leaders to explore their gifts in the context of theological education. It is a day-long seminary campus visit like no other! Our staff and faculty have merged to shape presentations, workshops, mini-classes, tours, worship and a meal specifically for high school students and their pastors and other ministerial mentors.
Preview registration is now open, and we would love for you to share this opportunity with your congregation’s members! The main event information can be found here, and the Facebook event invite, here. If you need or want to stay overnight, Luther Seminary is happy to arrange for rooms on campus.