Stewardship Resources

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. Walter Baires, the Director of Evangelical Mission in the synod, to help with your stewardship conversations (walterb@scsw-elca.org).

Year-Round Resources

Response Programs

Books

Online Resources

Sign Up Now for Fall Diakonia Classes

New classes are now enrolling for Fall, 2019. Three locations to choose from!  Learn more about Diakonia and how it might enhance your faith journey, your discipleship, and your commitment to your congregation as an integral member of the body of Christ.

Need Help Explaining What it Means for the ELCA to be a Sanctuary Denomination?

The 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly approved a resolution declaring the ELCA is a “sanctuary church body,” encouraging participation in the ELCA AMMPARO initiative for migrant children, discernment of care for our immigrant neighbors in our context, and the promise of forthcoming resources for this work. What does this mean?

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is Sunday, September 8, 2019. This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.