Stewardship

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).

Where Does Your Offering Go?

ELCA members recently gave $1.7 billion in unrestricted offerings to support God’s mission and ministry. Each year, ELCA congregations pledge to send a portion of the offerings they receive to fund ELCA ministries in their synods and beyond. In the ELCA, we call these funds Mission Support. Where does your offering go? This video shares how your Mission Support impacts life-changing work in our communities and around the world. Learn more about Mission Support at ELCA.org/SOFIA.

Stories of Faith in Action

Stories of Faith in Action – New 2020-2021 Edition
Stories are the foundation of our faith. They teach us how to serve God with humility. They remind us of our identity as God’s beloved children. They bring us together and give us hope for the future. Given the challenges of 2020, we need stories of hope and unity more than ever before. That’s where your 2020-2021 edition of “Stories of Faith in Action”comes in. This annual publication illustrates how God is at work across the ELCA through your generosity.

Year-Round Resources

Response Programs

  • Make It Simple
    A Resource for Stewardship Education and Annual Response
  • 10-10-80 Empowering Steward Leaders
    Synod Office has videos to share
  • Stories to Tell and Gifts to Share
    Synod Office has videos to share