Improving Your Congregational Stewardship

Published on June 27th, 2017

The goal of stewardship ministry is to help God’s people grow in their relationship with Christ. This is done with individuals within their congregation, using time, talents and treasures entrusted to them. The following is a list of Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod websites that have a list of resources.

1. lcms.org – Click on Administration/Education and then scroll down to Stewardship Education. There you will find resources, StewardCAST newsletters, and bulletin/newsletter content. Go directly to stewardship content here. 

2. in.lcms.org – Click on Stewardship and find, under Articles, “New Stewardship Programs.” There you will find three programs that are free and copy ready that will give your congregation a three-week series emphasis on stewardship. They include promotional materials, liturgies, Bible readings, hymns, Bible studies and more. Go directly to stewardship content here. 

3. godsstewards.com – This site is for the Center of Stewardship at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. If you click on Resources, you will find 10 different categories on this topic. Go directly to stewardship content here. 

Finally, I read the book “Ask, Thank, Tell” by Charles R. Lane. You can order it online through Amazon. The emphasis is on mission — not maintenance — and on discipleship, not membership

Written by Ken Schilf, Council of Resources
First published in the May 2017 edition of the Lutheran Witness